FALL SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS : Sutton Sets Third Straight Record in Loss to Westlake

Despite another record-setting day by Melissa Sutton, the Westlake High girls cross-country team scored a 25-31 upset over second-ranked Newbury Park on Thursday in a Marmonte League double-dual meet at Westlake.

Sutton, who set her third straight course record, ran the three-mile course in 17:22. Her two previous course records came at the Woodbridge Invitational and the Santa Barbara Lagoon Invitational.

The key to Westlake’s victory was the team’s depth; five runners finished in the top eight. Jennifer Feller ran behind Sutton, placing second in 18:43. Junior Desiree Joubert finished fourth in 19:26, Jamie Butler finished fifth in 19:43 and Carolyn Feller, Jennifer’s sister, finished sixth in 19:47. Stacia Pollock was the Warriors’ fifth scorer with an eighth-place time of 20:08.

Sophomore Amy Nesbitt of Newbury Park finished third in 19:08.


Newbury Park was hurt by the absence of its third runner Lara Nesbitt, Amy’s older sister. She has a sprained right ankle and will be out of action for two weeks.

Westlake is ranked third in the Southern Section 4-A Division, one notch behind Newbury Park.

In the other dual meets, Westlake and Newbury Park defeated Channel Islands by identical 15-50 scores.

Crescenta Valley 22, def. La Canada and Burbank--Katherine Edwards covered the three-mile Griffith Park route in 21:28 to lead Crescenta Valley to nonleague wins over Burbank and La Canada.


Mary Delima of La Canada placed second at 21:41, followed by Sherri Rollins of Crescenta Valley at 21:58.

La Canada and Burbank did not field full teams.


Burbank 39, Crescenta Valley 39, La Canada, 43--Burbank and Crescenta Valley raced to a tie at 39 points, edging La Canada (43) in a triangular nonleague meet at Griffith Park.


Sophomore Todd Lewis of Burbank was first in 15:56 over the three-mile course. Brothers John and Mike Carnie of Crescenta Valley finished second and third, respectively. Robert Lopez of Burbank finished fourth.

Newbury Park def. Westlake, 19-36 and Channel Islands 15-49; Westlake def. Channel Islands, 18-49--Mike Esparza led Newbury Park to victory in the Marmonte League double-dual meet at Westlake.

Esparza, a sophomore, ran the three-mile course in 16:09. Teammate Kelly Macone finished second in 16:47.

Alemany 23 def. Beverly Hills 36--John Mora of Beverly Hills finished the three-mile Rancho Park course in 15:31, but Alemany took three of the next four places to win the nonleague meet.


Jose Haro (15:51) and Mike Thomas (16:04) of Alemany finished second and third. Beverly Hills’ Tom Harp (16:18) and Louis Carmona of Alemany (16:21) rounded out the top five.

Simi Valley def. Camarillo, 29-30, and Royal, 23-32; Camarillo def. Royal, 15-47--Travis Briggs of Simi Valley won the Marmonte League double-dual meet at Indian Hills.

Briggs ran 17:13 over the three-mile course. Teammates Steve Lund (17:15) and Tom Bibbs (17:22) finished second and third.



Notre Dame def. Burbank, 15-4, 15-5, 15-13--Notre Dame won the nonleague match behind the serving of Cindy Friedman, who served for 11 points. Dana Marasca, a sophomore setter, also played well, according to Notre Dame Coach Ann McClung.

“Dana is the rallying point of our team,” McClung said. “We’ve improved greatly and have already defeated two teams that beat us last season.”

Notre Dame is 3-1.

Calabasas def. Newbury Park, 15-5, 17-15, 12-15, 15-12--Tracey Gonzales had 14 kills and teammate Sandi Thomsen had 13 to lead Calabasas to the nonleage victory. Calabasas (3-0) is ranked fourth in the Southern Section 3-A poll.


Royal def. Channel Islands, 15-4, 15-1, 15-4--Middle blocker Suzi Koonter had 10 kills and three blocks for Royal (2-0). Royal’s Chris Barrett had four service aces.

Westlake def. Camarillo, 15-7, 15-11, 2-15, 15-8--April Devine had 11 kills and Karen Margozwitz had six aces to lead Westlake (2-0 in Marmonte League and 3-3 overall). Camarillo is 1-1 in league.

Montclair Prep def. Marshall Fundamental, 15-3, 15-4, 15-9--Cheryl Conly had 10 kills for Montclair Prep, which is 2-0 in the Alpha League, 4-0 overall.

Chaminade def. Westlake of Los Angeles, 15-7, 15-9, 12-15, 15-9--Kathy Hayes had 12 kills and Anna Suarez added six to lead Chaminade to the nonleague win at Chaminade.


Village Christian def. Maranatha, 11-15, 15-11, 17-15, 15-11--Karin Yoho had 17 kills and teammate Heather Hepburn added nine to lead Village Christian to the Alpha League victory. Village Christian improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in league, while Maranatha fell to 1-1 in league.


Notre Dame 17, Culver City 7--Scott Weber had six goals and Josh Foster had five to lead Notre Dame.