Santa Cruz Excessive junior Eli Fitchen-Younger competes within the CCS Cross Nation Championships at Crystal Springs in Belmont on Saturday. Fitchen-Younger repeated because the D-IV champion. (John Lee – Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Scotts Valley Excessive senior Ashlyn Boothby earned her third straight particular person Division IV title and the Falcons gained their third straight staff title on the Central Coast Part Cross Nation Championships in Belmont on Saturday.
Boothby, who had her dedication to Stanford College introduced by the NCAA Division I powerhouse earlier within the day, completed Crystal Springs’s 2.93-mile course in a personal-best 17:52.2.
Boothby posted the quickest ending time of any runner in all 5 divisions, which totaled 450 athletes.
“I began fairly scorching and kinda settled into it,” mentioned Boothby, a four-time Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion. “I felt fairly good all through the entire thing. However I do know I can dig deeper.”
Sophomore teammate Ava Decleve took second in 18:31.1. Boothby waited on the end line to greet Decleve with a hug.
“My staff actually delivered at the moment,” Boothby mentioned. “I’m so happy with them. That course will not be straightforward. I’m pleased to say good riddance to that course.”
Sophomore Jenni Brownfield (19:50.5; tenth), freshman Hanna Shehorn (19:57.1; eleventh), and junior Violet McCutchen (21:49.2; thirty fifth) additionally scored for the staff champion Falcons (46 factors).
“They made it harm and gave it every little thing that they had,” Boothby mentioned. “I’m tremendous happy with them for that.”
Nike runner Vanessa Fraser, a former standout at Scotts Valley and Stanford, drove down from San Francisco to cheer on her alma mater.
“She has been supporting us for thus lengthy,” Boothby mentioned. “She’s all the time there once we need assistance. It was tremendous particular to have her on the market. It’s like she’s a coach.”
The Falcons subsequent compete within the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno on Nov. 25.
Santa Cruz junior Heidi Inexperienced took eighth (19:36.4) to advance to state, and sophomore teammate Chloe Hood (20:31.4) took fifteenth. Soquel freshman Marissa Garcia (20:47.1) took 18th.
San Lorenzo Valley (169) took seventh. Freshman Beth Gabrielson (20:39.3; sixteenth), junior Ruby Evans (20:48.0; nineteenth), sophomore Jennifer Black (22:39.4; forty ninth), junior Orea Pollock (24:15.7; sixty fifth), and freshman Stella Gerlach (24:50.5; 72nd) scored for the Cougars.
D-II: Archbishop Mitty junior Evie Marheineke, a Santa Cruz resident, took first out of 115 runners within the D-II race and superior as a person to the state meet.
She accomplished the course in 18:05.2, and helped the Monarchs (182) take fifth. Los Altos senior Jasleen Sidhu took second in 18:15.0.
Marheineke, additionally the 2023 West Catholic Athletic League particular person champion, posted the third-fast quickest time amongst runners in all 5 divisions.
Saint Francis (36) of Mountain View gained the staff title.
D-III: Aptos senior Rachel Hoops (18:52.4) took second out of 90 runners within the D-III race to assist the Mariners (125) take fourth place. Sophomore teammate Maya Schiro (19:58.7) took ninth. Each runners certified for state.
Prospect junior Kylie Hoornaert (18:29.2) took first for particular person honors, and Burlingame (52) gained the staff title.
Aptos freshman Naomi Brunelli (21:39.8; thirty sixth), senior Kathleen Allari (22:03.6; forty second), and sophomore Ella Boyes (22:28.8; 52nd) additionally scored for the Mariners.
D-V: Monte Vista Christian junior Kylie Brunelli (19:48.2; sixth) and Mount Madonna freshman Kenzie Culbertson (20:03.4; eighth) posted top-10 finishes within the 69-runner D-V race and certified for state.
Menlo College sophomore Ariya Kaushek (18:33.4) gained the person title, and Crystal Springs Upland (24) repeated as staff title.
Pacific Collegiate sophomore Lilly Froeming (22:18.6) took twenty first, and MVC freshman Finley Castro (22:42.9) took twenty fourth.
D-I: Watsonville junior Katelynn Ruiz (19:13.3) took seventh out of 83 runners within the D-I race, and the Wildcatz (232) took ninth. Ruiz certified for state.
Menlo-Atherton senior Tatum Olesen (17:54.8) repeated as particular person champion, and Evergreen Valley (56) gained the staff title.
