DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' cross country team competed in the San Gabriel Valley League's second cluster meet at Cerritos Regional Park last Thursday, Oct. 11.The Lady Bears won the first cluster meet held at Hollydale Park on September 20th, but were defeated by Downey in this meet. Warren finished in an overall time of 1:34:40 and an average runner time of 18:56. Downey, the meet winner, finished in an overall time of 1:34:12 and an average runner time of 18:50:40. The Lady Bears finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, and 17th while the Lady Vikings finished in 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th and 21st. Lady Bear Yajaira Zarate finished in 3rd with a time of 18:35, Lali Avila finished in 4th with a time of 18:47, Tiffany Hernandez finished in 5th with a time of 18:50, Silvia Gonzalez finished in 7th with a time of 18:59, Krisstel Gomez finished in 10th with a time of 19:29, Gwendolyn Hurtado finished in 12th with a time of 19:40 and Sofia Ramos finished in 17th with a time of 19:59. The Lady Bears will compete in the third and final cluster meet on Tuesday, October 30th, at La Mirada Regional Park. This last cluster meet will serve as league finals and C.I.F. team qualifiers will be determined at this time. As Warren won the first meeting and Downey won the second meeting, focus now turns toward league finals and which team wants the title "champion" more. Things are certainly heating up in the S.G.V.L. girls' cross country season. Bear coach Jay Waldron is certainly looking forward to see how well his team responds and competes at league finals eleven days from now.
********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27