Sports Roundup: Burroughs, Burbank cross-country send runners to CIF finals

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Burbank, Burroughs in CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries: Led by terrific runs from Alexander Hirsch and Jagdeep Chahal, the Indians advanced to the CIF finals with a fifth-place finish in their heat Friday morning at the Riverside Cross-Country Course.

Burroughs finished with a team total of 145. The race was won by Crescenta Valley (92).

Hirsch took sixth in 15 minutes 6.8 seconds with Chahal following just behind in eighth at 15:06.9. Including Pacific League rival Colin FitzGerald (seventh, 15:06.9) of Crescenta Valley, Burroughs’ top runners were part of a pack of five runners finishing at 15:06.

Rounding out the scoring for Burroughs were Raymond Berrellez (23rd, 15:23.3), Jeron Straker (54th, 15:59.9) and Andrew Hoxie (59th, 15:58.7).

The finals will take place Nov. 18 at the Riverside Cross-Country Course.

The Bulldogs were unable to move on to the CIF finals, placing 13th in their Division I heat Friday morning. Burbank finished with 398 points in a race won by Camarillo (80).

The Bulldogs scorers were Victor Goli (50th, 15 minutes, 48.5 seconds), Dayne Ellis (77th, 16:11.4), Jahir Olvera (82nd, 16:16.3), Andres Leon (91st, 16:26.2) and Tadeh Shanazari (112th, 16:47.5).

GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Burbank, Burroughs in CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries: The Bulldogs were able to earn a spot in the CIF finals with a seventh-place effort in their Division I heat Friday morning at the Riverside Cross-Country Course.

Burbank had a team-total of 213 in a race won by Arcadia (80).

The top finisher for the Bulldogs was Noemi Apreza, who was 30th in 18 minutes, 46.5 seconds on the three-mile course. She was followed by Shalom Mejia (44th, 19:05.5), Sol Fernandez (50th, 19:15.5), Lydia Forsyth (51st, 19:17.8) and Jamie Levin (58th, 19:27.2).

The finals will take place Nov. 18 at the Riverside Cross-Country Course.

Burroughs’ Emily Virtue also advanced to the CIF finals as an individual with a third-place finish in her Division I heat Friday morning. Virtue navigated the course in 17:19.2 seconds. The race was won by El Toro’s Ashley Messineo in 17:13.5.

Burroughs placed 12th with a team total of 256 running in the same heat as Burbank.

Behind Virtue were Catrina Villalpando (56th, 19:23.6), Jordan Guzman (57th, 19:24.9), Lakely Nealis (72nd, 19:44.6) and Juliana Navarro (84th, 20:02.9).

jeffrey.tully@latimes.com

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