Local cross country teams had a chance to see how they match up against each other at the Jaguar Invitational. The annual event at Eagal Lakes kicks off the fall season for cross country teams, and this year brought 19 teams to the competition.

Tracy High senior Charlie Dao had the best time among local runners in the boys 5,000-meter race. He ran the course in 18 minutes, 6 seconds to take ninth place overall out of 105 athletes. Kimball High senior Rafael Lomeli finished in 15th place (19:05.9), and led his team to a seventh place finish (185) out of 12 teams, with Tracy close behind in eighth place (192).

Lincoln High of Stockton was the top boys team (45), and the first-place overall winner was Efren Sanchez of Pitman High (17:28.3).

In the varsity girls competition, Kimball High junior Raina Asad was the top local competitor with a 20th place finish (24:20.3). Tracy High senior Marina Sotelo placed 38th (25:58.2), and Millennium High senior Charlotte Elsner placed 47th (27:25.6). Millennium was the only local school to field a full girls team, and they placed sixth (150) out of six teams.

Oakdale High won the varsity girls competition (44), and Kiah Aitken of Lodi High was first place overall (20:15.4).

Jaguar Invitational

Sept. 2, Eagal Lakes

Varsity boys, 5,000 meters (105 athletes)

Lincoln 45, Oakdale 56, Pitman 64, Pleasant Grove 130, Golden Valley 176, Bret Harte 181, Kimball 185, Tracy 192, Waterford 242, Central Valley 251, West 295, Millennium 304

Kimball - 15, Rafael Lomeli, 19:05.9. 50, Aaron Urtiaga, 21:23.5. 55, Josiah Chandler, 22:08.1. 64, Abraham Ramos Mata, 22:48.0. 69, Benjamin Marquez, 23:18.6. 99, Kaden Buckhout, 27:43.2

Tracy - 9, Charlie Dao, 18:06.0. 38, Jorge Perez, 20:29.9. 67, Braylin Archer, 23:14.8. 68, Keona Garcia, 23:16.9. 75, Jaicob Isip, 23:47.0. 84, Mohammad Rayyan Saiyed, 24:38.1. 86, Brandon Ng, 24:59.7.

West - 52, Jose Jacobo, 21:48.3. 71, Andrew Rozales, 23:27.2. 85, Phillip Hill, 24:44.9. 89, Seymour Cornel, 25:35.7. 91, Christopher Chew, 25:46.4. 104, Dustyn Kidd, 34:59.3. 105, Elijah Robertson-Kelly, 35:29.6.

Millennium - 58, Vernon Real, 22:24.2. 72, Joshua Field, 23:33.5. 83, Kyle Carlos, 24:29.3. 93, Matthew Men, 25:55.5. 96, Tanner Ross, 27:07.9. 98, John Stone, 27:20.2.

Varsity girls, 5,000 meters (70 athletes)

Oakdale 44, Pitman 60, Lincoln 60, Pleasant Grove 61, Golden Valley 114, Millennium 150

Millennium – 47, Charlotte Elsner, 27:25.6. 57, Sydney Skaggs, 31:32.5. 58, Isabella Richmond, 32:24.2. 60, Jade Barajas, 33:34.9. 61, Celeste Hinojosa, 33:35.8. 62, Sisam Bhattarai, 33:42.9. 64, Riley Vatran, 34:20.8.

Kimball - 20, Rania Asad, 24:20.3. 26, Andrea Lomeli, 24:36.3.

Tracy – 38, Marina Sotelo, 25:58.2. 55, Aslei Sotelo, 30:09.6. 63, Jaida Castrejon, , 33:52.4. 70, Valeria Contreras, 40:09.9.

West - 56, Tiffany Carrillo, 30:29.9.

Junior varsity boys, 2.1 miles (53 athletes)

Pitman 22, Oakdale 42, Central Catholic 88, Tracy 105, Golden Valley 105

Tracy – 16, Ethan Thanh, 15:21.6. 24, Jesus Gutierrez Jr., 16:01.4. 38, Jericho Joel Andaya, 18:35.1. 49, Hayden Stone, 22:13.9. 50, Kiet Lau, 23:22.4. 51, Jonathan Lau, 23:33.0. 53, Aithen Wade, 28:15.9.

Kimball - 37, Jacky Owerfeldt, 17:48.9. 44, Thomas Messina, 20:00.9. 45, Tahha Pervez, 20:09.3.

Junior varsity girls, 2.1 miles (56 athletes)

Pleasant Grove 37, Lodi 45, Pitman 88, Ripon Christian 88, Orestimba 104

Kimball – 8, Chloe Andrus, 17:57.8. 28, Jaden Cherry, 21:21.4. 30, Lilah Macur, 21:35.8. 35, Cielo Pena, 22:01.3.

Tracy - 54, Stephanie Abarca, 28:45.6.

Sophomore boys, 2.1 miles (39 athletes)

Lincoln 40, Gregori 47, Pitman 60, Lathrop 82, Golden Valley 114

Tracy - 13, Tyler Thanh, 14:42.9. 19, Leonardio Cambridge, 16:07.8. 29, Lucas Jones, 17:10.1.

Freshman-sophomore girls, 2.1 miles (66 athletes)

Lincoln 47, Bret Harte 82, Gregori 93, Lodi 94, Golden Valley 99, Pitman 126, Tracy 161, Lathrop 194

Tracy – 24, Madison Archer, 19:52.1. 32, Fallon Cox, 20:30.9. 34, Lilliana Huffman, 20:52.4. 42, Briannett Aldave, 22:06.9. 55, Maya Alonso, 25:33.1. 60, Trinity Seierup, 27:08.6.

West - 65, Aman Kaur, 30:36.6.

Freshman boys, 2.1 miles (57 athletes)

Lodi 38, Lincoln 42, Pleasant Grove 52, Pitman 94, Lathrop 135

Tracy - 31, Noah Ulloa, 17:23.7. 33, William Metge, 17:36.8. 35, Isaias Fierros, 17:46.8. 39, Dhir Patel, 18:09.6.

West - 54, Miguel Carrillo, 22:44.6.

Contact Bob Brownne at brownne@tracypress.com, or call 209-830-4227.

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