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Cross Country: Long Beach Poly Takes Third At Mt. SAC

Paced by a record-setting performance from senior Will Frankenfeld, Long Beach Poly’s boys’ cross country team finished third in the Team Sweepstakes championship last weekend at the Mt. SAC Invitational.

Frankenfeld finished third overall with a new Long Beach city record time of 14:47 on the three-mile course. That broke Poly and Cal distance runner Ozzie Pina’s 2000 record of 15:03.

Poly’s team time was 77:36, finishing behind Great Oak and La Costa Canyon. After Frankenfeld Poly was paced by Ronan McMahon-Staggs (14th, 15:17), Daniel Bautista (24th, 15:37), and Zane Witter (40th, 15:49).

The Poly boys are ranked No. 4 in the State in Division 1 and No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section in Division 1.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.