FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - It was a day full of fun and first for the Dons, four first that is. Four Dons took home titles and four more took home top three honors as the Dons rolled this weekend, already showing signs of improvement. More inside!
Eight Dons Recognized
Summer Kickoff Bonfire
Join your Dons for the summer kickoff bonfire! Information for CXC athletes of new and old available inside under the events tab!
FRIDAY, JULY 9 from 1pm to 9pm
Time Trial 2010
In a thriller, the freshmen, junior, and senior boys battle for highest class honors after the alumni with the juniors taking a 29-30-30 victory. The alumni fly to victory behind Thien-Nam To.
The senior girls fulfill their predicted first place team finish, cruising to an eight point victory over a shorted handed sophomore and junior team.
New class records set in the boys alumni, boys sophomore, boys freshmen, girls alumni, girls senior, and girls sophomore divi
The Dons find another sweep, this time at the ABC District Championships. The sweep is the Dons first sweep of the championships!
BFS - 102-72 (Whitney)-40 (Gahr) - 15 (Artesia)
GFS - 130.5- 58.5 (Whitney)- 13 (Gahr) - 0 (Artesia)
BV - 102- 67 (Gahr)-36 (Whitney)-32 (Artesia)
GV - 98.5-56 (Gahr)- 38 (Artesia)-34.5 (Whitney)
Dons Victorious in Opener
CERRITOS, CA - The Dons were victorious in their opener against John Glenn as the distance team recorded a 106-2 combined point total. Race winners included Jessica Sunio, Ryan Poblete, Karantej Kohli, Kathia Avila, Audrey Lee, Natalie Cortez, Andrew Shen and Ian Chiang.
Boys Varsity: 112-24 (26-1)
Girls Varsity: 112-16 (27-0)
Boys Frosh-Soph: 94-15 (26-1)
Girls Frosh-Soph: 110-3 (27-0)
The distance varsity girls (all five of them) contributed to the second place overall finish of the Dons as they took home three third place medals in three events for the Dons!
The Don's frosh/soph distance teams racked up another six team medals including four for the girls who received two team medals in the DMR!
A great start to the new season!
Dons Look Forward to Downey
After a successful run against Wilson, the Dons will now look towards the Downey Relays for a chance for great PRs!
Information regarding the Downey Relays is available in the "Cerritos only" section of the website.
The Dons were successful in their opening meet against Wilson Hacienda Heights, as they take home three victories on the day. The distance team also took revenge from their loss to the girls varsity team in 2009.
Girls Varsity: 82-28 (12-6)
Boys Varsity: 71-47 (10-8)
Boys Jr. Varsity: 82-40 (13-5 + 3)
GV: Jessica Sunio led the way for the Dons with a comfortable win in the 800m after taking home first in the 1600. Athalia Magana and Christina Alarid took home 3rd in the 1600m and the 800m respectively.
BV: Ryan Poblete opened the season well with a battle down the stretch and landed with a second place finish with Karantej Kohli holding third behind him. In the 800m, a similar situation was flipped, as Ivan Juarez took the win away from Wilson, with his surge. Ryan Poblete held third.
BJV: Andrew Shen took the lead with approximately 100m left to go in the 1600m, however, fell short during the last furious sprint to the finish. Ian Chiang took home 3rd. The Dons took revenge in the 800m, sweeping the top three spots behind Andrew Shen, Timothy Vongphanichith and Joshua Suh. Stanley Chang took home second behind a Cerritos sprinter in the 400m.
NOTE - The 3200m and the 4x400m were canceled due to lack of daylight.
Dons Close Out Season
Despite amazing efforts at the end of the season, the Dons fell short of their goal of advancing to the CIF Championships. However, the Dons should not feel any disappointment at all as they both ran to the second fastest times at the Mt. SAC course in school history.
The team banquet will be held on December 15, 2009 at the Sheraton Cerritos from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Please pay by November 25, 2009!
Athletes - $10
Parents/Family - $20
Others - $30
Athletes (w/Obligations) - $36
CIF Heat Sheets Posted
Best of luck to the Dons who face CIF Prelimary competition this Saturday at Mt. SAC. The girls will race at 8:52am in Race #6 (DIII, Heat #3) and the boys will race at 11:07am in Race #15 (DIII, Heat #1). The bus will depart the CHS 183rd Lot at 6:15am and will return at about 1pm!