Hollis & Valencia Finish Back-To-Back in First-Place Finish at Brubaker Invitational  

Sophomore Sarah Hollis has placed first in two meets and landed on the podium three times so far this season deeming her one of the strongest runners in the state. (photo by Michael Leone)
Sophomore Sarah Hollis has placed first in two meets and landed on the podium three times so far this season deeming her one of the strongest runners in the state. (photo by Michael Leone)

Sophomore Sarah Hollis (Hemet HS) and sophomore Robin Valencia (Riverside) took control of the Brubaker Invitational by finishing in first place and second place, respectfully, in the Tiger's first-place finish on Friday. Riverside dominated the field by earning an overall team mark of 1:41.51 to come in first place by approximately nine seconds.

Hollis continued to make a push for the top runner in California by hauling in her second first-placing showing of the season and third podium finish. She paced the field with an astonishing 18:59,2 which was more than half of a minute fast than the second-place finisher.

The second place finisher also donned the Orange and Black in the form of Valencia. She finished with a time of 19:44.9 which was more than a half of a minute faster than the third place finisher.

Sophomore Carissa Gomez (Citrus Valley HS) placed fourth overall with a mark of 20:30.1, while sophomore Samantha Chapa (Martin Luther King HS) place eighth with a time of 20:57.3.

The Tigers will continue action on Friday, October 20th at the Titan Invitational at Cal State Fullerton. The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m.