The Davis High cross country teams cruised through the Sac-Joaquin Subsection meet — contested at the Calavaras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp on Saturday — as the Blue Devil boys and girls easily qualified for the SJS championships next weekend.
At subsections, the DHS squads focused on pack running and, according to coach Bill Gregg, the successful results indicated that both teams are ready for the section meet.
The Devils boys took first place, scoring 95 points to edge Cosumnes Oaks by seven. The local pack finished together with Ben Roberts, Jasper Laca, Gavin Monges, Charlie Harris, Blake Croft and Nick Borowsky taking 17-22 places.
Davis’ girls team finished third in team scoring behind Nevada Union and Woodcreek. Blue Devil scorers were Giulia McIsaac (eighth), Maggie McManis (10th), Fiona O’Keeffe (11th), Sofia Castiglioni (12th), Jeanne-Marie McPherson (43rd) and Sophie Meads (46th).
The Blue Devils head to Folsom’s High’s Willow Hill for Saturday’s section championship meet. Two weeks ago, DHS won Delta Valley Conference boys and girls titles at the course, with O’Keeffe setting a course record by finishing in 17:36.
On Saturday, sophomore O’Keeffe will be defending her 2012 SJS individual championship while the Devil boys are defending their team title. The Davis girls were second last year.