Oakmont girls win NU, Rosemont cross country meets

Vikings also dominate volleyball tournament
By: Staff reports
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Oakmont High School’s girls cross country team sandwiched victories at the Nevada Union and Rosemont invitationals around a second-place finish at Capital Valley Conference Meet No. 1.

Karlie Garcia set a course record for juniors and won the Nevada Union race by more than a minute Saturday. Sophomore Marisa Carino placed third, and finishes of 13th by Kylie Michaels, 18th by Grace Cambra and 30th by Nyralee Chhotu helped the Vikings beat Galena of Nevada by one point.

Competing without Garcia, Oakmont still won the Rosemont Invitational by 34 points on Sept. 10. Carino won the race. Michaels, a freshman, was sixth. Chhotu finished eighth, Cambra ninth and Cheyenne Amaro 14th.

Garcia won the CVC meet by almost a minute and a half on Sept. 14. She averaged 5:48 per mile in recording a time of 18 minutes, 3.13 seconds. Garcia beat the last-place runner by more than 20 minutes.

Carino placed third at 19:51.3, and Michaels was fifth at 20:48.66, but the Vikings finished second to Bella Vista by four points. Grace Cambra finished 11th at 21:54.27, and Georgia Cambra was 13th at 22:22.34.

The Oakmont boys finished fifth out of 15 schools at Rosemont and sixth out of 20 schools at Nevada Union.

Freshman Ian Miller was the Vikings’ No. 2 finisher in his first varsity race behind senior Steven Selep at Nevada Union. Senior Edixon Puglisi finished third at Rosemont.

Oakmont’s frosh-soph girls team ran away with the Rosemont title and recorded a perfect score at the CVC meet with Mikayla Brant, Ashley Emitte, Talia Sheldon, Megan Burnes and Jessica Clark finishing 1-5.

Oakmont will compete in the Stanford Invitational on Saturday.

Trojan Invite — Woodcreek’s frosh-soph boys placed three runners in the top 10 and won the Trojan Invite team title with 44 points to Sheldon’s 66 on Saturday at Willow Hill. Woodcreek’s Spencer Lachman finished third, Garrett Davis fifth and Luis Romo sixth. Also, Owen Weitzel was 11th and Ben Wilbur 19th.


Oakmont wins at Red Bluff — Oakmont, led by the hitting of Katie Carte and the digging of Sophi Lozano, went 8-0 last weekend and won the Red Bluff Invitational. The Vikings defeated West Valley for the championship.

Roseville 3, Monterey Trail 2 — The Tigers (3-3) overcame a 5-2 deficit in the deciding game and defeated the host Mustangs 25-21, 26-28, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11.

Kali Lauhon served out the match, and Leslie Pease ended the match with a stuff block. Lauhon had 57 assists, setting up middle hitters Pease and Jennifer Simon, a team-high 13 digs and four aces. Pease had 13 kills and led Roseville with seven blocks.

Kirsten Merlino led the Tigers with 15 kills, and Simon had 13. Libero Amanda Susbilla had 13 digs.

“We were executing better with our middle attack, which helped us tremendously,” Tigers coach Ron Grove said.

Boys water polo

Granite Bay is ninth in Clovis — Granite Bay rebounded from a loss in its first game to finish ninth in the annual Clovis Tournament last weekend. The Grizzlies lost to Fresno-Buchanan 12-7 and followed by beating Clovis West 11-6, Walnut Creek-Las Lomas 12-9 and Ponderosa 17-9.

Max Vigeant led the Granite Bay scoring with 12 goals. Jack Ellinthorpe scored nine goals, Andrew Murch and Nathan Pinkney seven each and Alex Dendall five. Goalie Scott Gaebler had 15 blocks and Tyler Kenney nine.