It was the narrowest of victories for the Paso Robles boys cross country team Thursday at the PAC 8 finals at the Cuesta-Fairbanks Cross Country Course.
With four runners finishing in the top 9, Paso Robles held off Arroyo Grande to win the boys team title by one point, 35-36.
Junior and county champion Pablo Cortes set a new personal record with a 15:47 on the 5,000-meter course to finish in second place behind the race winner — Arroyo Grande senior Luis Jazo (15:42).
Paso Robles junior Steven Scruggs (16:19) finished in fifth, sophomore Damian Gavilan (16:21) finished in seventh and senior Ian Young (16:33) finished in ninth to help bring home the title.
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San Luis Obispo finished third in the boys team competition.
SLO takes girls team win
In the girls race, SLO High went one-two-three to take home the girls team title. Sophomore Alexi Steinmaus (19:34) finished first followed by senior twin sisters Alexis Lewis (19:36) and Eliza Lewis (19:46).
Arroyo Grande freshman Arabella Edler finsihed fourth with a time of 19:54.
Atascadero finished second in the team competition led by freshman Annalisa Archibald (20:21, 7th) and Paso Robles finished third led by freshman Grace Chamberlain (20:32, 8th).