The Eagle Rock girls cross country team, with coach Richard Martinez, won the Division II city championship on Saturday and will compete at the state level this week. Top L-R Ixtlalli Chavez, Marielle Williamson, Coach Richard Martinez, Keely Miyamoto, Tory Yetter, Iliana Garcia-Lana. Bottom L-R: Elizabeth Corrigan, Celeste Corrigan, Kiana Andrada. | Photo by Dave Abbott/NELA Sports One

Sports Monday: In cross country, Eagle Rock girls team advances to state final and a Franklin runner wins individual city championship; in 8-man football, Sotomayor wins city title

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By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One

Local teams thrived at the cross-country city championships on Saturday at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, while Sotomayor’s big victory in 8-man football has brought the school its first ever city championship.

The Eagle Rock girls cross country team won the Division II city championship in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section on Nov. 20 and will advance to the CIF state cross country championship in Fresno on Nov. 27. The team was led by seniors Celeste Corrigan and Keely Miyamoto, who finished third (19:17.7) and fifth (19:36.0), respectively. This is the second girls cross country city championship in school history; the first was in 2018.

Eagle Rock girls team finishes, grade, name, times:

The boys and girls cross country teams from Eagle Rock High join with parents and supporters at the city championship on Nov. 20. | Photo by Dave Abbott/NELA Sports One

On the Franklin boys cross country team, junior Francisco Rodriguez (15:48.1) and senior David Martinez (15.50.4) finished one-two in their Division III race and Rodriguez won the individual championship. The Panthers narrowly missed on winning a team championship, coming in second with a score of 49 behind the first place Verdugo Hill team with a score of 44.

Franklin’s star cross country runners, Francisco Rodriguez (left) and David Martinez (right) finished one-two in their race at the city championship on Nov. 20 | Photo by Dave Abbott/NELA Sports One

The Eagles boys team placed third in their race; junior Adam Lewis led the Eagles boys team with a ninth place finish and a time of 17:15.6.

Lincoln boys and girls competed in Division III, placing sixth and seventh, respectively. Senior Sebastian Castaneda led the boys team with a time of 17:34.2. Freshman Maria Lara led the girls team with a ninth place finish with a time of 23:00.3.

Sotomayor boys competed in Division IV and placed eleventh. Senior Adrian Calderon led the Wolves with a tenth place finish and a time of 19:00.0

The Cathedral Phantoms boys cross country team placed second in the CIF-SS Division IV Cross Country Championship Meet on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College.

8-Man Football Championship

The Sotomayor Wolves won their school’s first ever City title, with a 40-0 victory over North Valley Military Institute of Sun Valley. The Wolves finished their championship season with a 9-2 overall record.

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