Senior Angela Herbert (20:56.5; twenty second), sophomore Lizbeth Gomez Abrica (22:05.6; forty eighth), freshman Alma Vasquez (25:17.0; 76th), and sophomore Azucena Sandoval (26:43.7; 82nd) additionally scored for the Wildcatz.
Santa Cruz junior Eli Fitchen-Younger repeated as the person champion in a personal-best 14:55.1, and the SCCAL boasted the highest three finishers within the 104-runner D-IV race.
Fitchen-Younger posted the quickest time of any runner in all 5 divisions, which totaled 514 athletes.
Cardinals senior Kees van der Meer (16:04.7) took second, and Scotts Valley senior Ben George (16:11.9) took third.
“I went out fairly exhausting, possibly a bit of too quick. However it’s OK, you reside and also you study,” Fitchen-Younger mentioned. “I attempted to push on the hills and the second third miles. The hills make it brutal, nevertheless it’s very distinctive.”
Falcons sophomore Aaron Weiss (16:15.8) completed sixth, senior teammate Mason Lantz (16:42.8) was eleventh, and Eli Granados (16:45.1) was thirteenth for the Falcons (64), who suffered a troublesome second-place end behind staff champion Archbishop Riordan (59). Santa Cruz (91) took third.
The Falcons and Cardinals each certified for state. Santa Cruz snuck previous fourth-place Half Moon Bay (92) to increase its season.
“I’m pleased to have the ability to get the win once more, however I’m actually pleased for the staff making state by one level,” Fitchen-Younger mentioned. “It was fairly loopy.”
Fitchen-Younger is worked up to face stiff competitors in Fresno.
“I’m feeling an increasing number of assured going from league to CCS to state,” he mentioned.
Freshman Jackson Stull (17:42.6; thirty ninth) additionally scored for Scotts Valley.
Juniors Emiliano Villarreal (17:14.9; twenty third) and Alan Lee (17:25.4; twenty eighth), and freshman Owen Fitchen-Younger (18:02.4; 57th) additionally scored for the Cardinals.
Soquel junior Tomas Church (18:17.9) took sixty fourth, and sophomore teammate Levi Larsen (18:18.4) completed one spot again. SLV freshman Jonathan Santi (22:01.4) took 103rd.
D-V: MVC junior Justin McCullick (16:34.4; sixth) and Conor Gilliam (17:12.4; tenth) posted top-10 finishes to steer the Mustangs (69) to 3rd place in D-V. With its end, MVC certified for the state meet for the primary time.
Crystal Springs Upland (33) gained the staff title and Pacific Collegiate (167) took sixth.
Crystal Springs Upland junior Benjamin Bouie (15:11.6) took first out of 107 runners.
Junior Bradley Orlando (17:40.2; sixteenth), and sophomores Gavin Beckman (17:43.5; nineteenth) and Elisha Keift (17:43.8; twentieth) additionally scored for the Mustangs.
PCS junior Jack McNulty (17:35.4; thirteenth) certified for state. Juniors Roark Anderson (17:49.6; twenty third) and Booker Wilkins (18:22.6; twenty ninth), and seniors Elias Golino (18:58.8; forty seventh) and Jay Ghilarducci (21:36.6; 82nd) additionally scored for the Pumas. Senior standout Spencer Koontz didn’t full the race.
Kirby sophomore Mason Vergho (18:54.3; forty second) and Ceiba sophomore Anthony Toriz (18:57.1; forty fifth) competed as people.
D-III: Aptos senior Evan Niles (16:32.6) took eleventh place out of 87 runners within the D-III race to assist the Mariners (126) take fifth place. Niles certified for state as a person.
Pioneer junior Carson Hedlund completed first for particular person honors, and Saint Ignatius (51) gained the staff title.
Sophomore Brady Bliesner (17:03.6; twenty second), junior Vincent Sanford-Carroll (17:05.1; twenty third), freshman Sam Hansen (17:24.4; thirty fourth), and Sean Mullen (17:34.4; thirty seventh) additionally scored for the Mariners.
D-I: Watsonville senior Giancarlo Mendo (16:56.3) took twenty sixth within the D-I race to assist the Wildcatz (305) take twelfth.
Bellarmine School Prep junior Shrey Chettiar (15:46.0) edged Menlo-Atherton senior Aidan Doherty (15:46.5) for the person title, and the Bells (33) gained the staff title.
Juniors Rodrigo Barranco (17:32.9; 53rd) and Jared Sunga (18:32.5; 73rd), sophomore Desi Salinas-Holz (19:13.9; 79th), and senior Ernesto Martinez (19:31.0; 83rd) additionally scored for the Wildcatz.