Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Templeton highs all advanced to the CIF-Southern Section cross country finals with their performances Saturday in the 3-mile races at the Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
Zachary Chamberlain took an early commanding lead for Paso Robles and finished first pace in his heat with a time of 15 minutes, 31 seconds.
Sid Monge took 16th place with 16:10, and Gannon Chamberlain took 26th place with 16:23 to help the Bearcats boys team take second place in the Division 3 heat with a score of 105 and easily advance to next Saturday’s finals.
Annie Meeder finished seventh with a time of 18:50 to help the Paso Robles girls secure third place in their heat with a score of 75. Ashley Davis was 14th in 19:24, and Claire Farrell was 17th with a time of 19:27 for the Bearcats.
Leza Cassidy finished first in her Division 2 heat with a time of 17:56 to secure a third-place finish for Arroyo Grande, which scored 73 points. Teammate Talley Hill followed closely behind with a time of 18:09 for a seventh-place finish.
Arroyo Grande’s boys finished fifth in their heat with 147 points and qualified for the finals as the Eagles were led by sixth-place finisher Christian Ricketts (15:27).
The Atascadero girls team finished first in their Division 4 heat with 88 points, led by Brittni Frace, who was second with a time of 18:48. Ellie Nisbet followed closely behind with a time of 19:15 for a 10th-place finish.
Daniel Tull led the Atascadero boys with a sixth-place finish (15:47) to secure third place in their heat with a score of 95.
Eliza Lewis finished 21st (20:04) and Alexis Lewis finished 22nd (20:04) to help the Division 4 Morro Bay girls team secure a spot in the finals with a score of 149.
Austin Lay qualified for the finals as an individual for the Morro Bay boys by taking third place in 15:42.
The San Luis Obispo boys team finished third in its Division 4 heat with 87 points, led by William Ernst, who won in 15:16. Team-mate Callum Bolger finished fifth in 15:34 for the Tigers.
Malea Martin took sixth with a time of 18:56 for the San Luis Obispo girls as the Tigers scored 149 points and advanced.
The Templeton girls finished second in their Division 4 heat with a score of 97. Templeton was led by Kecymar Osuna, who was fourth (19:05), and Hannah Weaver who was sixth (19:12).
The Nipomo girls finished seventh in their Division 4 heat with a score of 184 and will not be moving on to the finals. Eighth-place finisher Taylor Witcher led the Titans with a time of 19:20. In the boys race, Rogelio Flores from Nipomo placed 11th at 16:30.
BOYS WATER POLO
Cerritos 13, Arroyo Grande 6
Hunter Roberts had three goals in a losing effort for Arroyo Grande against Cerritos in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinals.
“It was a good season for the boys, we got matched up with very strong teams at the end and we played our best,” Arroyo Grande coach Steven Allen said.
Ronan Paulsen had four saves, while Mike Kullman, Ryan Svercheck, and Josh Smith all had one goal for the Eagles (18-12).
South Torrance 3, Arroyo Grande 2
Alaina Hogeboom had 56 assists and Emily Sonny had 21 kills as the Arroyo Grande High girls volleyball team fell to South Torrance, 19-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-12, 15-10.
The Eagles (26-4) took an early lead in the back-and-forth Division 2AA quarterfinal match thanks to Ashlyn Herlihy’s 20 kills and Kasey Fox’s 17 digs but ultimately came up short.
Woodcrest Christian 3, Templeton 2
Templeton lost 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 in the Division 3A quarterfinals.
Julie Cates led the Eagles (27-8) with 11 kills and added 13 digs, while Lauren Ralston and Sara Bolts each had 14 digs, and Ralston also had nine kills.
Josi Kelly led Templeton with 36 assists and Lucy Portillo led the team with four blocks to go with her four kills. Elsa Strysko came back from an ankle injury in the last game to add four kills as well.
Faith Baptist 3, North County Christian 2
Gabrielle Morrison had 38 assists, 18 digs, and five aces in a 25-16, 25-27, 25-23, 23-25, 15-8. losing effort for the Crusaders against Faith Baptist in the Division 5AA quarterfinal match.
Aliyah Morrison had 19 kills and six blocks, Madison Morrison had 13 kills and five blocks, and Kelsie McRoy picked up 23 digs for North County Christian (22-9).
Calvary Murrieta 3, Coast Union 0
The Broncos lost in the quarterfinals of the Division 5AA playoffs.
Sage Radecki led Coast Union (16-7) with 22 assists, and Xue DiMaggio and Janel Bohey each added six kills apiece.