Pacific View Meet Belongs to Camarillo

The Camarillo High boys' and girls' cross-country teams rolled to victories in the first Pacific View League meet at Mission Oaks Park in Camarillo on Wednesday.

Camarillo, previously a Marmonte League team, totaled 39 points to the 48 of runner-up Rio Mesa in the boys' meet.

Channel Islands, led by Joel Salas' winning time of 16:21 over the three-mile course, placed third with 54 points.

Camarillo had solid grouping as No. 1 runner Daniel Finley finished second in 16:25 and No. 5 runner Joshua Megli placed 13th in 17:18.

Nicole Richardson and Jeanne Gerry placed 1-2 for Camarillo in the girls' meet to help the Scorpions to a 27-65 victory over second-place Rio Mesa.

Richardson clocked 18:57 over the three-mile course with Gerry at 18:58.

Channel League meet--Led by Melissa Niednagel and Cathy Dunne, the Buena girls' team won the first Channel League meet of the season at Dos Pueblos High. The Bulldogs, who totaled 45 points, were followed by Ventura with 51 and Dos Pueblos with 74.

Neidnagel won the event with a time of 19:17 and Dunne was third at 19:42. The two were the only Ventura County performers in the top five.

Josh Spiker finished first in 15:35 and Matt Swanet took third in 16:06 for Ventura but Buena placed all five scoring runners in the top 10 to capture the first of three Channel League meets by 10 points.

Jason Lanning finished second for the Bulldogs in 16:02 on the three-mile course at Dos Pueblos High. Buena (4-0, 4-0 in league) scored 32 points and Ventura (3-1, 3-1) scored 42.


Westlake 14, Palisades 4--The Warriors' No. 1 doubles team of Brittany Jensky and Nicole Jensky swept, 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, in an intersectional victory at North Ranch Country Club.

Westlake improved to 4-0. It was the season opener for the Dolphins.

Royal 13, Channel Islands 5--Annie Tran won all three of her matches at No. 1 singles for Royal (3-2) in a nonleague match at Rancho Park.

Buena 13, Newbury Park 5--Yasmin Fisher swept all three of her matches at No. 1 singles for Buena (4-1) in a nonleague match at Newbury Park.


Harvard-Westlake 13, Placentia El Dorado 7--Bill Strickland scored six goals for the Wolverines (8-0) in a nonleague game at Harvard-Westlake.

Joe Axlerod turned away 10 shots by the Golden Hawks (1-3), who won the Southern Section Division II championship two years ago and face Division I teams in nonleague play.

The Wolverines are ranked second in Division I.

Glendale 14, South Pasadena 7--Kevin Witt had four goals and Tad Nakatani, Alex Pogosyan, Alex Lim, Joao Cepeda and David Thomas each scored two for the Dynamiters (5-1) in a nonleague match at Glendale.

Glendale goalie Ben Lee made 11 saves.


Westlake def. Thousand Oaks, 15-10, 15-11, 15-11--Stacey Lee had nine kills for the Warriors in a Marmonte League victory at Westlake.

Lauren Mills and Shannon Keller each added eight kills for Westlake (2-0, 2-0).

Taft def. Verdugo Hills, 15-5, 15-8, 15-9--Trisha Bratford had 12 kills for the Toreadors in a nonleague match at Taft.

Four sophomores started for Taft (1-0).

Poly def. Monroe, 15-11, 15-5, 15-11--Gaby Gallardo had 14 kills and five blocks for Poly (2-0, 1-0) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener at Monroe (0-2, 0-1).

Vicki Ianni had nine kills and Myduyen Huynh had 11 digs for the Parrots.


Thousand Oaks 144, Simi Valley 166--Becca Norris shot an eight-over-par 43 to win medalist honors in a nonleague match at Simi Hills Golf Course.

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