Sophomore Anna DiSorbo broke the Cate School record on her home course, finishing with a time of 18:49 to lead the Rams to a first-place finish in Wednesday’s three-mile race.
DiSorbo’s time shattered the previous mark of 20:02 set by Sorel Carradine in 2002. The Rams placed the first eight runners of the race to finish with 15 points, easily defeating the other seven schools involved.
Sophomore co-captain Meena Baher’s finish of 20:26 was good for sixth all-time among Cate runners. Sophomore Ella Gardner (22:22) took third place, followed by a trio of freshmen — Kendall Thorne (22:27), Lylie Bechtel (22:37), and Talia Tom (22:50).
Sophomore Kennedy Simpson (22:55) took seventh and freshman Phebe Hancock (23:03) took eighth place.
Midland School defeated Cate and six other schools in the boys race, with Will Goddard finishing first with a time of 16:12. The Rams took second, led by senior co-captain Tesfa Asmara who finished fifth with a time of 17:39. Asmara’s time was good for 13th on the all-time Cate list.
Sophomore Nick Patrick (18:18) took seventh and fellow sophomore Peter Wood (18:52) finished 11th.
Prep boys cross country
DP boys, girls win Channel League meet
Joseph Pearlman finished first overall with a three-mile time of 15:39 to lead the Chargers to victory Wednesday afternoon in the Channel League opener at Cabrillo.
Santa Barbara’s Jacks Ballantine (15:42) took second, followed by San Marcos’ Jacob Snodgress (16:09). DP’s Peter Speier was fourth with a time of 16:13, followed by San Marcos’ Will Snyder (16:14).
DP finished first with a team score of 33. They were followed by San Marcos (45), Santa Barbara (75), Cabrillo (81), Lompoc (116) and Santa Ynez (179).
In the girls race, DP’s Phoe Wolfe-Lyons finished first with a time of 19:09. She was followed by Lompoc’s Mallory Branum (19:44), San Marcos’ Saina King (19:50) and Lompoc’s Kendra Hockett (19:53).
DP had four other runners finish in the top 10, including Estalla Ye (20:14 – fifth), Madeline Choi (20:31 – sixth), Gabriela Kenly (20:31 – seventh), and Kathein Hellman (21:14 – 10th). Kiely West of Santa Ynez finished eighth with a time of 20:47, followed by Santa Barbara’s Dais McToldridge (21:14).
The Chargers finished first with 29 points, followed by Lompoc (83), San Marcos (88) and Santa Barbara (90).
Prep girls tennis
St. Bonaventure 11, Carpinteria 7
The Warriors fell to 6-5 overall following Wednesday’s lost to the Seraphs.
The pairings of Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh and Lexi Persoon/Mercy Torres each went 2-1 in doubles play in what was a tough showing for Carpinteria. In singles, Emma Lapidus and Sydney Endow each went 1-2 on the day.
Carpinteria, which is still 3-0 in the Citrus Coast League, will square off against first-place Malibu today.
Prep boys water polo
Carpinteria 12, Nordhoff 7
Mateo Handall scored four goals and Gavin Lohuis made 15 saves to lead the Warriors past the Rangers.
Carpinteria improved to 6-6 overall and 2-0 in league with the victory.
SBCC 3, Cal Lutheran JV 0
Gabi Brewer had 10 kills and hit an impressive .474 to lead the Vaqueros to a 25-12, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of the Cal Lutheran JV team at the Sports Pavilion.
Brewer also had eight digs and five aces. Madi Mullins contributed eight kills and four blocks, and Makenzie Phelps had seven kills, eight digs and three aces for SBCC (5-8).
ROYALS’ ROTH GETS AWARD
San Marcos High’s Chuckie Roth has been named to receive the National Federation of High Schools’ Swim and Dive Coach of the Year Award for the CIF Southern Section.
The selection puts him in the running for the California and National Coach of the Year Awards which will be selected later.
He is a three-time winner of the CIF-SS Coach of the Year Award in girls’ water polo, having taken over a San Marcos program that went 1-22 the year before his hire. His 2016-17 team was the first Royals’ squad to advance to the CIF-SS Division 1 final.
Roth, a former UCSB swimmer and water polo player, also coaches the women’s water polo team at SBCC. He won California State Coach of the Year honors in 2017 after guiding the Vaqueros to the title. They’ve reached the State Final Four every season the last three years.
TRACK AND FIELD
VICTOR HOLDS 4TH PLACE
Lindon Victor of the Santa Barbara Track Club finished the first day in fourth place in the men’s decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Victor, who is coming off a silver-medal finish at the Pan American Games, has 4,474 points after five events to trail leader Damian Warner of Canada (4,513) by just 39 points.
Another Canadian, Pierce LePage, is in second place (4,486) while France’s Kevin Mayer is third (4,483).
Victor is ranked sixth in the field with a season- and personal-best of 8,539 points set in May.
He started Wednesday’s competition by finishing fourth in the 100 meters in 10.66. He was fifth in the long jump (7.51 meters), second in the shot put (16.24 meters), fourth in the high jump (2.05 meters), and ninth in the 400 meters (48.55).
The decathlon will finish today with five events: the 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1,500 meters.
MICHAEL, MCBRIDE HONORED
UCSB’s Rodney Michael was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the Week, while freshman attacking midfielder Finn Ballard McBride earned an honorable mention, the publication has announced.
Michael, a junior right winger, had an assist in the Gauchos’ 2-0 win at Pacific last Wednesday and scored the go-ahead goal, his first of the season, against No. 1 Stanford in a match on Saturday that finished in a 3-3 draw.
He also scored in Tuesday’s 2-2 tie at No. 25 San Diego, extending UCSB’s unbeaten streak to seven games. The Gauchos (6-2-2) were ranked No. 18 in this week’s Top Drawer Soccer Poll.
Ballard McBride scored the Gauchos’ second goal in their win at Pacific and got the first goal against Stanford. He also assisted Michael’s goal.
The Big West Conference honored the freshman attacker with its Offensive Player of the Week Award.