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Mtn. View boys, girls cross-country teams claim CCS titles

Photo Courtesy Of Jill Sturges

Mountain View Highs boys and girls cross-country teams show off their CCS awards after winning championships Saturday.

Another postseason meet, another record-breaking performance from the Mountain View High cross-country program.

Eleven days after becoming the first school to sweep the SCVAL El Camino Division meet, the Spartans set records in winning the Central Coast Section meet.

Division II of Saturday's CCS meet at Toro Park in Salinas belonged to Mountain View. The boys and girls teams captured their races by wide – no, make that doublewide – margins. The girls won by 87 points, the most in CCS history for any division, and ran the second-fastest time ever on the course (96 minutes, 11 seconds). The boys' 55-point victory is the second-best all-time and their mark of 80:13 is a new record for the course.

Spartans coach Evan Smith considers this the best combined team in the history of CCS.

"Never in a single year can any school come anywhere close to demonstrating the kind of domination I witnessed (Saturday), when one considers the boys and girls combined for a 142-point victory," he said.

Garrett Rowe paced the Mountain View boys, winning his race with a 15:29. Ian Myjer (15:37) and Parker Shuh (15:56) finished second and fourth, respectively.

Mary Reynolds led the girls, taking second with an 18:45. Alex Westbrook (18:56) placed third and Zoe Pappas (19:13) fifth.

Mountain View now moves on to the state meet, scheduled Nov. 29 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

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