View Full Version : Inland Empire Challenge - Glen Helen Regional Park

Rich Morales
10-13-2015, 08:30 PM
This Saturday is the IEC/Riverside and San Bernardino County Championships.
First race starts at 7:45, last race is at 11:30 am. Park admission is $10.00 per vehicle, no entry fee to the meet.
A complete list of schools is on www.inlandempirechallenge.com. The course is very spectator friendly, so you will be able to see nearly all of the 20 races that are scheduled.

The Sweepstakes races look to be very good, especially the girls' race:
Great Oak,
Vista Murrieta
Chino Hills
La Quinta
Rancho Cucamong (Erin Holton)

The Boys' race is going to be fast with
Great Oak,
La Sierra,
Xavier C.P.
Rancho Cucamonga,
Chino Hills,
JW North
La Quinta

Rich Morales
10-17-2015, 07:45 PM
In the Varsity Boys' Sweepstakes race, Great Oak put together an impressive display of the their depth once again, dominating the IEC and taking home both the Riverside County Championship trophy and the overall Inland Empire challenge Championship award (22 points).
Surprising Rancho Cucamonga held off Yucaipa and league rival, Chino Hills to go home with the County Championship and the runner-up award for the IEC. Beaumont and Yucaipa scored identical 123's, but it was Beaumont who took third place in the prestigeous race by virtue of their 6th (&7th) runners finishing ahead of Yucaipa's #6. Individuall Isaac Cortes took 1st place,easily outdistancing teammate Solomon Fountain 14:48 to 15:57 and Eleanor Roosevelt's super Sophmore, Raymon Ornelas (15:00.7)

In the Varsity Girls' race, a limited field did not limit the outstanding performances that saw eight girls from eight different schools break 18 minutes. Leading the pack was Sultana's Stefani Gaskell running one of the best times ever on the Glen Helen course, finishing in 17:15. Jennifer Sandoval, Summit's number one, was hot on her heals in 17:20. From that point on, the team battle began in earnest as Yucaipa and Serrano battled to a very close 50 to 58 team score as Yucaipa took home both the County Championship trophy and the overall IEC award. Great Oak, running their "B" team finished in 3rd place, but went home with the Riverside County perpetual award.