By Joe Naiman
Ramona High School’s girls cross country varsity team lost its first dual meet of the season on Oct. 26 against Del Norte at Dos Picos Park, but several Ramona girls set personal records in the process.
“The PRs (personal records) were great,” said coach Kim Toth.
Del Norte put the first through fifth runners across the finish line in the Nighthawks’ 15-40 victory, although the Bulldogs had the next five finishers. Ramona’s top five runners had a 26-second split.
“As far as that goes I’m real happy with it,” Toth said.
Anna Mazzola finished sixth with a time of 18:18 on the 2.75-mile course. Ciara Lucas’ seventh-place time of 18:25 was a personal record by 1:20. Arianna Ruland set a 20-second personal record with her 18:37 performance. Francheska Gonzalez finished in 18:38. Delaney Toth’s time of 18:44 gave her a personal record by 2:15, as well as 10th place.
“It was a disappointing loss for the varsity,” Kim Toth said.
Ramona’s varsity fell to 2-1 for the season, but the junior varsity’s 26-29 victory gave the JV a 3-0 record. Angelina Gray won the race with a time of 19:36, which was a personal record by 2:04. Elizabeth Schweizer had a fourth-place time of 19:55. Chloe Knowd’s time of 20:00 gave her fifth place and a personal record by 1:38. Kim Klarer finished seventh at 21:21, and Holly Trout’s time of 22:45 was worth ninth place.
The Bulldogs conclude the regular season Thursday, Nov. 1, at Guajome Park with a tri-meet against Oceanside and Valley Center.