The Yucaipa High School cross country team made a strong showing in the first meet of the season, the Asics Cool Breeze Evening Invitational, on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

The YHS Thunderbirds competed with dozens of schools from throughout the state. Medals were given to the top 30 runners in each age division.

The freshman/sophomore girls team took third place overall and had three medal winners: Sophomore Anna Runyan placed sixth; freshman Megan Carmell placed eighth and sophomore Savannah Ganter took 11th place.

YHS junior Carlee Wilkinson placed 17th in the junior varsity girls division. The sophomore boys team placed 19th and the freshman boys placed 24th in their divisions.

Both YHS varsity boys and girls team competed in the seeded Cool Breeze Showdown after dark. The YHS varsity boys team placed 13th overall with senior Justin Briscoe receiving a medal in 29th place.

The varsity girls team placed seventh overall in the seeded showdown and senior Dani Gee took 21st place and received a medal.

Members of the YHS cross country team who competed at the Cool Breeze Invitational are:


Varsity (seeded):

Dani Gee, team captain

Taylor Becker

Atalie Bogh

Clarissa Clark

Marissa Cole

Samantha Garcia

Cali Good

Cassidy Jarish

Erica Mueller

Sydney Sandoval

Junior Varsity:

Quinn Benitez

Madison Currier

Liz Renteria

Carlee Wilkinson


Annabelle Cunanan

Serena Duran

Katlyn Eastland

Teia Emens

Haley Kumanski

Tayra Razuri

Kaia Reeve

Rivers Romriell

Audrey Selvaggio

Tiffany Terry

Eryka Veana

Haley Weghorst

Analeese Wheeler

Paola Barena

Leilani Aguilar

Rianna Ammons

Bridget Briscoe

Kate Brown

Natasha Chiquete

Amyah Erickson

Rosalina Grossman

Shantal Marcelo

Lea Marion

Cana Neal

Bianca Ocegueda

Allison Olson

Lida Padilla

Delanie Thomas

Maddy Wall

Siauna White

Anna Runyan

Megan Carmell

Savannah Ganter


Varsity (seeded):

Justin Briscoe, team captain

Brady Woods

Nick Bloom

Alfredo Tool

Ryan Horspool

Christian Facio

Aaron Esparza

Jameson Roberts

Steven Arroyo

Chas Antiniucci

Junior Varsity:

Cameron Mierzwik

Jorge Valencia


Wyatt Buchanan

Xavier Cardenas

Erick Hernandez

David Ibarra

Domanick Merkwan

Dillon Parra

Riley Pearson

Nick Schmidt

Coby Stewart

Isaiah Fierro-Gonzalez


Tino Ceja

Brandon Eastland

Jonathan Esparza

Vicente Gomez

Andrew Juarez

Dominick Kowalski

Abraham Rosales

The YHS Thunderbirds next race will be the 39th annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Silverlakes Sports Complex in Norco.


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