(YORBA LINDA, Calif.) – Right before the start of the frosh/soph girls race, Coach Steve Frisone (Coach Friz) asked the course pilot if he could pilot the girls varsity race. Normally, such a request is not necessary; most varsity girls would have already run the course four or five times. But Coach Friz believed Emma Hadley (9) had a shot to win and didn’t want the young runner to risk the opportunity because of a wrong turn.
Emma Hadley made sure her coach’s request was justified. She won the Crestview League preview race with a time of 17:03. Emma led and impressive group that finished 3 points from a perfect score of 15. The Comanche girls took 7 of 12 of the top spots. Sarah Paino (10) took second in 17:35; Isabella Frisone (9) took third in 17:44; Ashling Carr (12) took fifth in 18:05; Isabella Rubalcava (11) took seventh in 18:22; Graciela Retiguin took ninth in 18:26; and Teagan Carr took eleventh in 18:59.
The jv girls had an equally impressive showing with Comanche runners taking first (Jessica Schempp (11) 19:05), second (Abby Gradjian (12) 19:06), third (Raha Motamedi (12) 19:16), and fourth (Jillian Para (11) 20:12). The jv girls finished first with a team score of 20.
Grace Walker (9) took first in the frosh/soph race in 19:58—completing the sweep for the Comanche girls. Kayla Potter (10) ran a new PR in 21:35. The frosh/soph girls finished first and ended with a team score of 31.
In all three girl races, a Comanche runner took first.
Logan Underwood (12) in his first race of the season made a statement. Logan took first in the varsity boys race in 14:57. Connor Albin (10) ran a new PR at 15:29. Overall, the boys proved they can compete and will have a chance to defend the league championship on October 30th. Only 17 points separate the four teams in the league.
Jackson Coney (11) ran a new PR in 16:07 and finished second overall in the jv boys race. Tommy Rodarte (11) ran a new PR in 16:52 and finished fifth. The jv boys tied for first and lost the tie breaker by one point. Brea’s sixth place runner came in twenty-eight and the Comanche’s came in twenty-ninth.
The frosh/soph boys finished as a team first with 31 points, led by third place finisher Andrew Jagielski (10) in 17:03. That is a new PR for him. Also with new PR’s: Jared Cabrera (10) who finished fifth in 17:07; Tristan Major (10) who finished sixth in 17:16; Alec Demkiw (10) who finished eighth in 17:32; Gabriel Kotsubo (10) who finished tenth in 17:40; Diego Cass (10) who finished eleventh in 17:51; and Brandon Ritchie (10) who finished seventeenth in 18:11.
The Comanche’s next race is Saturday, September 28, 2018 at the Brea Invitational in Carbon Canyon.
 The first five runners from each team to cross the finish line receive the points that correspond to their place. The team receiving the lowest score wins. The first place runner receives one point, the second place runner two, and so on. Thus, a team that scores 15 points has runners that finish first through fifth (1+2+3+4+5=15)—a perfect score.