Paso Robles High dominated the Righetti Invitational cross country meet, winning both team races at the Waller Park 5K course Saturday in Santa Maria.
The Bearcats blew open the boys race and won the team title with 20 points when Matthew Kwiatkowski finished first in 16 minutes 24 seconds, followed closely by Aidan Farrell in third (16:51), Kyle Ravera in fourth (16:57), Noah Yoshida in fifth (16:57) and Zach Chamberlain in seventh (17:15).
“We ran very well as a pack,” Paso Robles coach Ivan Huff said. “Five guys within 40 seconds was very good. We had seven runners in the top 12, so that bodes well for us, too.”
Santa Ynez placed in second with 52 points, Nipomo was third with 110 and Atascadero was fourth with 121.
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Paso Robles also won the girls team title with 39 points, followed by Atascadero with 48 and Pioneer Valley with 58. Nipomo had an incomplete team.
For the Bearcat girls, freshman Ashley Davis finished third at 20:53, followed by Angela Sandoval in ninth (21:35), Vanesza Stanley in 10th (21:52), Claire Farrell in 12th (22:05) and Danica Boggs in 14th (22:21).
Nipomo’s Kyra Meko finished first in 20:22, and Atascadero’s Miriam Orozco and Jillian McLenithan finished fifth (21:12) and sixth (21:14), respectively.
Morro Bay at Bell-Jeff Invitational
The Pirates’ Austin Lay won the 2.8-mile race in the white division race in 15 minutes, 38 seconds at Griffith Park in Burbank.
The Morro Bay boys finished first in the 17-team race with 70 points, edging Cathedral, which had 72.
Daniel Van Beurden was seventh (16:18), Angel Virgen was 13th (16:44), and Chris Popoca was 18th (16:47) for the Pirates.
Madeline Ogle was the top finisher for the Morro Bay girls, placing 19th (21:07). Morro Bay was fifth out of 16 teams with 145 points. Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks won with 43 points.
BOYS WATER POLO
Arroyo Grande (6-2) defeated Beckman 11-10 before falling 9-7 to host Irvine.
Against Beckman, Nick Chapman led the Eagles with four goals, and Jack Empey had three. Chandler Mankins had eight saves in goal for Arroyo Grande.
Against Irvine, Empey had four goals. Chapman, Toby Tonascia and David Vitt all had one goal.
Mankins made five saves, and Clint Doucette had two for the Eagles.
San Gabriel Tournament
Morro Bay (7-6) beat Pacifica of Garden Grove 16-11, lost to Ocean View 13-7 and beat Colony 10-9.
Marco Maffioli scored 10 goals in the three games for the Pirates. Grant Johnson had seven goals in the two victories, and Mac Reinhart had two goals in the win over Colony.
Jack Krull had 37 saves in the three games.
David Lowe Tournament
Coastal Christian (4-0) went undefeated in 12 sets to win the tournament hosted by Valley Christian.
The Conquerors won five matches in straight sets during pool play, including a 25-11, 25-8 victory over Cuyama Valley and a 25-12, 25-10 win over Maricopa.
Coastal Christian defeated Valley Christian 25-6 in the semifinals and Maricopa 25-2 for the championship.
Leslie Henry was named the tournament MVP and had 46 kills for the Conquerors on the day. Coastal Christian’s JoAnn Lindstaedt had 76 assists and was named to the all-tournament team. Koral Wright added 61 digs, and Bethany Young had 17 aces for the Conquerors.
North County Christian split with Shandon 27-25, 11-25.
Kelsey McRoy led the Crusaders with 10 aces, 17 digs and 21 assists, Aliyah Morrison had nine kills and Karianne Loy had 16 digs and seven aces for the Crusaders.
Northwest Christian 52, Shandon 13
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