Eagles, Bearcats boys reach state cross country meet

sports@thetribunenews.comNovember 17, 2012 

Arroyo Grande High’s boys cross country team finished sixth at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 finals on Saturday, advancing to the state meet for the second time in the school’s history.

Trevor Cowan placed 23rd for the Eagles with a time of 14 minutes, 38 seconds on the 2.93-mile Mt. San Antonio College Rain Course. Jonathan Corley placed 36th in 14:48, Blake Maule finished 38th in 14:50, and Jake Sarver was 42nd in 14:52.

Arroyo Grande coach Sean Ricketts attributed the team’s success this season to “a combination of goals the team has set, commitment and talent.”

Paso Robles’ boys finished fifth in Division 3 to advance to the state finals. Aidan Farrell finished 25th for the Bearcats in 14:50. Kyle Ravera finished 32nd in 14:55, Zachary Chamberlain was 41st in 15:02, Matthew Kwiatkowski placed 44th in 15:03 and Noah Yoshida finished 49th in 15:06 for Paso Robles.

Morro Bay’s boys did not advance to the state meet after finnishing 12th in Division 4. The Pirates’ Austin Lay advanced individually with a 15th-place finish in 15:07.

The San Luis Obispo girls finished ninth in the Division 3 finals and did not qualify as a team. Micayla Rennick was the only runner to advance to the state finals for the Tigers, finishing in ninth place with a time of 17:16. Olivia Carmo placed 18th with a time of 17:33 for San Luis Obispo.

The Templeton girls team finished 10th in the Division 4 finals. Dana Alpert finished 22nd in 18:09 and Veronica Russell was 41st place in 18:32.

Nipomo’s Kyra Meko finished 31st with a time of 18:23.

The CIF-State Cross Country Championships is scheduled for Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno.

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