Hermiston Invitational Cross Country - Girls Varsity
Posted Sunday September 7, 2008
HERMISTON- Cristal Delgado, a senior from Hermiston, won the girls cross country race
at the Hermiston Invitational at Sandstone Middle School in Hermiston, Oregon with a time
of 20:15.7. It was a very hot day with temperatures in the high 80's.
Marisa Vander Malle, a junior from Pasco, came in second with a time 20:39.7. Third place
went to senior Nancy Cardenas of Umatilla, 4. Janette Rodriguez from Pasco, 5. Kimberly
Macias from Hermiston, 6. Kelsey Trotter from Hermiston, 7. Katharine lotze from Kiona
Benton, 8. Jadie Wick from Hermiston, 9. Cynthia Ascencio from Hermiston and 10. Elise
St. Hilaire from Hermiston.
LEFT - The racers about 100 M into the race. On the far right is Cristal Delgado from
Hermiston and just to the left of her is Nancy Cardenas of Umatilla.
RIGHT - Just about 40 M later Delgado and Cardenas take an early lead in the varsity
girls cross country race.
LEFT - Cristal Delgado comes down the hill from the loop around the Field of Dreams
RIGHT - Nancy Cardenas of Umatilla leads two Pasco runners after making the Field of
LEFT - A group of runners from Baker, Kiona Benton, and Hermiston, run down the hill
after making the circuit of the Field of Dreams.
RIGHT - A Umatilla runner shows the toll the heat took on the second lap of the
cross country circuit at Sandstone Middle School on Friday.
LEFT - Marisa Vander Malle from Pasco nears the grove during the cross country race on
RIGHT - Hermiston's Cristal Delgado nears the finish line with a time of 20:15.7.
Nancy Cardenas, a senior from Umatilla sprints for the finish line on Friday
afternoon. When asked if it seems like a long journey from her first race as a
freshman she replied, "Time has gone by fast." She is amazed that she is already