AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCanyon High School of Anaheim took first place in the endurance race, Chino High finished second, Claremont High was third and Diamond Bar was fourth. Long Beach Polytechnic finished in seventh place and Charter Oak finished in ninth place. Although many area schools did well in Saturday’s race, the competition is far from over. Overall winners will be determined today by points earned through attending meetings, race placement and visual presentations. Last year, Canyon High came in first overall, with Glendora High placing second and Nogales taking third. TEMECULA – Last-minute complications didn’t stop Nogales High School from a strong finish Saturday in the 2006 Solar Cup endurance race, where students competed with solar boats of their own design. With a six-minute delay due to a short staff during inspection, the La Puente school still managed to grab the sixth- place spot. “We qualified very high and performed well,” said physics teacher Ezekiel Chavez, who is in charge of the Nogales team. “I was upset about the delay, but they resolved the issue by giving us an extra five minutes.” Nogales was one of the 40 teams that competed in the event sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District. In today’s final race, teams will compete in a 200-meter sprint. Being the last chance for teams to earn points, students are revved up on the rivalry. “I enjoy the competition,” said Nogales senior Albert De Guzman. “It’s a chance to represent our school and change our reputation.” Not only does the experience provide competitive fun, it can also lead to the future pursuits. According Chavez, some students have expressed a desire to become engineers as a consequence of the competition. “Mostly everyone here wants to become an engineer,” said Los Altos senior Jon Reyes, who will attend Cal Poly Pomona to major in mechanical engineering. “It’s work and fun at the same time.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2471160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!