XC: Rice wins third straight at Gold Coast Invite

Christina Rice kept up her dominating streak to start the season, winning her third-straight cross-country race on Friday afternoon at the Gold Coast Invite.

Rice set the course record in a time of 17 minutes and 59 seconds.


Hunter Clark was in a position to win the boys race for the Chargers but settled for 3rd place after making a wrong turn with less than a quarter mile remaining. Clark’s time was 15:53.

Rice and Clark led the Chargers girls and boys teams to 3rd place finishes as a group.

Jeremiah McElwee came in 10th place for the boys team, followed by Jack Randmaa in 28th and Dustin Oakes in 30th.

Kailey Reardon was DP’s second-fastest female, placing 13th overall with a time of 20:02. Natalie Hawkins (19th), Kareena DeSilva (24th) and Joanna Zukin (28th) added top-30 results.

Dos Pueblos races again in the Channel League’s second meet on October 7 in Ventura.

Boys Results:

3rd, Hunter Clark, 15:53
10th, Jeremiah McElwee, 16:20
28th, Jack Randmaa, 17:11
30th, Dustin Oakes, 17:15
48th, Shane Messner, 17:49
51st, Ivan Ricardo, 17:50
62nd, Loren Young, 18:26
Team: Placed third out of 11 schools

Girls Results

1st, Christina Rice, 17:59
13th, Kailey Reardon, 20:02
19th, Natalie Hawkins, 20:41
24th, Kareena DeSilva, 20:55
28th, Joanna Zukin, 21:09
43rd, Allison Larinan, 22:19
47th, Gina Herrin, 22:35
Team: 3rd of 9 teams