Chase Bogart filled a major role while leading Central Valley’s varsity boys cross country program to record heights last fall.
The Hawks won the 2017 Western Athletic Conference overall title by virtue of their first-place finish at the league finals and 5-0 record during the dual-meet season.
Central Valley placed 13th at the Sac-Joaquin Division-II Sub-Section Championships.
On Saturday, Bogart and the Hawks competed at the Sub-Section meet at Frogtown near Angels Camp.
Central Valley (509 points) finished 18th in the team standings.
Bella Vista (88), Rocklin (94) and Whitney (104) placed first, second and third, respectively.
“The competition was really tough. We tried our best.”Chase Bogart
“The competition was really tough,” Bogart said. “We tried our best.”
Bogart placed 109th with a time of 19 minutes, 10 seconds on the 3-mile course.
Hawk teammates Christian Balderas (17:37), Hector Arvizu (19:32), Enrique Martinez (19:39), Alejandro Orozco (20:09), Javier Cuevas Sanchez (20:30), Sabino Urrutia (21:02), Favio Gonzalez (21:26) and Patric Senesom (21:44) took 56th, 122nd, 125th, 142nd, 147th, 156th, 160th and 163rd, respectively.
The race featured 181 runners.
“I was just happy to be out there,” said Bogart, who placed 65th as a junior. “It was a relief to be able to run my last two races. I missed a month with stress fractures in my shins. It turns out I had them since sophomore year. This year has been the most challenging because of my injuries. I had to change the way I ran.”
Central Valley had just three individuals compete in the varsity girls division.
Carla Martinez (25:58) led the Hawks with a 121st-place finish.
Claudia Gomez (26:20) and Aryanna Jimenez (27:16) took 124th and 129th, respectively.
The Hawks’ top finisher in the frosh-soph girls division was Guadalupe Gonzalez.
She placed 94th.
Gonzalez completed the race in 2.2-mile race in 16 minutes, 33 seconds.
Dalilah Bogart (16:40), Adriana Huaracha (16:49) and Ashley Anaya (19:15) took 100th, 112th and 177th, respectively.
Javier Arvizu (21:15) finished 139th overall in the junior-varsity boys division.
Sanvir Dhillion (33:49) placed 237th.
Jacob Alvarez (15:35) took 106th in the frosh boys division.