Prep Roundup : Brix Wins Again in Cross-Country

Tanja Brix of University High School ran the fastest girls’ time of the day at the Huntington Beach Invitational Saturday at Central Park.

The freshman finished the 3-mile course in 18 minutes 37 seconds to win the Division II race. Brix broke away from Katella sophomore Marta Pinto with 300 yards to go. Pinto finished second in 18:56.

Last Saturday, Brix recorded the fastest girls’ time at the Costa Mesa Invitational, winning the 3-mile race in 17:32.6.

Mater Dei won the girls’ Division I team title with 49 points, outscoring second-place Buena (56) and third-place Alta Loma (92). Newport Harbor took the girls’ Division II title with 46 points. The Sailors were followed by Huntington Beach (58), Agoura (78), Edison (94) and University (120).


In the boys’ division, Pat Hubbard of Basic (Henderson, Nev.) recorded the fastest boys’ time, winning the Division I race in 15:34. Katella’s Jim Thorton was the fastest Orange County finisher, placing second in the Division II race in 15:59.

Upland won the Division I team title with 53 points, followed by Fountain Valley (67) and Mater Dei (73). Agoura won Division II with 69 points, followed by Villa Park (86), Las Vegas El Dorado (102), Katella (104) and Huntington Beach (112).

In the Buena Park Invitational:

Tony Sanchez of Buena Park recorded the fastest time of the day--14:45 to win the Division II race--and was named the boys’ athlete of the meet. Valencia’s Heather Killeen ran the fastest time for the girls, 17:26, to win the Division II race.


Other top performers included Robbie Price, who won the Division I race in 14:52 to lead Saddleback to victory with 28 points, and Tony Bergman, who won the Division I race in 15:05 to lead Whittier Christian to a 27-44 victory over Servite.

In the girls’ division, Irvine, led by Andrea Caminiti (second, 18:15), placed 6 runners in the top 10 to win the Division I title with 22 points.

In a nonleague water polo game:

Sunny Hills 10, Corona del Mar 6--Jason Klingsberg and Mark Kuhn each scored 3 goals to lead Sunny Hills (9-1), the fifth-ranked team in the Southern Section 4-A, over top-ranked Corona del Mar at Independence Park in Fullerton.