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Maria Carrillo tops Campolindo; Middleton-Pearson blazes fast time; De La Salle, SF University among winners.
Dublin senior Christopher Middleton-Pearson won the CIF-North Coast Section Division I championship running 14:36.60 over the 3-mile course at Hayward HS to beat Amador Valley senior Aidan McCarthy by 34.20 seconds and lead his team to a narrow victory. It was the first NCS individual title for Middleton-Pearson, placed second by 6.90 seconds last year to now-graduated teammate Loic Scomparin.
The St. Helena junior switched plans just before the race and went for it, setting the top mark on a hot day.
Campolindo junior Dylan Gunn won the CIF-North Coast Section Division III championship running 15:08.70 over the 3-mile course at Hayward HS to beat Colton Swinth of Maria Carrillo by 2.0 seconds. Watch video from the D-III boys championship race.
Campolindo senior Paloma Hancock won the CIF-North Coast Section Division III championship in also leading her team to the title.
De La Salle junior Patrick Curulla won the CIF-North Coast Section Division II championship running 14:55.20 over the 3-mile course at Hayward HS to beat Granada senior Anthony Guerra by 6.10 seconds and lead his team to a narrow victory over Granada, the defending champs. Curulla was 13th last year and improved his year-over-year time in this race by 44.80 seconds.Check out video from the D-II Boys Championship
St. Helena junior Harper McClain continued her outstanding season with a runaway victory in the CIF-North Coast Section Championships at Hayward High School. McClain's time of 17:03.70 to win the Division V title was 58.10 seconds ahead of the runner-up over the 3-mile course.
Campolindo put four of the top six across the line in an impressive performance that could very well be a preview of the State Meet champion. Senior Paloma Hancock and freshman Ellie Buckley went 1-2 and seniors Alicia Hober and Emma Smith crossed in 5th and 6th to lead the Campolindo girls.
Campolindo went 1-3 with Dylan Gunn and Alexander Lodewick but Maria Carrillo's Colton Swinth slipped in for second and his team went on to 28 points and a 25-point victory over rival Campo.
Miramonte junior Audrey Allen won the CIF-North Coast Section Division IV championship running 17:27.20 over the 3-mile course at Hayward HS to beat Piedmont senior Sophia Zalewski by 38.00 seconds.
Shae Hill, a junior at Granada, won the CIF-North Coast Section Division II title, running 17:21.20 over the 3-mile course at Hayward HS to beat runner-up Kelli Wilson of Monte Vista by 12.70 seconds.
Amador Valley senior Derica Sun won the CIF-North Coast Section Division I championship running 18:18.00 over the 3-mile course at Hayward HS to beat junior teammate Hope Bergmark by 2.50 seconds. Last year, Su placed second to Bergmark by 42 seconds. In both years, Amador Valley had the first three runners across the line. In 2018, senior Ashley Baudin was third. This fall, it was sophomore Ella McCarthy in third as Amador Valley won a second consecutive title.Watch video from the girls Division I championship race.
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