By Chase Stevens ’12
On Saturday, Nov. 7 more than 25 teams participated in the 2009 AIA State Cross Country Tournament, and the Brophy squad placed fifth.
In first place was Jorge Martinez, from Alhambra High School, with a total time of 15:43:673. Coming in second in the race was Jeffrey Segovia, from Trevor G. Brown High School, with a time of 15:47:791. From Corona del Sol, Garrett Baker-Slama took third place with a time of 16:09:926.
Taking 10th place, and first among Brophy’s runners, was Brock Ghelfi ’12, with a time of 16:22:548. Second among Brophy’s runners was Matthew Xuereb ’10, getting 12th place overall. His time was 16:25:890.
In overall team ranking, Alhambra High School took first out of 25 schools, with 84 total points. The total time of their runners was 1:22:12:950. In second place was Corona del Sol with 102 points. Their total time was 1:22:50:891. Third was Mountain View, with a total time of 1:23:05:197.
Brophy rounded out the top five, with 145 points and a total time of 1:24:00:583.
The point system works much like golf; the team with the lowest points wins.