DOWNEY - The Warren High School boys' cross country season has come to an end.The Bears finished fourth in their C.I.F. Preliminary heat Nov. 10 to qualify for the C.I.F. Finals cross country meet Nov. 17, at Mt. SAC. The Bears finished in 15th place and did not advance to the state meet in Fresno. Arcadia High School took first place in a team time of 1:12:00. The Bears finished in a team time of 1:15:15, 3:15 off the winning pace. Sophomore standout Benjamin Gonzalez was the first Bear to cross the finish line in 32nd place with a time of 14:41. Sophomore Jonathan Rodriguez finished in 35th place with a time of 14:42. Sophomore Andres Bernal finished in 53rd place with a time of 14:52. Senior Fortino Santana fished in 96th place with a time of 15:28. Junior Miguel Cabada finished in 103rd place with a time of 15:32. Junior Michael Hernandez finished in 109th place with a time of 15:40 and senior Ramiro Santana finished in 118th place with a time of 16:10. Coach Miranda is very pleased with how his team worked and competed this season despite falling short of their goal to qualify for state. His runners trained hard, sacrificed and pushed each other to get faster. Warren returns five of their top seven runners next season and the Bears have several runners ready to step up and compete for those open spots. Coach Miranda is confident that the Bears will qualify to run at the state meet in Fresno next year.
********** Published: November 29, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 33