High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Stevens leads Arroyo Grande Eagles to cross country win

Hannah Stevens led the Arroyo Grande High girls cross country team to a victory at the Clovis Invitational on Saturday in Clovis.

Stevens, who finished third in the girls Division II race in a time of 19 minutes, 25 seconds, was the top finisher for the Eagles, who won the team title with 55 points.

“We’ve finished second at this event for the last two years,” Arroyo Grande coach Sean Ricketts said. “It was great to have them step up and get the win this year.”

San Ramon Valley finished a distant second with 108 points while Livermore’s Natalie Dimits won the 5K individual race in a time of 19:14.

Emily Johnston (seventh, 19:44) and Katie Lewis (ninth, 20:04) also finished in the top 10 for Arroyo Grande.

“(The girls) still got in there placement wise,” Ricketts said. “Four in the top 10 through the first mile shows that we were a dominant force in this race.”

On the boys side, Hugo Gutierrez finished third in a time of 16:11 to help Arroyo Grande to a 10th-place finish with 273 points. Steven Melena of Eastside won the race in 15:53 while De La Salle won the team title with 93 points.

Arroyo Grande’s Cullen Cali finished 14th in 16:27.

Atascadero finished eighth in the girls Division III race as Meriel Bench finished eighth individually with a time of 19:38. Her time was an almost 40-second improvement over last year’s mark.

San Luis Obispo did not have a team score, but four runners finished the race, including Kathleen Uyttewaal, who was 17th in 20:10.

On the Division III boys side, Atascadero finished 16th while San Luis Obispo was 20th.

Atascadero’s Luke Tillmann was the top local finisher as his time of 16:52 was good for 25th place.

Steve Kasper was the top finisher for San Luis Obispo, finishing 57th in 17:26.


San Luis Obispo 13, Dos Pueblos 5

Tori Troesch led the Tigers (9-1), posting singles wins of 6-1, 6-2, 6-0.

Alex Coffman and Lili Voisinet posted 6-2 and 6-3 wins in doubles for the Tigers.

“The trip, overall, was successful,” San Luis Obispo coach Gary Etheredge said. “The girls played well for having had three matches in three days. That’s a lot of tennis.”