Torrey Pines girls run for second place in CIF Section


Running in two tight packs near the top, the Torrey Pines girls team sped to second place at the CIF San Diego Section Cross Country Division I championships, and qualified for the Nov. 26 state meet.

Competing at Morley Field on Nov. 19, the Falcons scored 90 points (first-place Westfield had 65) thanks to strong performances from junior Vanessa Beeler (17:42), junior Isabella Aguiar (17:47) and senior Ines Ramirez (17:52), who finished 14th through 16th overall.

Also running well for Torrey Pines were senior Gabi Dunkin (18:02, 22nd place) and a trio of juniors in Kylie Preske (18:03, 23rd), Habeeba Kamel (18:34, 34th) and Emma Largerie (18:58, 47th).

The state meet will be contested on the Woodward Park Course in Fresno.

Early on Nov. 19, the Falcons captured third place in the Division I boys race. That squad was paced by junior Robert Bartsch, who took 11th in 17:07.

Other top Torrey Pines finishers were senior Derek Parsons (26th in 17:32), freshman Nick Salza (29th, 17:39), senior Ethan Yeh, junior Travis Hellencamp, junior Blake Hayes and senior Michael McMahon.