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Six Legionnaires run at CIF cross-country meet

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

A minimum of five runners is needed for a cross-country team score, so Bonsall High School had no team score at the CIF San Diego Section cross-country meet Saturday, Nov. 12, at Morley Field in San Diego, but four Bonsall boys and two Legionnaires girls ran at the meet.

“I’m happy that we’re here, participating, having a team,” Bonsall head coach Manuel Ramirez said. “Proud of the ones who made it out and pushed through.”

Both the boys and the girls utilized a 2.96-mile course. Bonsall participated in the Division V races.

“I’m proud of everyone’s performance today,” Ramirez said. “They finished strong despite not having a lot of hill training. Today they endured it.”

The Division V boys race had 147 runners. Bonsall’s first finisher, sophomore Devin Duke, took 75th place with a time of 19 minutes 43 seconds and 2 tenths. The 90th-place time of 20:31.5 was posted by junior Brayden Duke. Jason Martinez, who is a sophomore, completed the course in 22:37.2 for 119th place. A time of 26:50.6 gave freshman James Fitz 140th place. None of the Bonsall boys had previously run at the CIF meet.

The two Bonsall girls who ran Nov. 12 are both sophomores, and both ran at last year’s CIF meet. Samantha Kylestewa had a time of 28:16.7 to place 83rd among the 105 Division V girls. Last year Kylestewa placed 87th with a time of 32:21.6. This year Mary Ramirez became the 90th finisher 29:32.6 after the race began; in 2021 her time of 27:46.5 placed 78th.


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