Tough course leads to strong showing for Cross-Country


The Colton Cross-Country team takes a moment before the race to pose as a team.

Fontana, CAOn Wednesday, September 29, the Colton Cross-Country team traveled to Martin Tudor Park in Fontana for the second league meet of the year.

Tudor Park is well-regarded for its hilly hiking trails, making for a rigorous three-mile course for the cross-country runners.

The weather, which had been blistering at previous meets this season, was excellent, with temperatures in the low nineties.

“Martin Tudor is the hardest course of the season,” assistant coach Mateo Cisneros said. “Ninety percent is entirely hills, so for almost all of our kids to finish is amazing.”

All but one Yellowjacket crossed the finish line in this race.

Colton standouts at this meet included senior Adrian Negrete, who led the varsity boys with a time of 23:09. For the girls, Alma Vasquez continued her excellent season, finished with a time of 24:21.

Freshman Christopher Acero cut nearly one minute off his time at the Beaumont Invitational, running the course in 25:39. And senior Alanna Anderson kept improving, running the hills in 25:57.

As a team, the varsity girls came in fourth place overall, and the boys placed sixth.

The next league meet with take place on October 13 at Jerry Eaves Park in Rialto.


Colton High School Times (Official)

Name Grade Time
Adrian Negrete 12 23:09
Alma Vasquez 12 24:21
Daniel Montes 11 25:38
Christopher Acero 9 25:39
Anthony Garcia 11 25:41
Alanna Anderson 12 25:57
Marcus Perez 10 25:58
Diana Vera 11 26:01
Dominic Rodriguez 10 27:16
Vincent Solis 9 28:24
Brianna Jimenez 9 28:34
Carlos Marariegos 9 30:27
Elizabeth Hernandez 9 33:05
Natalie Solis 10 35:23
Briana Ortiz 10 35:24
Kaila Garcia 11 35:50
Sara Lopez 10 38:54
Jennifer Puga 10 40:50