By Andrea Camarena

Competing against 15 schools on a grassy two mile course, 13 Cardinal cross country runners each set their personal records at the Monache Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Freshman Jordan Morillo led the team as she finished fifth in the girls frosh/soph race with a time of 14:49. Morillo shows further promise as a team leader as the competition in Bartlett Park was her first.

Another top 10 placing came from freshman Juvenal Lemus who came in 8th out of 105 in the boys frosh/soph race with a time of 11:55.

Senior JR Lopez finished the course with the fastest Cardinal time of the invitational. Lopez finished 27th in the varsity race with a time of 11:07.

Miguel Aguilera followed up Lopez in the same race with a 12:37 finish time. Jacob Martinez and Carlos Macareno rounded out the team score with times of 15:47 and 15:15.

The Cardinals faced off against tough competition out of Tulare Western, Brawley, and Exeter high schools. The three teams dominated Thursday's race. Tulare Western finished in first place with 77 points. Brawley came in at a close second with 110 points. And neighboring Exeter took third with 115 points.

On the girls side, Tamara Oldziewski ran solo in the varsity girls race and finished with the fastest female Cardinal time on the course. Oldziewski placed 35th with her 14:42 finish time.

The race awarded first place to Brawley High School with 69 points, second place to Exeter with 98 points and third place to the Granite Hills team with 107 points.

In the frosh/soph girls race, Stephanie Hernandez also made a top 10 finish. She placed 10th with a 15:05 time in her third race of the season. Frosh/soph runner Susie Ingoldsby showed her fastest time of the season with 18:35.

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