In a Solano County Athletic Conference center meet hosted by Bethel at Hann’s Park in Vallejo on Oct. 4, Justin Chang won the 58-runner varsity boys race in to lead the American Canyon High boys cross country team to a second-place team score of 43. The Wolves finished behind only Vanden (34) and ahead of Benicia (59), Fairfield (155), Bethel (189) and Vallejo (257).
Emmanuel De Leon was 12th, Joshua Logan 13th, Heriberto Zavala 15th and Wilder Mazariegos 16th. Rounding out the team were Eduardo Mendoza, Jeremy Lima and Jazjuan Kenion.
Rebecca Richards placed fifth out of 39 runners I 22:58 to lead the Wolves. Isabella Richards was eighth (23:24), Qwencee Stewart 20th (26:21), Daniela Solis 21st (26:22), Jade Alexander 28th (28:01) and Karla Aldana (28:42).
The Wolves had a 79, bettered only by Benicia (40) and Vanden (45), but better than Bethel (108), Fairfield (137) and Vallejo (157).
The Wolves went 0-4 in the 31st Pleasant Valley Viking Classic on Saturday in Chico, falling to host Pleasant Valley, Montgomery, Paradise and Enterprise.
“Although the outcome of each game was not in our favor this weekend, the team was exposed to much higher levels of play than we are used to,” American Canyon head coach Katy Maligie said. “We took this opportunity to better prepare ourselves for playoffs.”
Raizel Dimalanta had 12 aces, 12 kills and 29 assists for the Wolves. Kahli Kyee had eight aces, 11 kills, and 17 assists. Katherine Montuya had six aces and three blocks. Charlize Christensen had six kills, Jessica Kei Moncada had 11 digs, and Maranda Azurin had eight digs.
JV Cross Country
Sergio Navarro was fifth, Ryley Carlos sixth, Kenneth Perena 12th, Nathan Thao 14th and Lazaro Padiernos 17th to gives the Wolves a team score of 64 in a SCAC meet Oct. 4 at Hann’s Park in Vallejo.
Out of more than 40 runners, Koby Somozo was 20th, Sebastian Hernandez-Lopez 29th, Omar Hernandez 28th, Dharyll De Luna 30th, Dylan Suguitan 33rd, Nicholas Pomperada 36th and Kyle Siy 39th.
The Wolves’ only JV girl was Jazmin Barrieto, who ran a 23:27.
The Wolves won the Silver Bracket Championship at their NorCal Invitational on Saturday, going 5-0.
“The girls had an amazing tournament,” coach Rick Manibusan said. “It was a spectacular sight watching all the parents and fans rooting for their team in the final.”
The Wolves squeezed out a 25-23, 30-28 nailbiter over Petaluma in that match, getting strong play from Jessica West (15 blocks, 22 kills), KiYanni Gresham (10 blocks, 13 kills), Christin Locke (four aces, 28 digs, 15 kills), Aldine Lusung (six aces, 31 digs, 11 kills), Lariah Brown (nine digs, six kills), Caitlyn Abuan (six aces, 22 digs, nine kills), Lydia Espiritu (nine aces, 11 digs), Kylie Garcia (three aces, seven digs), Alexia Juarez (14 digs), Kristin Jaylyn Argarin (three aces, 10 digs), Caytlin Capulong (eight aces, 47 digs, eight kills), Kehaunani Wilson (seven aces, 31 assists) and Louralei Salanga (18 assists).