The Paso Robles High boys cross country team won the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, placing three runners in the top 20 and five in the top 30 in the Division 3 race at the Stanford Golf Course.
Matt Kwiatkoski placed 14th in the 5K race in 16 minutes, 23 seconds to lead the Bearcats, who finished with 93 team points, 40 points ahead of second-place Placer. Campolindo was third at 144 and Miramonte was fourth at 152.
David Farrell was 15th for Paso Robles (16:26), Kyle Ravera was 20th (16:36), Noah Yoshida was 23rd (16:40) and Zach Chamberlain was 26th (16:41).
Miramonte’s Tyler Hanson was the boys individual winner in 15:44.
“We’ve been in the top three before but never won it,” Bearcats coach Ivan Huff said. “We were really on today. We really clicked with the grouping of our team. It’s always nice to race well, but you always want to do it at the end of the season, too.
“We’re happy, but we know more important races are coming down the road.”
The Morro Bay boys placed 13th in the Division 4 race, led by Billy Vedrin (16:50) and Austin Lay (16:51), who placed 36th and 37th, respectively.
Mission Prep placed 14th in the girls Division 5 race, and the boys placed 16th.
Karina Torres was 28th (17:57) for the Royals girls, and Jack Mooney was 29th (17:57) for the Mission Prep boys.
Richard Brug Invitational
Paso Robles and Atascadero placed first and second, respectively, in the large-school 5K varsity girls race at Santa Margarita Lake.
The Bearcats, with 46 points, placed three runners in the top 10, including Ashley Davis in third (21:37), Angela Sandoval in fourth (21:53) and Claire Farrell in ninth (22:30).
Amanda Schultz placed 14th (22:55), and Nicole Scarborough placed 16th (23:07) for Paso Robles.
The Greyhounds, with 65 points, had two top-10 runners in Miriam Orozco, who placed fifth (22:05), and Hannah Livengood, who placed eighth (22:19).
Maria Orozco placed 12th (22:50), and Camille Franco placed 18th (23:22) for Atascadero.
In the large-school varsity boys race, Triston Ioppini placed 13th (18:19) for the Greyhounds.
Templeton placed third in the small-school varsity girls race with 51 points.
Dana Alpert placed fifth (20:56), Kecymar Osuna placed sixth (21:33), Chloe Bergquist placed 12th (23:06) and Hannah Weaver placed 14th (23:27) for the Eagles.
Alex Hascall of Nipomo won the small-school varsity boys race (17:20).
GIRLS VOLLEYBALLAtascadero at Royal Tournament
After losing to Notre Dame and Van Nuys in their first two games, the Greyhounds won two straight en route to the Silver Division semifinals, where they fell 25-16 to Arcadia.
Atascadero fell to Notre Dame 25-20, 25-12 and Van Nuys 18-25, 25-20, 16-14.
The Greyhounds then rallied for a 13-25, 30-28, 15-13 win over Camarillo to finish pool play and setting up a first-round playoff match against Arroyo Grande, which Atascadero won 25-21.
Mission Prep at Carpinteria Tournament
The Royals fell 25-20, 25-19 to Gladstone and 25-21, 25-21 to Mecca Valley before splitting with Cabrillo 17-25, 25-22 in pool play.
In the single-elimination playoffs, Mission Prep fell 25-23 to Cate.