Justin Chang placed first in the boys race and Jessica Singh was second in the girls jaunt to lead the American Canyon cross country team in the first Solano County Athletic Conference Center Meet of the season Sept. 13 at Benicia Community Park.
Chang’s time of 16 minutes, 32 seconds bettered that of the runner-up from Vanden by 43 seconds. Dakota Lim placed sixth for the Wolves.
Singh finished 31 seconds behind the girls winner, who was from Vanden, with a time of 20:03. Rebecca Richards finished eighth and Isabella Richards 10th for the Wolves.
The Wolves won their third straight SCAC match on Monday, 25-7, 25-13, 25-15, at Fairfield.
Raizel Dimalanta had eight aces, eight digs and 16 assists. Kahli Kyee contributed six kills, three aces and nine digs, and Jessica Kei Moncada tallied 19 digs for American Canyon.
The Wolves were very consistent in each of the three matches overall, said head coach Katy Maligie, whose team took 3-5 overall and 3-2 conference records into Wednesday’s match at Vanden.
Boys Water Polo
Nathan Banks scored three goals to lead American Canyon in a 12-5 home loss to Encinal on Sept. 14. Andy Pitt and Fabian Morano also scored.
The Wolves improved to 4-1 in SCAC play and 6-1 overall with Monday’s 25-8, 25-21 win at Fairfield.
“The team did very well on the court,” American Canyon coach Rick Manibusan said. “They got a chance to work on their rotations and executed the game plan.”
The Wolves got strong serving from Caytlin Capulong, who had five aces, and Aldine Lusung, Alexia Juarez, Kristin Jaylyn Argarin and Lydia Espiritu, who had three aces each.
Making their presence felt up front were KiYanni Gresham (two blocks, two kills), Caitlyn Abuan (block, kill), Rachel Ritter (block) and Greta Fast (two kills, block).
Balancing out the offense were Christin Locke (two digs, two kills), Lariah Brown (two digs, kill), Jessica West (three digs) and Kylie Garcia (six digs). Working the offense were Louralei Salanga (dig, assist) and Kehaunani Wilson (two aces, five assists).
American Canyon High graduate Jomon Dotson, a cornerback, was credited with three tackles for the University of Washington in a 48-16 win on Saturday night over Fresno State at Husky Stadium in Seattle.
Chris Seisay, a graduate of American Canyon, got the start at cornerback for Portland State in its 37-14 loss to visiting UC Davis. He had 5½ tackles, five of which were solo stops.