There must be something in the water or around the hills in Ventura County, because the area keeps producing top cross-country runners. The latest is sophomore Sadie Engelhardt of Ventura.
While Friday night is usually reserved for high school football, top cross-country runners were at the Great Park in Irvine competing in the Woodbridge Classic.
Engelhardt put on a show, setting a meet record for girls with a time of 15:42.6 in the sweeps race. Another Ventura County athlete, Payton Godsey of Oaks Christian, wasn't far behind, finishing second in 15:51.9.
In the varsity rated boys' race, KC Barber of Westlake set a school record and finished fourth in 14:31.9.
On Thursday night, Beverly Hills' Danielle Hollander had the fastest girls' time of 16:54.2. Nicholas Weinerth had the second-fastest boys' time at 14:50.2.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.