As if a 4000 meter race is not enough to take its toll on the body physically, several different obstacles surrounded the course at Hughson’s Supercross race as well. The annual event – just under two-and-a-half miles – took place on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Oakdale overcame the difficult course as both the varsity boys and varsity girls took second place overall. Hay bales and a 40-foot mud bog proved to be no match for the Mustang squads.
For the varsity boys Daniel Prado took fourth overall with a time of 14:11. Justin Cresenti and Russell Pabalan finished in the top 15, and were separated by just a few steps. Cresenti placed 12th overall (14:52) and Pabalan placed 13th (14:56).
The varsity girls were paced by Karina Prado’s eighth place finish, touring the course in 16:46. Kayden Legan placed 16th overall with a 17:38 finish.
Esteban Villasenor finished in the top 10 for Oakdale for the junior varsity boys with a 16:55 finish. Two seconds behind him was teammate Arturo Verduzco, who finished 12th overall.
Piper Collins finished in the top 10 for the junior varsity girls, taking seventh place with a 20:30.
Highlight for the freshman/sophomore girls was Taylor Aloisio placing ninth overall with a time of 19:12. For the boys it was Joseph Aguilar placing 23rd (16:17).
Oakdale returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Legion Park for the Valley Oak League Championships.
“We had another good day on a physically challenging course. We needed to have a good performance, this is our last race before VOL Championships,” head coach Guy Fowler said.
Race time is set for 2 p.m.