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The Bulldogs standout was the top local girl at the CIF State Cross Country championships on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, placing 13th in the Division I race with a three-mile time of 18:07.8. She previously place second in the Palomares League and was eighth at the CIF Southern Section meet in Division 1. The state showing was also an improvement over her sophomore year, when she was 19th in Division 2.
Gitlin helped the Flintridge Prep girls cross country team win a fourth consecutive state title, winning the Division 5 crown on Saturday in Fresno. The Rebels became the fourth team in California history to win at least four straight team championships. Gitlin was the Rebels’ best finisher, placing fifth overall in 18:32.9
Peurifoy earned her second consecutive top-five finish in Saturday’s CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno, placing fifth in the highly competitive Division I race. Peurifoy finished the 5-kilometer event in 17 minutes, 32.5 seconds after a runner-up finish in 2016.
James, a freshman point guard, helped lead the Warriors girls basketball team to the championship in the season-opening Culver City Tip-Off Classic. James averaged six points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, four steals and 1.5 blocks throughout the tournament as the Warriors defeated King-Drew, Santa Monica, Marlborough and Culver City.‘
Diaz finished sixth with a time of 18:01 in the Division II race at the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Fresno. By placing sixth, Diaz produced the best finish by a female runner in school history.
Jordan’s all-around game showed up big in Sierra Canyon’s two regional playoff wins last week. She had 10 kills, five digs and three blocks in Sierra Canyon’s CIF Division II state regional semifinal win over Sage Hill and the sophomore raised her game in the regional final with 19 kills and 13 digs to help the Trailblazers rally for a five-set win over La Salle.
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