Sarah Robinson of Gunn and Lucas Matison of Palo Alto ran away with individual honors at the Monterey Bay Invitational on Friday at Toro Park in Salinas.
Robinson toured the three-mile layout in 17:50 to win by 34 seconds and help the Titans win the team title with 39 points. Her time was the fastest overall girls' time clocked during the two-day event.
Gillian Meeks was third in 19:02 while Gunn teammate Claire Hu was fourth in 19:28. Illi Gardner was 13th (20:53) and Megan Kuhnle was 18th (21:28) to round out the scoring.
Palo Alto finished third in the team race with 92 points as Bryn Carlson ran home fifth in 19:52 to pace the Vikings. Katie Foug was ninth in 20:37, Emily Zhang finished 21st (21:52), Emma Raney took 23rd (22:03) and Kylie Wilson was 34th (22:54) to round out Paly's scoring on the first day of the two-day meet.
In the boys' varsity race, Paly scored 61 points to finish second as a team while Gunn was fifth with 104.
Matison clocked 16:16 for individual honors while freshman teammate Kent Slaney was third in 16:51. Paly's Aaron Chandler was 12th (17:51), Kai Oda was 24th (18:20) and Jake Gurle was 26th (18:25).
Gunn was led by Thomas Rasmussen, who clocked 17:10 for sixth. Other Gunn scorers included Samuel Passell's 18:07 for 18th, Noah Krigel's 18:11 for 21st, Kushal Nimkar's 18:27 for 28th and Alexandre Poux's 19:01 for 40th.
Boys water polo
Menlo School avenged a loss to De La Salle last month in the opening round of the NCS-CCS Challenge by posting a 12-10 overtime victory over the visiting Spartans on Friday night.
Menlo was missing a key player due to sickness in the previous meeting and dropped a 10-5 decision. A month later, at full strength, Menlo came out to a 4-0 lead and then needed overtime to go on to win. The win moves Menlo's all-time record against De La Salle to 11-4, with nearly every one of the games decided by one or two goals.
Menlo (16-2) was once again anchored on defense by senior goalkeeper John Wilson, who had 19 saves and added an assist. Weston Avery led the team with seven steals while five others had multiple steals as well. Chris Xi had four goals along with Nick Bisconti while Andreas Katsis added three each.