XC: Monke, Van Schendel in top-10 for Rams

Kyril Van Schendel and Charlotte Monke paced Cate’s cross country team on Thursday at the second Tri-Valley League meet of the season.

Hosted at Thacher School in Ojai, Monke recorded a fifth-place result in the girls race while Van Schendel, a freshman, was seventh in the boys race. Monke’s time was 20 minutes and 43 seconds while Van Schendel was timed at 17:08.

Van Schendel, who did not compete at the first league meet, lifted the boys team to fifth place in the team standings. Rei Imada’s 23rd place, in 18:09, and junior Jack Pruitt’s 25th in 18:28, trailed Van Schendel.

Cate had another freshman with a top-20 showing. Isabela Montes de Oca was second on the girls team with a time of 22:04 to put her in 17th. Senior captain Rainbow Wang came in 29th with a time of 22:38.

Cate’s next meet is this weekend at the Mt. SAC Invitational.

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