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Calexico girls take first at Dana Hills

September 22, 2001

DANA POINT — The Calexico High School girls cross country team won the Dana Hills Invitational here Saturday.

Joanna Garcia led the Bulldogs, taking eighth place. She was followed by Lisa Gonzalez in 12th, Alicia Torres in 13th, Aina Torres in 17th, Julia Romero in 32nd and Alma Ovando in 36th.

The Calexico boys took third place led by Luis Zepeda in eighth. Mike Padilla took 13th, Alfredo Contreras was 23rd and Luis Cardenas 38th.

The Bulldogs times were not available.

The Southwest High School cross country team also fared well at the meet, bringing home 16 medals.

Southwest's Doug Fulp scored the Eagles' top finish, taking sixth (16 minutes 45 seconds) in the junior class. Also in the junior division, the Eagles' Devin Hood finished 30th (18:41) and Brian Siqueiros was 50th (20:22). Scott Vandergrift earned a medal for Southwest in the junior division.


In the boys senior division, the Eagles' Garrett Bishop was seventh (16:23) and Sal Acevedo was 10th (16:31).

In the boys sophomore class, Southwest's Isaiah Obeso was 18th (18:08), Dana Ellsworth was 26th (18:26) and Felix Sandoval 28th (18:28).

In the boys freshman class the Eagles' Christian Piceno took sixth (18:57), Haime Mendez took 23rd (19:21), Antonio Correa was 31st (19:35) and Allan Cuyler took 47th (20:10).

Southwest's Monica Gamboa took 23rd (21:25) in the girls' 9-10 division while Jessica Thompson was 29th (21:51).

In the girls 11-12 division the Eagles' Abril Diaz was 44th (22:24).

Central Union High School's best finish came courtesy of Erica Camacho, who took fourth (19:07) in the girls 9-10 division.

The Spartans' Hiplito Valdez was fifth (18:14) in the boys sophomore class. Robert Guieb took 27th (17:21) in the boys senior class and Benny Scott was 46th (17:48).

In the freshman boy's class, Central's Alex Ibarra was ninth (18:14), Eduardo Santiago 11th (18:23), Daniel Osuna 20th (18:58) and Irving Palacios 36th (19:35).

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