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June 7, 2023

Cross Country | King City places 3rd at Mt. SAC contest

KING CITY — A trip to Southern California was a successful one for the King City varsity boys cross country team as they placed third at the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational in Walnut, Calif. The Mustangs ran in the Division I against some of the best teams in the state.

“Mt. SAC is a two-day meet and we felt that running in Division I was a better fit for us,” said King City head coach Paul Cavanaugh. “If we had run in the division that is our size for our school we would have had to miss a day of school and I don’t like the runners to miss a lot of school. Campo won the Division I competition and they were a very strong team. We just wanted to compete in a meet that would prepare us for the league finals and for CCS. Esteban Deniz did very well placing sixth overall in a time of 16:03. Mt. SAC is a tough course and it was like 90 degrees when the boys ran.”

Also running for King City were: Fausto Medina (16:35); Ricardo Diaz (16:27); Daniel Correa (16:51); Mario Avila (16:54); Peter Avila (18:05); and Julio Martinez (19:03).

The Mustangs prepared for the Mt. SAC meet by winning last Wednesday’s Center Meet at Toro Park. Deniz led King City with a third place finish as the Mustangs placed five runners in the top 10.

This Saturday the King City teams will compete in the Pacific Coast Athletic League Championships at Toro Park. The Mustang boys are competing in the Mission Division along with Greenfield and will run at 11 a.m. The King City girls and Greenfield girls will run at 12 p.m.



1 King City 29; 2 Greenfield 52; 3. Marina 62; 4 Salinas 100; 5 North Salinas 131; 6 Everett Alvarez 156; 7. Pacific Collegiate 176.

2. Rigo Garcia (GR) 16:16; 3. Esteban Deniz (KC) 16:35; 4. Mario Avila (KC) 16:35; 5. Fausto Medina (KC) 16:35; 6. Mauricio Arias (GR) 16:36; 8. Daniel Correa (KC) 16:50; 9. Ricardo Diaz (KC) 16:50; 12. Isaias Solorio (GR) 17:29; 13. Luis Martinez (GR) 17:30; 18. Peter Avila (KC) 17:53; 19. Jose Luis DeJesus (GR) 17:53; 20. Oscar Delgado (KC) 17:57; 22. Kleverson Pena (GR) 18:10.



1 Salinas 49; 2 North Salinas 48; 3 Marina 85; 4 Everett Alvarez 102; 5 Greenfield 110; 6 King City 142; 7 Pacific Collegiate 145. 15. Gladis Garcia (GR) 22:09; 19. Monica Reyes (GR) 22:49; 23. Alexandra Campos (GR) 23:04; 24. Daisy Huerta (KC) 23:04; 25. Jocelyn Garcia (KC) 23:07; 26. Maria Garcia (GR); 27. Erika Martinez (GR) 23:25; 29. Wendy Macias (KC) 24:03; 31. Daniela Bedolla (KC) 24:10; 33. Maria Rocha (KC) 24:28; 34. Maleny Lopez (KC) 24:29; 37. Michelle Loa (KC) 25:19; Jackie Perez-Alvarez (GR) 26:18.

Michael Ramirez
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