Cross country: Palisades' Marissa Williams sets course record at City Section finals

Senior sets City Section and course record in cross country

Marissa Williams of Palisades left fans and competitors alike in awe on Saturday morning, setting a course and City Section record of 16:33.11 in winning her third consecutive City Section Division I girls' cross country individual title at Pierce College.

Her time was more than two minutes faster than second-place Beckie Alch of Taft. She helped Palisades win the team title with 56 points. San Pedro was second with 76.


In Division I boys, El Camino Real won the team title and junior Paul Luevano of Venice won the individual title in 15:01.55.

In Division II boys, Even Negash of Los Angeles won in 15:25.71. Manual Arts won the team title.

In Division II girls, Danielle Elias of Panorama took the individual title in 20:52.82. Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences won the team title.

In Division III boys, Fernando Chavez of USC CAE won in 17:29.35. Harbor Teacher won the boys' title.

In Division III girls, Vanessa Moreno of Academia Avance won in 19:48.60. USC CAE won the girls' title.

The top teams and competitors advance to next weekend's state championships in Fresno.