Cross-Country nears season finish line with solid showing at third league meet

Brianna Jimenez and Christopher Acero continued their strong performances on the season; and the Girl’s Varsity placed third overall


Natalie Solis

Diana Ruvalcaba enjoys the run at Jerry Eaves Park in Rialto for the third San Andreas League Meet of the season. She finished in 11th place with a time of 23:58.7.

Rialto, CA—Yesterday, October 11th Colton’s Cross-Country team made their way out to Jerry Eaves Park in Rialto to run their final League Meet before Finals on October 29th.

Despite none of the runners setting personal records in this meet, Coach Roxanne Lopez remained excited and optimistic as the season nears its final lap. “We’re going to continue training for a strong finish at our home course for league finals.”

The league meet was pushed up a day due to safety concerns involving the availability of an  athletic trainer. Eisenhower was able to provide the athletic trainer for Tuesday, and the meet was able to start with no issues. Temperatures, which have been an issue all season, were moderate, and the course a walk in the park.

With the three-lap course around the park, Colton’s runners showed out. Standout varsity runner Brianna Jimenenz continued her excellent season, coming in 7th with a time of 22:51. Senior Diana Vera (23:21.2) and sophomore Diana Ruvalcaba (23:58.7) followed seconds later, placing 9th and 11th, placing Colton’s varsity girls 3rd overall. 

Colton’s varsity boys continued pacing themselves. Christopher Acero placed 7th, running with a time of 18:59.9. The rest of the boys followed, with Senior Daniel Montez leading the pack with a time of 22:22.0.

“We still have some work to do,” Coach Lopez said. “We have three Colton girls in the top 11. Christopher moved up to seventh place yesterday—which was a huge win for him.”


Colton High School Times

Abran Ramirez Colton 12 24:06.1 46/48
Anthony Davalos Colton 10 27.17.9 31/40
Brianna Jimenez Colton 10 22:51.0 7/35
Carlos Mazariegos Colton 10 23:24.7 42/48
Christopher Acero Colton 10 18:59.9 7/48
Daniel Montes Colton 12 22:22.0 35/48
Denise Moncada Colton 10 29:04.7 31/35
Diana Ruvalcaba Colton 10 23:58.7 11/35
Diana Vera Colton 12 23:21.2 9/35
Dominic Rodriguez Colton 11 26.05.2 25/40
Logan Martinez Colton 9 24:13.5 47/48
Marcus Perez Colton 11 23:54.0 45/48
Natalie Solis Colton 11 34:20.2 16/24
Sara Lopez-Lopez Colton 11 31:21.6 35/35
Sebastian Tabares Colton 10 23:28.6 43/48
Yara Vera Colton 10 24:57.0 19/35

Top Finishers

Varsity Girls

Gabriela Rodriguez Rialto Girls Varsity 21:04.6 1
Sara Jaquez Grand Terrace Girls Varsity 21:08.9 2
Zyani Perez Jurupa Hills Girls Varsity 22:14.4 3
Victoria Jimenez Grand Terrace Girls Varsity 22:33.9 4
Breana Guerrero Eisenhower Girls Varsity 22:38.7 5
Kalialani Jimenez Grand Terrace Girls Varsity 22:42.9 6
Brianna Jimenez Colton Girls Varsity 22:51.0 7
Audrey Garcia Grand Terrace Girls Varsity 23:08.2 8
Diana Vera Colton Girls Varsity 23:21.2 9
Kassandra Torres Rialto Girls Varsity 23:50.5 10

Boys Varsity

Manuel Perrez Eisenhower Boys Varsity 17:15.0 1
Benny Magana Eisenhower Boys Varsity 17:42.2 2
Diego Sanchez Notre Dame Boys Varsity 18:24.2 3
Aiden Keo Eisenhower Boys Varsity 18:27.4 4
Ryan Jacquez Grand Terrace Boys Varsity 18:47.6 5
Javier Villegas Ma Rialto Boys Varsity 18:59.4 6
Christopher Acero Colton Boys Varsity 18:59.9 7
Oscar Castellanos Garcia Eisenhower Boys Varsity 19:01.1 8
Matthew Romero Eisenhower Boys Varsity 19:01.3 9
Diego Ortega Rialto Boys Varsity 19:16.0 10