Lowell continues its dominance of San Francisco Section Final

San Francisco Section Boys Recap

With Alexander Parker (above) leading a 1-5 finish, the boys team at Lowell won the San Francisco Section team title for the 12th consecutive time and 28th time in the past 31 years since 1987, according to the section website

Parker's section-winning time of 16:33.60 over Golden Gate Park's 5K course, was one of six sub-17 postings at the meet, the top five from Lowell runners. 

Junior Noah Battaglia was second (16:37.30), followed by senior Maximilian Tiao (16:38.80), junior Beck Johnstone (16:43.80) and junior James Holcombe (16:44.70).

Lincoln senior Christian Chun placed sixth overall (16:49.20) and Mission senior Mateo Friedenbach Condon (17:16.30) was eighth as the section's only individual qualifiers for the Nov. 25 CIF State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. 

Lowell junior Ian Lawrence was a non-scoring seventh overall (17:11.00).

Lowell's boys have won 39 titles, 38 outright, since 1944.

Here's how the top 15 boys finished:

5,000 Meters

1Alexander Parker12Lowell High (SF)16:33.601
2Noah Battaglia11Lowell High (SF)16:37.302
3Maximilian Tiao12Lowell High (SF)16:38.803
4Beck Johnstone11Lowell High (SF)16:43.804
5James Holcombe11Lowell High (SF)16:44.705
6Christian Chun12Lincoln (Abraham) High (SF)16:49.206
7Ian Lawrence11Lowell High (SF)17:11.007
8Mateo Friedenbach Condon12Mission High (SF)17:16.308
9Henry Lei11Lowell High (SF)17:25.409
10Brian Yu12Galileo Academy of Science & Technology (SF)18:10.8010
11Ethan Reidenbach12Lincoln (Abraham) High (SF)18:18.8011
12Niko Kashima12Galileo Academy of Science & Technology (SF)18:29.4012
13Charlie Moore9Lincoln (Abraham) High (SF)18:30.2013
14Piet Verbeck10O'Connell (John A.) High (SF)18:30.8014
15Vetle Forsland12O'Connell (John A.) High (SF)18:36.7015

Here's a link to the full results.