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Flintridge Prep's Alan Yoho claims school's first-ever championship

Cross-Country: Rebels' girls are third, boys are fourth, while La CaƱada's Anna Frederich takes seventh and Crescenta Valley nabs 11th.

November 30, 2013|By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com
  • Flintridge Prep senior Alan Yoho captured the Division V state individual title in a personal-best time of 15 minutes, 11 seconds in topping two-time defending state champion Trevor Reinhart (15:24) of Marin Academy. (Raul Roa/File Photo).
Flintridge Prep senior Alan Yoho captured the Division…

FRESNO — History came served with a tinge of bitterness for the Flintridge Prep cross-country program.

The Rebel boys and girls, who were joined by the Crescenta Valley High boys and La Cañada High individual qualifier Anna Frederich at Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park, had hoped to take home both individual and team championships.

While Rebels senior Alan Yoho delivered his school’s first-ever state individual title, there were no further victories, although there was still much to celebrate.

“It was nice to win, but I would have loved to have won the program’s fifth [state] championship,” Yoho said. “It’s the team that we think about first.”

Yoho captured the Division V state individual title in a personal-best time of 15 minutes, 11 seconds in topping two-time defending state champion Trevor Reinhart (15:24) of Marin Academy.

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Yoho’s 14-second differential was impressive given that he and Reinhart were virtually tied at the one-mile mark, while Reinhart led, 10:34 to 10:35, at two miles.

“He was elbowing me and I was elbowing him. It was pretty aggressive, probably the hardest race I’ve ever raced in,” Yoho said. “After the last hill, I started to pull away. I knew I wasn’t going to make it to Nike Nationals, so I might as well [win].”

Yoho blitzed Reinhart over the final mile, while sophomore teammate Jack Van Scoter closed in on third in 15:41.

“Alan and Trevor set themselves apart pretty early. It was just up to the rest of us to fight for that last podium spot,” Van Scoter said. “It’s disappointing not to place in the top three.”

Unfortunately for CIF Southern Section Division V champion Flintridge Prep, there was no top-three plaque as the Rebels finished fourth with 127 points, edged out by La Jolla Country Day, which tallied 122 points.

Flintridge Prep’s final three scorers were sophomore Nikhil Poole (19th, 16:38), senior Tyler Fong (55th, 17:18) and sophomore Rab Moran (86th, 17:46).

St. Joseph Notre Dame defended its crown with 64 points, ahead of runner-up Marin Academy’s 119-point total.

Similarly, there were mixed emotions for the Flintridge Prep girls despite the Rebels tying their highest finish at state.

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