Girls’ Distance Relay Impressive at Mt. SAC

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The girls squad after their third place finish at the Mt. Sac Relays. Pictured from left to right, Brighie Leach, Mary Orders, Rachel Johnson and Hana Sun.

Sarah Orders, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

The girls’ 6400 meter relay ran to a 3rd place finish in a competitive race at the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational in Walnut, California. The team, consisting of sophomores Brighie Leach, Mary Orders and Rachel Johnson, and freshman Hana Sun, combined for a time of 20:52.35, good for 2nd fastest in school history.

Each leg of the relay is 1600 meters.

The boys’ squad, consisting of seniors Adam Hathaway, Cameron Sun, and Rod Farvard along with junior Aidan Goltra, finished 15th in their heat with a time of 18:04.79.

According to head coach Chuck Woolridge, the girls’ goal going into the meet was a top 5 finish and to improve their time from the Arcadia Invitational which took place 2 weeks prior.

They expected a 15-20 second improvement overall, but Sun stepped up for the team according to Woolridge. “Hana Sun provided the biggest boost with a 15 second improvement over her Arcadia result,” he said.

According to Woolridge, the boys’ goal was to break the 18 minute barrier and move up on the Campo All-Time record list, a list which records the top 10 best times in a each event throughout the history of Campo Track and Field. Although the team did not achieve the 18 minute mark, their time was slightly faster than their Arcadia result.

“Adam Hathaway showed improvement and Aidan Goltra shaved 2 seconds off his time,” explained Woolridge.  However, according to Woolridge, Cameron Sun, the squad’s second runner, fell short of his previous mark.

Mt. Sac served as the last competitive relay meet for the distance squads, and according to Woolridge it was an impressive result to have the girls finish in under 21 minutes. “The time is among the best in the nation and with 3 sophomores and a freshman, it bodes well for the future,” he said.