The North County Girls Varsity Volleyball Team took first at the Morro Bay Invite on Saturday, Jan. 12th.
The morro bay high school yearbook is a team from North County Girls Varsity that took first place at the Morro Bay Invite.
The 3-mile route includes a walk along Morro Strand State Beach’s sands.
Neil Farrell contributed to this article.
NORTH COUNTY — Charlotte Castelli, a senior cross country runner from Paso Robles High School, was the best North County runner, winning the Girl’s Varsity race at the Morro Bay Invitational on Sept. 11, more than 30 seconds ahead of second-place finisher, Templeton senior Madeline Bobbitt. Sydney Moore, a junior from Paso, finished third.
Castelli completed the 3-mile race in 19 minutes, 11.5 seconds, which includes a walk across the dunes of Morro Strand State Beach, a section that makes Morro Bay as difficult as any course in the world. Castelli’s average mile time was 6:23.9 seconds.
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Moore finished in 19:36.5 minutes, while Bobbitt finished in 19:40. Isabela Ward, a senior at Atascadero High, finished 16th in the event, which included 157 runners from schools throughout San Luis Obispo County as well as many Central Valley schools. This is significant because local teams compete in the CIF playoffs versus Central Valley schools, and it’s impossible to predict who they’ll face in the State Championships in Clovis in late November.
Kylie Bell, a Templeton freshman, finished 23rd in 20:51.6. Amelie Lovo, an Atascadero junior, finished 29th in 21:23.5, while Kylie Troy, a freshman from Paso Robles, ended 51st in 22:12.4. Quinn Dubrul of Atascadero finished 57th in 22:34.
Paso Robles junior Kelsey Hammond was 59th in 22:36, Templeton senior Ava Lawrence was 65th in 22:50.8, and Paso senior Molly Came was 66th in 22:54.4.
Xochlit Luis Lopez, a senior from Paso, finished 73rd in 23:03.2, while Templeton’s Ashlyn Estes finished 90th in 23:49.8. Marianna Perez, a Templeton senior, finished 95th in 23:49.8. Kalani Gaviola, a sophomore from Paso Robles, ran a time of 25:49.
Clovis High senior Nathaniel Avila won the boy’s varsity race in 15:16.8, with a pace of 5:05.6 per mile, with Templeton sophomore Joshua Bell coming in second in 15:18.8. Diego Ortega of El Paso finished 21st in 16:31.2.
Cameron Leclair, a senior from Paso Robles, finished 34th in 17:10.4, while Kilian Pankowski, also a senior from Templeton, finished 47th in 17:40.5. Silas Buchanan, a Templeton freshman, finished 52nd in 17:51.9, while Joseph Martinez, a Paso Robles junior, finished 53rd in 17:54.8.
Nicholas Jansen, a sophomore from Templeton, finished 56th in 17:58.9, while Kyle Shatwell, a junior from Atascadero, finished 58th in 18:03.9.
Templeton sophomore Nikita Norton was 60th in 18:05, while Paso senior Manuel Cruz was 65th in 18:15.9. Junior Karl Walrod of Atascadero finished 69th in 18:20.4, while Templeton senior Zach Gonzalez was 85th in 18:52.3. Dane Hardy of Atascadero finished 89th in 18:56.8, while Tristan Poggi of Paso finished 92nd in 18:59.6. Lincoln Leavitt, a Templeton senior who finished in 19:02.2, Atascadero senior Keadon Knight, who finished in 19:42.9, and Atascadero sophomore Alexander Fonseca, who finished 117th in 20:16.4 out of a total of 169 runners, rounded out the North County racers.
The early season meet is popular with local and valley schools since it provides a solid challenge for the students as the season begins. In addition, schools from hotter regions, like as the North County, get the opportunity to race in Morro Bay’s milder atmosphere. The usual morning fog made the air thick with moisture on Sept. 11, but it was a welcome relief from the suffocating heat of the inland regions.
At the Morro Bay Invitational, no team scores are recorded, and many schools divide their teams into junior varsity and freshman races so that their younger harriers may compete against their classmates.
Cohen Wallace of Templeton, a sophomore, was the highest North County finisher in the boy’s JV race, clocking 18:57.2, enough for 22nd place. Kimberly Morales Torres, a junior from Paso, finished 18th in the girl’s JV race in 24:27, leading North County runners.
Armando Saavdera of Paso Robles won the boy’s freshmen race (2 kilometers) in 13:17.5, with Bishop Morsette of Paso finishing fifth in 13:37.6.
Frannie Perry of Atascadero finished third in the girl’s freshmen race in 15:43.7, while Jordan Hammond of Paso finished 19th in 18:16.5 to lead the North County runners.
The brain boost academy is a school that offers classes in the North County for girls, ages 6-18. They offer many different programs including dance, gymnastics, and soccer.