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Supercross Challenge
Second Place Finishes For Varsity Boys, Girls
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Esteban Villasenor placed 10th overall at the Hughson Supercross this past weekend. Even though he was covered in mud, Villasenor was all smiles during the 4000 meter run. Photo Courtesy Of Guy Fowler

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.