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DHS harriers are stellar at Stanford and productive at Pacific

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DHS runners Brian Song (603), Jaspar Laca, behind left, and Charlie Harris (599) run with a pack at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. The Blue Devil boys won the Division I race. Courtesy photo

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From page B1 | September 29, 2013 |

The Davis High boys and girls cross country teams showed some serious depth Saturday as they sent squads to two different meets and had success at both events.

With the top Blue Devils competing at the Stanford Invitational, the DHS boys won the Division I race for the second consecutive season, while the local girls took third in the elite seeded race.

Even without some of their top runners, the Devil contingent that ran in the Pacific Invitational notched a win in the girls race and a second-place finish in the boys event.

At Stanford, the Davis boys defeated 35 teams from the western United States. Brian Song (16:26) and Jasper Laca (16:35) were the top Blue Devil finishers, placing sixth and 11th, respectively, with Charlie Harris (16:37) right behind in 13th. Sophomores Nick Borowsky and Ben Roberts crossed the line with identical times of 16:44, placing 17th and 18th, Gavin Monges was 20th and Blake Croft took 37th.

In the merge of all 185 teams competing on Saturday, DHS was sixth overall and first among Sac-Joaquin Section squads.

Devil coach Bill Gregg noted that his boys ran incredibly well, especially considering the fact that it was the first time at Stanford for five of the seven runners.

“The team ran as a unit and packed very well,” Gregg continued. “The small 18-second spread between DHS’ first and fifth runners was outstanding, particularly in a very large race of 248 runners.”

The local girls finished behind only Southern California powerhouses Trabuco Hills (97 points) and La Costa Canyon (105) in the seeded race, the top level of competition offered at the Stanford meet. Davis had 163 points to defeat rival St. Francis (211 points). In the total team merge, the Blue Devils were third out of 169 teams.

DHS sophomore Fiona O’Keeffe continued her streak of victories, winning the seeded race in a speedy 17:38. Her time was the second fastest of the day across all races, and the fastest time for a 10th-grader. Freshman Sofia Castiglioni continued to impress with her sixth-place finish in 18:09, the fastest frosh time of the day.

“The girls have worked hard this fall to be competitive with St. Francis, the defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions and state meet runner-up,” Gregg said. “O’Keeffe’s victory and Castiglioni’s finish gives DHS one of the best 1-2 scoring combinations in California.”

Finishing next for the Devils girls were Maggie McManis (48th), Pooja Tripathi (52nd) and Giulia McIsaac (19:39), a trio that passed several runners in the final stretch, which was vital in the close scoring race. In addition, Sophie Meads (81st) and Jeanne-Marie McPherson (83rd) both finished ahead of St. Francis’ fifth runner, contributing to the DHS victory.

At the Pacific Tigers Invitational, the DHS girls’ victory was paced by Claire Dicker, whose time of 19:15 was good for third place. Finishing next were freshmen Abigail Fisk (sixth in 19:48) and Hallie Lassiter (seventh, 19:55), while Adria Lammers (12th) and Elisa McIsaac (14th) finished out the local scoring. Danielle Gantar also ran well, taking 16th.

Daniel Rowen was the fastest Davis boys runner at Pacific, taking ninth place in 16:46. Right on his heels with an identical time was sophomore Kellen Browning, placing 10th, with Alex Arnheiter (16th, 16:52), Matt Mayr (22nd, 17:10) and John Britton completed the Blue Devil scoring. Justin McGrew and John Conant rounded out DHS’ top seven.

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