Prep Roundup: Hill helps A.G. girls cross country team win Clovis Invitational

Freshman takes third as Eagles claim large-school Division 2 title

sports@thetribunenews.comOctober 13, 2013 

Arroyo Grande High’s girls cross country team claimed the Division 2 large-school title at the Clovis Invitational on Saturday.

Talley Hill came in third overall, completing the hilly 5K course in 18 minutes, 53 seconds. Angela Gemignani (19:02) also cracked the top five (fifth), while Jocelyn Reynolds (19:13) came in ninth. Rosa Granados (18th, 19:35) and Leza Cassidy (22nd, 19:42) rounded out the scoring for the Eagles.

Arroyo Grande compiled a team time of 1:36:25, which was more than two minutes faster than second place. The Eagles won with 56 points, half the total of runner up Westview (112).

Arroyo Grande would have posted a better score, but Haley Chavez was not included in the official results because of tabulation error on part of race officials, according to coach Sean Ricketts.

Arroyo Grande’s boys, who ran in the last race of the day, were paced by freshman Christian Ricketts (second, 15:51), who finished 100 spots ahead of the next freshman runner. Joey Rodgers (27th, 16:37) and Jake Sarver (31st, 16:39) also had strong finishes for the Eagles, who finished sixth with 223 points in Division 2 large schools with a 1:23:44 team time.

Paso Robles’ girls finished third for large Division 2 teams with a cumulative time of 1:39:38. Ashley Davis (17th, 19:33) finished first for the Bearcats, followed by Annie Meeder (23rd, 19:42) and Maddie Moore (24th, 19:54).

The Paso Robles boys also came in third for Division 2 large schools, running a team time of 1:23:23. Zach Chamberlain (eighth, 16:11) and Ethan Serpa (13th, 16:20) led the Bearcats.

The San Luis Obispo girls finished 15th in Division 3 and earned a team time of 1:44:01. Kelsey Harper (13th, 19:10) led the squad, followed by Malea Martin (58th, 20:38).

The Tigers boys team came in eighth for Division 3 with a team time of 1:22:27. William Ernst (fifth, 15:38), David White (21st, 16:11) and Jeremy Costello (26th, 16:15) led San Luis Obispo.

Atascadero’s girls placed 12th in Division 3 with a team time of 1:43:26. Brittni Frace (33rd, 19:55) led the Greyhounds.

Atascadero’s boys placed 18th in Division 3, led by Daniel Reyes (16th, 16:08).

Morro Bay’s girls finished 18th in Division 4, running a team time of 1:48:32. Shannon McClish (55th, 20:11) was the top Pirate.

On the boys side, the Pirates placed third in Division 4, with a strong 1:22:54 team time. Austin Lay (fourth, 15:48), Andrew Stafford (14th, 16:20), Chris Popoca (38th, 16:52) and Daniel Van Beurden (44th, 16:56) led the way for Morro Bay.

Nipomo only sent one athlete, as Kyra Meko (14th, 19:10) raced in Division 4.

BOYS WATER POLO

Arroyo Grande 12, Troy 6

Jack Empey had four goals to lead the Eagles over the Warriors.

Toby Tonascia had two goals and Clint Doucette had nine saves for Arroyo Grande (11-5).

Santa Maria Tournament

Isaiah Baker scored the winning goal with 1:59 left in the game to push Paso Robles past Atascadero 10-9 in their final showdown of the day.

With the win, the Bearcats (12-10) won the six-team Santa Maria Tournament.

Daniel Malone scored four goals for Paso Robles in the final game and eight on the day, and Simon Schoennauer scored six on the day.

Goalie Gabe Hindley had 25 saves on the day, including a crucial stop with 28 seconds left in the Atascadero game.

Prior to playing the Greyhounds, the Bearcats beat Santa Maria 12-7 and San Luis Obispo 7-6.

San Luis Obispo finished second in the tournament behind Paso Robles. Dan Crozier scored seven goals on the day, as San Luis Obispo finished Saturday 2-1 and ended with a 15-2 victory over Bullard. 

The Tigers’ first game of the day was a 9-8 overtime win over Atascadero. Tim Maas scored the game-winning goal from left post for San Luis Obispo (15-6). Maas had four goals on the day.

Atascadero’s Dylan Linnenkamp scored four goals in the game against the Tigers, including a penalty shot with 35 seconds left to force overtime. With the close losses to San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, the Greyhounds finished the day at 1-2 with a 14-6 victory over St. Joseph.

Dylan Hughes led Atascadero (8-12) with seven goals, and Scott Beraud had six.

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