Sophomore Ganesh Tilve was one of those athletes who ran in those warmer conditions, as he paced himself to a 16:17 and joining the hall of fame as just a sophomore and closed in on Thien-Nam To's fastest mark as a sophomore at Warren (16:21). By the time To was a senior, he won 7 of his 12 races and advanced to the National Junior Olympic Championships. If Tilve can keep pace, he'll have a bright future ahead. Tilve's teammates also found their way to great times and packed it under or at the 17 minute mark including senior Jonathan Liang and Matthew Chern, junior Mike Tran and freshman Joshua Quarles.
The lady Dons nearly took down their own team time record despite missing their current #3/4 runner Kathia Avila who was resting for the day. Also, illnesses spread through the camp, as senior Jessica Sunio had to battle her cold more than the course in her less than par race at 19:23 while her co-captain surged ahead to a 18:47, despite the fact that the front runners took a wrong turn on the course. Sophomore Jennifer Park pushed forward to help the lady Dons in 19:30, while teammates Rachel Flores, Athalia Magana, and Erika Resultay were able to keep six under the 20 minute mark on the day.
The Dons will get another chance to run great times as they challenge a fast, yet rain-soaked course October 6 at Cerritos HS. Despite the muddy and slipper conditions, the possibility of personal records is still high.