Alanis places 54th at state cross-country meet

Bonsall High School senior Austin Alanis concluded his high school cross-country career by placing 54th among the 203 Division V boys at the CIF state cross-country meet Nov. 30, at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Alanis had a time of 16 minutes 59.6 seconds on the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) course.

“It was a fun experience and challenging as well,” Alanis said. “It was definitely a humbling experience, but I enjoyed myself.”

The top three Division V boys teams at the CIF San Diego Section meet qualified for the state meet as did the top five individuals not affiliated with a qualifying team contingent upon those individuals finishing no lower than 12th. Alanis placed seventh overall and was third among runners whose school did not qualify as a team, which gave him entry into the state meet.

“It was a lot of fun. I got to hang out with some of the competitors from the league,” Alanis said.

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