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Penn clocked a time of 17 minutes, 47.6 seconds to finished third in her Division heat at the CIF-Southern Section Preliminaries at the Riverside Cross Country Course. Penn had the third-best time among Inland runners and the sixth-best time by a junior across all divisions. Penn advanced to the section finals, which also will be held this week in Riverside.
The junior setter had 43 assists in Santa Margarita’s semifinal sweep over Long Beach Poly and 63 assists and 21 digs in the five-set victory over Mater Dei in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.
O’Donnell swept her three singles sets on Friday to lead Palos Verdes to an 11-7 win over Vista Murrieta in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 final. It marked the first CIF title for the PV girls’ program since 1974 and capped a remarkable turnaround after a last-place finish in Bay League in 2015.
St. Joseph claimed the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship on Saturday at Cerritos College, in large part thanks to the exploits of Pepe, who has a Division 1 arm playing in the Division 3 playoffs. Pepe finished the match with 26 kills and 26 digs, just seven fewer kills than the Jesters’ opponent had as a team.
Wilson directed Sierra Canyon to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Elsinore to bring home the program’s first CIF Southern Section title in the Division 4 final. Wilson recorded 38 assists, 16 digs and two aces for Sierra Canyon.
Competing against the best high school girls golfers in Southern California, Wong shot a 5-under-par 67 to take second place in the CIF-WSCGA Southern California Championships, which also serves as the CIF State qualifier, at Arrowhead Country Club, last week. Wong tied for second with South Hills’ Alexa Melton, but was awarded second with a back-nine card-off. She finished with eight birdies.
Ramirez led the Bulldogs to the CIF Southern Section Division 2 finals and did so in impressive fashion. At the CIF-SS Prelims Saturday, she finished third in her heat with a time of 17 minutes, 13.4 seconds at Riverside Cross Country Course. She had the fifth-best time in the two-day Prelims.
Graves placed fifth in her Division 2 heat in 17 minutes, 39.10 seconds at the CIF-SS prelims at Riverside Cross Country Course on Saturday to qualify for the finals.
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