Behind another huge performance from sophomore Fiona O’Keeffe, the Davis High girls won the team title in the Individual Sweepstakes race at the 66th annual Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational.
Competing in the Southern California event — which is the biggest prep invitational in the country, featuring 25,000 athletes running on Friday and Saturday — the Blue Devil boys finished ninth in the Sub-Sweepstakes race, despite missing top runner Brian Song.
O’Keeffe was the top individual finisher in the DHS girls’ race, completing the course in 16 minutes, 54 seconds, the second-fastest time of the day across all divisions and races. That helped the Devils edge Mira Costa, 94-105, and solidified O’Keeffe as the No. 1-ranked runner in California’s Division I. Overall, she is ranked third in the state behind Anna Maxwell (San Lorenzo Valley) and Simi Valley’s Sarah Baxter, who is the top-ranked runner in the state.
The Blue Devil girls, who are ranked fourth in the state, used great efforts from freshman Sofia Castiglioni — who took ninth in 17:42 — Maggie McManis (25th), Poojo Tripathi (31st) and Giulia McIsaac (32nd) for their great finish.
Davis’ boys were paced by senior Jasper Laca’s 25th-place finish in 15:51. He was supported by Nick Borowsky (49th), Blake Croft (58th), Gavin Monges (59th) and Ben Roberts (60th).