Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande’s Ricketts wins race at Mt. Carmel invite

sports@thetribunenews.comSeptember 21, 2013 

Arroyo Grande High’s Christian Ricketts won the boys freshman 2.95-mile race by 48 seconds in a time of 15 minutes, 55 seconds to highlight the Eagles’ performances in Saturday’s Mt. Carmel Invitational in San Diego. 

His time would have been tied for eighth overall in the large-school boys race and set a course record for freshman boys.

No team scores were available.

Joey Rodgers was 22nd in the junior race in 16:41. John Nichols was 35th (16:52), and Jake Sarver was 40th (16:57) in the senior race.

Talley Hill won the freshmen girls race in an official time of 15:15, but Arroyo Grande coach Sean Ricketts said there was a timing error, and Hill actually won in a time of 16:07. Haley Chavez finished fourth (17:05), and Rosa Granados (17:06) finished fifth in the 2.75-mile race.

Angela Gemignani was second in the sophomore girls race in 16:05. Jocelyn Reynolds won the junior girls race in 16:16, and teammate Elizabeth Heyde was second in 16:26.

Ojai Invitational

William Ernst of San Luis Obispo won the boys three-mile race (15:27) at Lake Casitas. David White was fifth and Jeremy Costello came in sixth, both in 16:17, for the Tigers. 

No team scores were kept.

Daniel Reyes finished fourth overall to lead Atascadero in the boys race in 15:52. 

In the girls race, Kelsey Harper was third (19:07), and Malea Martin was 10th (20:19) for the Tigers. 

Nipomo’s Cassie Dittenhoefer was fourth in 19:26, Taylor Witcher was 12th (20:30), and Vanessa Avila was 43rd (22:06). 

Nipomo’s Rogelio Flores was 22nd (17:24).   

Mission Prep’s top boys runner, Tobin Shea, placed 86th in 19:41, and Aly Cadera was the Royals’ fastest girl in 16th in 20:58. 

Righetti Invitational 

Morro Bay won the  boys team title at the Elks/Unocal Event Center with 32 points, ahead of Santa Ynez, which had 48. 

Austin Lay finished the 5K course first in 16:04, and teammate Angel Virgen was fourth in 16:48. 

Chris Popoca was sixth (16:59), and Daniel Van Beurden was seventh (17:10) for Morro Bay.

The Morro Bay girls team was second with 41 points behind Righetti, which had 34. 

Morro Bay’s Shannon McClish won in 20:42, and Madeline Ogle came in fifth in 21:26.


Saugus Tournament 

Templeton went 1-1 in Valencia.

Templeton (7-4) lost to Hart and then beat Canyon 25-14, 25-14.

Coast Union Pink Stampede Tournament 

Morro Bay went 7-2 and finished second in the tournament, after St. Joseph beat the Pirates 25-19 in the final. 

The Knights also beat the Pirates 25-22 earlier in the day. 

Sierra Emrick had 20 kills on the day for Morro Bay (9-7), Sybella Paredes had 17 kills and 10 aces, Kassie McClory had 12 kills and five aces, and Dani Donaldson had 35 assists for the Pirates along with seven aces.

Nipomo (6-8) placed third after losing 25-15 to St. Joseph in the semifinals.

The Titans were 4-4 on the day, and Taylor Nevitt led them with 25 kills, 24 digs, three aces and three blocks on the day.

Megan Tenaflor had 46 assists, eight digs and four aces.

Coast Union (4-9) finished fifth and went 3-3 in pool play. The Broncos went into the playoffs seeded fourth, but lost to Lompoc 28-16 in the first round. 


Carpenteria 11, San Luis Obispo 7

The Tigers’ doubles team of Ivee Collins and Annaliese Lippold swept 6-3, 6-1, 6-2.

Fiona Huffaker and Joelle Lewis won 6-2, 6-3 in doubles for San Luis Obispo (6-3).

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