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Senior Issue 2024
June 5, 2024

MAST Cross Country Teams Run at the 2023 Larry Wooten Invitational

MAST Academy’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in the 2023 Larry Wooten Invitational
Mercedes Halliburton
Sophomore Robert Garcia (Fourth in Top Row) posing with his 4th Place Varsity

On Wednesday October 4th,  MAST Academy’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the 2023 Larry Wooten Invitational.

MAST’s boys’ junior varsity team ran in the 5k run, placing fifth place in the event with a total time of 2:05:17.26.  Coming in at 25th was Ishmal Joseph who ran a 23:26.46. Jorge Aguila placed 30th with a time of 24:13.88. Hussein Issa placed 52nd with a time of 25:57.41, and Lucas Hantman placed 57th while running a 26:03.35. Patrick Tesorjero completed his run in 100th place, clocking in at 30:26.55.

Highlighting the meet for the boys was sophomore Robert Garcia, who received a medal for placing 4th in the varsity boys’ 5k run.

MAST’s girls junior varsity team also participated in a 5k run, placing 3rd overall with a total run time of 2:28:52:59. Mia Corcelli came placed 19th with a time of 27:53.40 Mishka Cisneros placed 30th with a time of 28:55.94, and Olivia Pedronzo placed 33rd with a total time of 29:18.2.

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Highlighting the meet for the girls was freshman Mia Corcelli, who ran the fastest time for the girl’s junior varsity team despite her age.



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About the Contributors
Camila Gomez
Camila Gomez, Staff Writer
Camila Gomez is a freshman and journalist at MAST Academy. This is her first year here at MAST and her first time trying out journalism. She’s looking forward to writing for The Beacon. “I chose journalism because language arts is my favorite subject and it sounded fun” she says. Gomez’s decided on coming to MAST for the location, as well as the academics. “I actually almost went to Immaculata-La Salle High School but eventually decided on MAST,” Gomez said. Besides school Gomez really enjoys American football. “If this school had American football I would love to cover it for the newspaper.”
Mercedes Halliburton
Mercedes Halliburton, Managing Editor
Mercedes Halliburton is a senior at MAST Academy. She is in her fourth year at the school, arriving in 2019 from St. Theresa Catholic School. Halliburton enjoys MAST more than her previous school because she believes that there is more freedom. Halliburton likes MAST because she enjoys swimming and water. She also enjoys reading and writing, saying that it is her favorite subject. Her least favorite subject is math, and her hardest year was junior year. She doesn’t have a least favorite teacher and she likes most of the teachers. She also likes MAST because it has a nice view and is so close to the beach. Even though MAST is fun, Halliburton claims it is also a challenging school with many hard classes.
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