ISLANDERS TAKE TOP SPOTS

ISLANDERS TAKE TOP SPOTS

📅01 September 2012
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By Jesse Pinkston

Islanders’ Naomi Blaz took first for the girls. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Not even a rainy, muddy course could stop the elite cross country athletes from running their hardest.  Crossing the finish line first was JFK Junior, John Aquino IV, with a time of 17 minutes, 48 seconds.

“The race was hard, it was a really rainy and muddy course.  It was a good challenge.”

Aquino beat the second place runner by nearly a quarter of a mile.

“I went a little faster than my last race, I was just pacing myself.  My goal is to just PR each meet and see where it goes from there.”

The rain definitely made an impact on everyone’s race but for former GW Gecko who is now a senior at JFK, Naomi Blaz, “The rain is just another obstacle that runners have to go through.  I was glad that I went through it because without that I wouldn’t know when it came to All-Island”.

She came in first for the ladies with a time of 22 minutes, 10 seconds, beating her competition by an estimated 400 meters.

“I feel good and also without my teammates pushing me, I couldn’t have done this.”

The 3.1 mile course was a good mixture of flat, up and down hills and turns.

“The hard thing about this course is the turns, so when I put my mind into it, I just attack and attack each turn.”

Blaz’ goal for the season is to hit low 21’s or high 20’s.

“Working hard in practice, pushing myself in the meets, and if I do both of that, and also the encouragement of my teammates then I know I will accomplish it.”

It made Blaz happy to see her former Gecko teammates out on the course with her.

“GW was my former team and I will always respect that.  It’s fun seeing them out there pushing themselves and knowing they’re working as hard as I do.”

Official Results:

1 John Aquino              John F. Kennedy       17:48.00     1
2 Brian Crowe              John F. Kennedy       19:19.00     2
3 Levi Atkinson            George Washington Hi  19:25.00     3
4 Thomas Borgonia          John F. Kennedy       19:37.00     4
5 ReyJohn Flores           John F. Kennedy       19:40.00     5
6 Michael Blas             George Washington Hi  20:05.00     6
7 Paul Dimalanta           John F. Kennedy       20:07.00     7
8 Austin Mendiola          George Washington Hi  20:13.00     8
9 Mark Macatuno            John F. Kennedy       20:45.00     9
10 Michael Murphy           John F. Kennedy       20:51.00    10
11 Austin Ignacio           John F. Kennedy       20:54.00    —
12 Brandon Unpingco         George Washington Hi  20:55.00    11
13 Ken Salas                John F. Kennedy       21:12.00    —
14 Rodney Tadifa            John F. Kennedy       21:23.00    —
15 John Macatuno            John F. Kennedy       21:53.00    —
16 Chad Faustino            George Washington Hi  21:57.00    12
17 Aaron Tydingco           George Washington Hi  22:19.00    13
18 Cameron Dudkiewicz       George Washington Hi  22:23.00    14
19 Patrick Concepcion       John F. Kennedy       22:29.00    —
20 Michael Mendiola         George Washington Hi  22:43.00    —
21 Ray Dionisio             George Washington Hi  23:01.00    —
22 Joshua Tingson           John F. Kennedy       23:05.00    —
23 Ruben Natividad          John F. Kennedy       23:07.00    —
24 Eric Oates               John F. Kennedy       23:09.00    —
25 Simon Mandapat           John F. Kennedy       24:28.00    —
26 Joseph Babauta           George Washington Hi  25:24.00    —
27 Edward Suarez            George Washington Hi  29:02.00    —
28 Carlos Renfro            John F. Kennedy       31:46.00    —

