Templeton High’s Savannah Camacho and San Luis Obispo’s Seamus Land led a strong showing by county athletes, winning three-mile cross country races at the Ojai Invitational in Lake Casitas on Saturday.
Camacho won the girls small-school race in 18 minutes, 59.01 seconds, just more than two seconds ahead of Mission Prep’s Annie Mooney, who was the runner-up in 19:01.11.
San Luis Obispo’s Kathleen Uyttewaal was fourth in 19:17.73, while teammate Micayla Rennick was sixth in 19:28.83.
Rounding out the area athletes in the top 10 were Atascadero’s Muriel Bench (seventh, 19:35) and San Luis Obispo’s Christine Hoffmann (ninth, 19:45.41).
On the boys side, Land won the boys small-school race in 16:07.61. Teammates Stephen Kasper (seventh, 16:32.07) and Brayden Schmidt (10th, 16:44.09) also finished in the top 10 for the Tigers.
Arroyo Grande at Mt. Carmel Invitational
Running in age groups instead of as a team, several Arroyo Grande runners had strong finishes, including Trevor Cowan, who finished fourth in the boys junior race, completing the 2.95-mile course in 16:26.
John Nichols was 10th in the boys freshman race, finishing in 17:59.
The Arroyo Grande sophomore boys had enough runners to compete as a team, finishing third behind Vista Marietta while the junior girls were fifth.
In each case, Arroyo Grande led all Division II schools, placing only behind Division I teams.
Hannah Stevens’ time of 16:00 over the 2.7-mile course was good for fifth in the girls junior race, while teammate Emily Johnston was eighth in 16:26.
Coast Union Tournament
Mission Prep defeated St. Joseph 25-13 in the championship match.
Mission Prep’s Kerstin Sanders was named tournament Most Valuable Player. Coast Union’s Sophie Flemion, Morro Bay’s Kylie Gacad, and Templeton’s Jeanie Madson were named to the all-tournament team.
The Royals’ only loss in 10 sets was to Coast Union in pool play.
The Broncos won eight matches. They also posted wins against Santa Maria, Lompoc, Coastal Christian, and Fresno Christian, while losing to St. Joseph and Morro Bay.
BOYS WATER POLO
Los Altos Conqueror Classic
Cole Holloway scored six goals, and goalie Kirk Wilenius made 17 saves as Nipomo earned a 12-6 win over North Riverside in the seventh-place match.
“I thought it was a great success to see Nipomo come down to Los Angeles and take seventh place out of 28 teams,” coach Justin Jewell said. “I’m very pleased that we came down to Los Angeles and did so well against teams from the Inland Empire.”
Nipomo (4-3) was led by Marc Baker, who scored 19 goals in five games. Holloway scored 16 in the tournament, and Derek Seaman added seven as the Titans went 2-3 in Los Altos.
Wilenius made 56 saves during the tournament, and backup Luke Buchanan made two — including a stop on a 5-meter penalty shot in the fourth quarter of the seventh-place match.
Morro Bay (1-5) won its first match of the season against West Covina 19-7.
Seven Morro Bay players scored against West Covina with Tyler Fraser scoring a team-high four goals.
Mac Reinhart finished with nine blocks, and teammate Shane Crockett added eight.