The Bulldogs finished in a tight pack, taking the first, second, third, fourth and sixth spots in the race. Movsesyan was followed by Linda Park (second, 21:14), Taryn Stevenson (third, 21:28), Candela Fernandez (fourth, 21:29) and Stephanie Solomon (sixth, 21:53).
The only runner to break up the Burbank top-five pack was Burroughs’ Garcia Innocentia, who placed fifth in 21:36. She was followed by teammates Sammantha Fajardo (seventh, 22:05), Joanna Reyes (ninth, 22:39), Valerie Monroy (10th, 22:40) and Ashley Contreras (11th, 22:45).
Katia Dabbaghian was Providence’s top finisher, placing 17th in 23:32. The other Pioneers scorers were Drew Tacchino (28th; 25:31), Rose Avakian (47th; 29:26), Courtney Swan (50th; 31:14) and Zoe Camp (53rd; 31:40).
The two Bell-Jeff runners in the race were disqualified.
In the boys’ race, Burroughs junior Ricky Mendez broke up what would have been a complete Burbank sweep by winning the race in 16:34.
“It feels amazing to be able to win this race,” Mendez said. “I’ve trained all summer for this season and I wanted this so bad. Before the race I was really nervous, but I was able to calm down.”
Burbank, which advanced to state competition last season, was running without one of its top runners, Sergio Fraire, who was suspended for the meet after violating team rules. Still, the team captured five of the top six places. The Bulldogs’ top finisher was Arsen Mkrtchyan, who was second in 16:44. He was followed by Bernie Corea (third; 16:51), Elliot Choe (fourth; 16:56), Ethan Moskowitz (fifth; 17:01) and Christopher Huezo (sixth; 17:09).
Also scoring for the Indians was Luis Celaya (seventh; 17:15), Everth Vargas (10th; 17:39), Francis Hilao (13th; 18:14) and Carlos Ortega (18:32).
For the Pioneers, they received scoring efforts from Taylor Rodriguez (17th; 19:32), Lalo Fisher (21st; 19:57), Brandon Swafford (22nd; 19:57), Aaron Ziegler (36th; 22:15) and Eddie Lopez (38th; 22:26).
The Bell-Jeff scorers were Charles Solomon (24th; 20:18), Javier Molina (27th; 20:25), Anthony Zapata (28th; 20:36), Fernando DeLaPena (42nd; 25:27) and Christian Ramos (43rd; 25:41).