Boys’ cross country places tenth in state competition

Courtesy of Fidel T. Rodriguez
Divine Forces Media

The South Pasadena boys’ cross country team placed tenth in the Division IV state cross-country championships this past weekend at Woodward Park in Fresno.

The team’s participation at Woodward Park marked the first time in 29 years that South Pasadena competed at the state championship level. With a time of 16:18.3, senior Kai Dettman led the Tigers, placing 23rd overall. Following Dettman were junior Sam Clark, senior Nicolo Porcu, senior Alekzander Grijalva, senior Francesco Fortunelli, senior Michael Xiong, and sophomore Benicio Perez.

The high finish in Fresno culminates another impressive season, in which the boys’ placed first in the Rio Hondo League.

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