San Clemente junior Melissa Eisele took home the individual title in the young women’s division of the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Eisele, who helped San Clemente win the South Coast League title and finish eighth at the CIF State Cross Country Championships last month, posted a winning time of 19:15.14 on the 5k (3.1 mile) course run at Ballon Fiesta Park (located at 5,085 ft above sea level.)
Tritons senior Elizabeth Hays finished eighth in the race with a time of 20:30.24, with Tritons junior Madison Huffman (20.48.09) placing 12th.
Foothill senior Jessica Selby (21:22.21) was 20th.
Brea Olinda freshman Austin Tamagno placed second in the boys’ intermediate race. Tamagno clocked a time of 16:32.56.
Mater Dei sophomore Michael Hulme, who qualified as an individual for the state meet, was 13th with a time of 17:09.13.
In the youth boys’ competition, Dana Hills freshman Jake Ogden was second in the 4k (2.49 mile a time of 12:52.71.
For complete results from Saturday’s race, please click here.
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