The race for number one

This was one of the easiest picks ever. Luis Luna, Piner, junior Not that there wasn't other worthy candidates, just that Luna was untouchable by other local runners. Boys start Luna had an undefeated season verses Empire runners and had some major wins during the year. Luna began his junior year with a 13 second win at the Lagoon Valley Classic. Next he won the "Junior Division" of the Viking Opener by 25 seconds. He did the same thing 2 weeks later at Scott Bauhs Invitational, this time by 59 seconds. Luna won three more Invites in October, Crystal Springs, Rough Rider and Yoshaany Rahm, all by over 20 seconds. At the North Bay League Finals he ran a solo sub 15 at Spring Lake to become only the second to ever break that barrier and take 14 seconds off the Junior Class record of Sterling Lockert of Petaluma. NCS III Championships was where he took any doubts away anyone might have had by defeating Petaluma's Forrest Shaffer to become NCS Champion. State was his only lose of the year finishing in 6th but still four places ahead of Shaffer. Forrest Shaffer Shaffer would have been an easy pick himself if you take Luna out of the equation. Shaffer himself won a number of big invites. He began the year with the Rancho Cotate Invitational then won the Stanford Invitational "Division III" race to really catch some peoples eyes. He won the same division at the Clovis Invitational two weeks later. After winning the Sonoma County League Finals he then lead his team to the NCS III Championship title.