Hunter Ball puts on extra speed – he led both his team and the league with a time of 19:41 for the three-mile race.
Both Derek Bobadilla (4131) and John Irving Munoz (4132) set personal bests in the race in Riverside.
Sam Barrish and Thomas Nalepa (behind him wearing glasses) came in 12th and 10th, respectively.
Junior Timothy Bare came in fifth.
Johanna Nicolaisen – the lone girl on the varsity team – placed third in league with a personal best of 24:06.
Sophomore Eli Moorman placed seventh.
The Eagles ace the cross country course
Submitted by LACS Staff
The Lake Arrowhead Christian School Eagles cross country team climbed to new heights this year, taking home first place for the boys’ team in their second meet of the season on Oct. 11 at the Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside.
In the Majestic League Small Schools race hosted by Woodcrest Christian School, junior Hunter Ball led the team and the league, finishing the three-mile race with a time of 19:41. Fellow teammate junior Timothy Bare came in fifth with a time of 20:41 and was followed by sophomore Eli Moorman in seventh place with a time of 21:29.
The team placers were rounded out by 10th place junior Thomas Nalepa and 12th place junior Sam Barrish. Juniors Derek Bobadilla and John Irving Munoz came in with personal records of their own.
Not to be outdone by the boys, junior Johanna Nicolaisen, the Eagles’ lone varsity girls’ runner this season, place third in league with a personal best of 24:06.
The team appropriately celebrated the league win at In-N-Out with more than 50 fellow race competitors from various leagues. The evening was capped off with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday for Mr. Bobadilla sung by all in attendance.
Head coach Alicia Guth was ecstatic with the efforts of the runners: “I couldn’t be prouder of my team. Seven of the athletes accomplished personal records at Tuesday’s meet. They are an amazing group of kids! I am blessed daily by the way they encourage each other to get better and celebrate each runner’s growth and success.”
The LACS Eagles runners have two more races: Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at Lake Perris, with hopes of earning team and individual placement in CIF prelims at the renowned Mt Sac cross country course.