Los Altos boys set school record, Soobrian wins girls race at CCS

The Los Altos High boys set a school record on their way to a second-place finish at the Central Coast Section cross-country championships and Eagles freshman Lauren Soobrian won her division to also qualify for next weekend’s state meet.

The Los Altos boys’ combined time of 80 minutes, 50 seconds – which put them behind only Bellarmine among Division I teams Saturday – broke the 47-year-old school record by nearly 7 seconds. Senior Adam Sage paced the Eagles with a personal-record 15:23.10 at Crystal Springs to finish second and junior Kevin Andrews ran a 16:02.34 for 13th.

Soobrian, who like Sage was undefeated in league this year, dominated the Division I girls race. She won by nearly 20 seconds, running the 2.95-mile course in 17:58.20. Sophomore Riley Capuano came in seventh with a personal-best 18:35.01, missing state by two spots.

The St. Francis girls won Division II with a combined time of 1:32.30. Five Lancers placed in the top 10, led by runner-up Isabelle Cairns (18:04.57).

Behind Juan Pablo Garcia’s winning time of 15:28.98, the St. Francis boys qualified for state as well by placing second in Division II with a 1:20.30.

Girls tennis

Top-seeded Menlo edged No. 2 St. Francis 4-3 in the CCS finals Saturday. The Lancers (18-3) won three matches to get there.

Unseeded Los Altos (7-17) went as far as the CCS quarterfinals, falling 4-3 at No. 6 Menlo-Atherton Thursday.

No. 5 Mountain View (9-6) was eliminated by unseeded Saratoga in the second round Nov. 12.

Boys water polo

No. 4 St. Francis (18-11) proved no match for top-seeded Sacred Heart Prep in the CCS Open Division semifinals; the host Gators prevailed 12-4 Nov. 13.

Girls water polo

No. 6 Santa Clara surprised second-seeded Los Altos (15-11) in the CCS Division I semifinals, beating the Eagles 8-6 Nov. 12.

No. 3 St. Francis (19-8) lost 13-9 to No. 2 Leland in the CCS Open Division semifinals Nov. 12.

Field hockey

Los Altos fell 2-0 to Los Gatos in the CCS semifinals Nov. 13. The Eagles finished 10-8.


No. 7 St. Francis (4-7) scored first in Friday’s CCS Division I quarterfinal, but host No. 2 Valley Christian rallied for a 25-3 win.

Girls volleyball

Mountain View’s season ended Nov. 12 with a four-set loss at San Francisco University High in the NorCal Division II first round. The Spartans finished 28-9.

Host Mitty swept St. Francis (26-13) in the NorCal Open Division quarterfinals Nov. 13.

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