LA CRESCENTA — There was a red uniform in a sea of maroon in the boys' race at Thursday's Pacific League cross-country finals.
Running against a talented Arcadia High team, Burroughs' Anthony Monroy did all he could to break up the Apaches pack at the event at Crescenta Valley Park.
In contrast to the ultra-close girls' meet, was the boys' meet, one in which Arcadia flexed its might at an alarming rate, taking five of the top six slots and seven of the first eight. The Apaches won with 18 points, while Burroughs took second with 59, followed by Crescenta Valley (87) edging Burbank (91) for third for the first time this season.
"They just keep improving every year," said Burroughs' Anthony Monroy, the reigning All-Area Boys' Runner of the Year, who was the only non-Arcadia runner in the top eight, taking third in 15 minutes 32.05 seconds.
The Apaches, ranked second in the nation by ESPN RISE and first in CIF Southern Section Division I, were led by league champion Ammar Moussa (15:26.11), who cruised across the finish line right next to teammate Sergio Gonzalez (second; 15:26.32).