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FBLG Hawks land five spots in top 10
A LITTLE more than 70 boys circled the Agueda Johnston Middle School campus in week three of the Interscholastic Middle School Cross Country League. Shortly after their female counterparts completed their competition, it was the boys who took their turn at the challenging course. At the completion of the 1.5 mile race, the FBLG Hawks managed to land five runners in the top 10 spots.
The two-lap course kept fans on their feet and cheering for their respective teams and runners. With runners making their way around the first time, FBLG’s Aaron Castro and Astumbo’s Karl Almoite kept pace with one another and kept everyone guessing on who would make the move at the backside of the school. When runners began to make their approach over a hill and onto the school's soccer field, it was a tight race between three runners. Battling their way around the field on the final stretch, the fight to the finish was on. Despite recording identical times of 8:55, it was Castro who was awarded the first-place finish, while Almoite clinched second. Trailing not too far behind, FBLG’s Anthony Castro claimed stake to third place with a time of 8:58.
While the race in the top three spots was tight, the excitement wasn’t quite over as less than 30 seconds separated the fourth-place finisher from the seventh runner to cross the line. The Hawks continued to make their dominance and presence felt as Allan Santos was the next runner to finish and did so in 9:11. Finishing in the fifth spot was JLGR Voyager Kenji McCarthy. McCarthy fended off two Agueda Pirates in the final 100 meters of the course. Agueda’s Kenly Magwili (9:39) and Champ Quinata (9:40) finished in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 was FBLG’s Carlo Guauleo (9:56), Astumbo’s John Olandez (9:56), and FBLG’s Kenneth Delfin (10:00).
- FBLG Hawks defeated Agueda Pirates, 17-44.
- JLGR Voyagers defeated Agueda Pirates, 23-32.
- Untalan Wildcats defeated Oceanview Knights, 15-50.
- Astumbo Dragons defeated Untalan Wildcats 15-48.