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Palisades, Granada Hills win titles at City cross-country finals

On a cool, windy Saturday morning at Pierce College, the City Section cross-country championships started with the strangest of scenes. Kellie Mena, a 14-year-old freshman at Maywood Center for Enriched Studies, was up to now forward of her competitors within the Division IV ladies’ race that coming down the ultimate hill, she bought misplaced. She reversed course and began strolling again up the hill. She had by no means run the three-mile course earlier than.

“I didn’t know which way to go,” she mentioned.

Not till she heard her 30-year-old brother screaming to go the alternative approach did she return down the hill for the ultimate a part of the race. It didn’t stop her from successful by greater than 30 seconds in 21 minutes, 29.3 seconds. It qualifies her for subsequent Saturday’s state championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Junior Max Fields of Palisades received the Division I boys’ race for the second straight 12 months, successful in 15:08.9. Palisades took the workforce title. Meztli Velazquez of Granada Hills led the Highlanders to the women’ workforce title, successful in 18:16.

At the Southern Section finals, it was enterprise as regular for Newbury Park’s Young brothers, Leo and Lex. Lex received the Division 2 race at Mt. San Antonio College in 14:38.1. Leo was second in 14:38.2 and teammate Aaron Sahlman took third in 14:43.8. Newbury Park received the boys’ title.

In ladies’ Division 2, Newbury Park additionally received the workforce title and Ventura sophomore Sadie Engelhardt had the day’s quickest time of 17:12.8.

Temecula Great Oak received the Division 1 ladies’ workforce title with Kelli Gaffney successful the person race in 17:29.1. Santa Monica sophomore Phoebe Benun was second in 17:34.6. San Clemente received the Division 1 boys’ title. Matthew Donis of Palmdale Highland took the person title in 14:35.

Football finals set: The City Section finalized its instances for subsequent weekend’s soccer championships.

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On Friday at Lake Balboa Birmingham, Crenshaw will face Wilson within the 3 p.m. Division III championship sport, adopted by Panorama taking part in Granada Hills Kennedy within the 7 p.m. Division II remaining. On Saturday at L.A. Valley College, Granada Hills will face Palisades within the 3 p.m. Division I remaining, adopted by Garfield taking over Birmingham within the 7 p.m. Open Division remaining.

Tickets are already on sale for Friday night time’s Southern Section Division 1 remaining matching Santa Ana Mater Dei (12-0) in opposition to Bellflower St. John Bosco (11-1) in a 7:30 p.m. sport on the Rose Bowl.

Garfield makes transfer: Garfield all the time celebrates when it beats rival Roosevelt, however this season the Bulldogs are celebrating much more after advancing to the City Open Division finals with a 38-20 win over Eagle Rock.

Running again Damian Cornejo rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns whereas quarterback Damian Cabrera handed 203 and one landing.



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