Father Duenas/Academy vs. Southern

1 Jaden Pangelinan      11 Father Duenas            19:18     1
2 Rainier Porras           Southern High School     19:51     2
3 Sydney Talledo           Southern High School     20:07     3
4 Zebediah Martin       12 Father Duenas            20:36     4
5 Aaron Arriola         12 Father Duenas            20:45     5
6 Shayne Aricayos       11 Father Duenas            21:02     6
7 Albert Linder            Southern High School     21:11     7
8 Bleu Perez            11 Father Duenas            21:12     8
9 Ginga Ikeda           10 Father Duenas            21:35     9
10 Darren Miguel         12 Father Duenas            21:50    10
11 Tristan Paulino       10 Father Duenas            21:57    —
12 Ryan Teologo             Southern High School     22:05    11
13 Richard Celeste          Southern High School     22:13    12
14 Jace Santos            9 Father Duenas            22:45    —
15 Anthony Ermitano         Father Duenas            23:24    —
16 Andrew                   Father Duenas            23:29    —
17 Lucas Martin          10 Father Duenas            23:30    —
18 Tristan Magdalera     11 Father Duenas            23:34    —
19 Corey Duenas          10 Father Duenas            23:41    —
20 Christian Delgado     12 Father Duenas            24:13    —
21 Yerny Florendo           Father Duenas            24:14    —
22 Ken Sekine               Southern High School     24:20    13
23 Jay Milan             10 Father Duenas            25:04    —
24 David Santos          11 Father Duenas            25:27    —
25 Jared Pangindian      11 Father Duenas            25:46    —
26 Jude San Nicolas      10 Father Duenas            27:01    —
27 Aidian Artero            Father Duenas            28:22    —
28 Matthew Del Cruz         Southern High School     29:30    14
29 Henry Song            10 Father Duenas            31:59    —

1 Aianthe Porras           Southern High School     25:04    —
2 Eliana Koshiba           Academy of Our Lady      26:31     1
3 Bonita Dydasco           Southern High School     27:14    —
4 Angelyn Sy               Academy of Our Lady      28:40     2
5 Aisha Tabano             Southern High School     28:52    —
6 Meghan Chico             Academy of Our Lady      29:23     3
7 Roche Segura             Academy of Our Lady      29:37     4
8 Maurissa Sayama          Academy of Our Lady      29:50     5
9 Kara Rubio               Academy of Our Lady      31:10     6

St. John’s vs. Harvest

1 Brandon Fell          11 St. Johns High Schoo     19:00     1
2 Jon O’Dell            12 St. Johns High Schoo     19:54     2
3 Kyle Sutherland       12 Harvest Christian Ac     19:56     3
4 Jason Fisico             Harvest Christian Ac     20:38     4
5 Benjamin Middlebrooke 11 Harvest Christian Ac     21:21     5
6 Andrew Balwin            Harvest Christian Ac     22:41     6
7 Keion Yoo             11 Harvest Christian Ac     22:51     7
8 Michael Thornton         Harvest Christian Ac     24:14     8
9 Jeffrey Kim              Harvest Christian Ac     24:22     9
10 Junmano Wang           9 St. Johns High Schoo     24:49    10
11 Shusuke Maeda         10 St. Johns High Schoo     25:26    11
12 Cedric Sevilla        11 St. Johns High Schoo     25:35    12
13 Scotty Ulloa          10 St. Johns High Schoo     25:46    13
14 Alan Feng             10 Harvest Christian Ac     27:03    —
15 Michaelangelo Pascual 12 Harvest Christian Ac     27:16    —
16 Hunter Stephens       12 St. Johns High Schoo     27:40    14
17 Charlson Ro           10 St. Johns High Schoo     29:58    —
18 Vince Serrano         10 St. Johns High Schoo     31:02    —
19 Bryce Collier         11 Harvest Christian Ac     36:19    —

1 Taylor Fell            9 St. Johns High Schoo     22:18     1
2 Allie Lai             11 St. Johns High Schoo     25:24     2
3 Jia Jia Zhang          9 St. Johns High Schoo     27:30     3
4 Keiha Yoo              9 Harvest Christian Ac     27:48     4
5 Julie Moon            11 St. Johns High Schoo     27:51     5
6 Kristian Bower        10 Harvest Christian Ac     28:12     6
7 Kana Day              10 Harvest Christian Ac     28:23     7
8 Domni Prudente        10 Harvest Christian Ac     28:24     8
9 Andraya Quiambao       9 Harvest Christian Ac     28:47     9
10 Kotoha Nakamura       10 Harvest Christian Ac     30:05    10
11 Christian Song        10 St. Johns High Schoo     30:18    11
12 Marissa Quimbao       12 Harvest Christian Ac     31:04    12
13 RiAe Ahn              10 Harvest Christian Ac     35:07    —

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