The Camarillo High boys' and Agoura High girls' teams, competing against some of the top programs in the state, won their respective team sweepstakes races in the Mt. San Antonio College cross-country invitational at Mt. SAC on Saturday in convincing fashion.
But Agoura's Bryan Dameworth needed a strong finish to pull away from Arroyo Grande's Luis Quintana in the final mile to win the team sweepstakes individual crown. Dameworth timed 14 minutes, 41.8 seconds, a 28-second improvement on his personal best, to edge Quintana, who clocked 14:45.9.
The Scorpions, the top-ranked boys' team in the state, placed five runners among the top 21 to upend Concord De La Salle, the state's second-ranked squad, 65-117. Agoura (164), Canyon (180) and Saddleback (194) rounded out the top five teams.
Abe Valdez placed fourth in 15:14.4 on the three-mile course to lead Camarillo. Derek Kite (15:33), Shawn Goetzinger (15:34) and Chad Malesich (15:59) finished 10th, 11th and 19th.
The Agoura girls, the state's top-ranked team, placed three runners among the top 10 to whip San Diego Mt. Carmel, 72-116. Junior Deena Drossin finished second in 18:15.2 and Tiffany York (18:53.8) and Cheyenne Zontelli (19:08.3) were seventh and 10th.
The Camarillo girls, led by the third-place finish of junior Katie Meyer (18:50.8), scored 86 points in winning the team title in the individual sweepstakes race.