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Donovan sets pace for Los Altos girls at Stanford meet

Naomi Donovan led Los Altos High with a 33rd-place finish in the girls seeded race at the Stanford Invitational cross-county meet.

The senior ran the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 58.30 seconds Saturday. There were 111 runners in her division.

Los Altos’ Adam Sage placed 47th in the seeded boys race (16:15) and teammate Daniel Ghasemfar came in 86th (16:38.60) out of 189 competitors. Ghasemfar’s time was a personal record by 30 seconds.

Top runner Owen MacKenzie sat out the event with a hip injury and Kevin Andrews was unable to finish it due to illness, according to Eagles coach Steph MacKenzie.

Neither runner participated in Los Altos’ first Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division meet of the season, held Sept. 25 at Lynbrook, but the varsity boys still placed first. The Eagles edged Palo Alto on a tie-breaker.

Luke Sage led Los Altos with a third-place time of 10:36. Three other Eagles finished in the top 20: Ghasemfar (15th), Adam Cohan (16th) and Rian Lawlor (17th).

Girls golf

Mountain View beat Cupertino (222-257) and Homestead (213-232) last week, improving to 2-1 in the SCVAL and 5-1 overall. Reeya Vasishta paced the Spartans both days with even-par rounds.

Girls tennis

Mountain View followed a 7-0 rout of Fremont with a 6-1 win over Santa Clara last week. The Spartans boosted their record to 5-0 in the El Camino Division and 5-2 overall.

Football

A week after shutting out Lynbrook, Los Altos got shut out at Santa Clara, 27-0 Friday. The Eagles dropped to 1-1 in the El Camino Division and 3-3 overall.

Saratoga spoiled Mountain View’s homecoming, beating the Spartans 48-31 Friday night. Mountain View fell to 1-1 in the El Camino Division, 2-4 overall. Visiting St. Francis blanked Sacred Heart Cathedral 14-0 Friday. The Lancers improved to 2-0 in the West Catholic Athletic League and 4-1 overall.

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