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By Steve Breazeale
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Girls X-C Places Third at League Finals, Head to CIF Prelims
Racing in the Sea View League Finals on Nov. 3, the San Clemente boys and girls cross country teams placed fourth and third, respectively.
The girls team was powered by several top 20- finishes, including Chandler Horton’s third-place finish. Chandler Horton, Ella Horton, Kelsie Yamano, Lota Jones, Belle Sachse, Hana Catsimanes, Nicole Anderson and Reagan DiMeco will represent the team at this weekend’s CIF-SS Championship Prelims in Riverside.
The boys placed fourth and had several high finishers but missed out on qualifying for CIF-SS competition.
Junior Elijah Sech placed second with a time of 15:13. Sech will run as an individual at the CIF-SS Prelims this weekend.
San Marino Upsets Tritons Tennis in Second Round
The San Clemente girls tennis team was upset by No. 9 San Marino, 11-7, in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs on Nov. 3. The Tritons started the match off at a disadvantage, as they were without top singles player Lindsay Hung.
San Clemente breezed its way past Santa Margarita of the Trinity League, 16-2, in the first round on Nov. 1. The Tritons’ singles trio of Sami Neilson, Jenna Yeam and Hung swept all nine possible points in the rout.
Hung, Neilson and Yeam will compete in the CIF-SS Individual Championships on Monday, Nov. 20. Hung will compete in the singles bracket and Neilson and Yeam will team up for a run through the doubles competition.
CDM Pulls Away Late From Tritons in Second Round Win
A second-half charge mounted by the Corona Del Mar boys water polo team downed San Clemente 12-8 in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs on Nov. 4.
The Tritons and Sea Kings were tied at 8-8 in the third quarter, but the Sea Kings defense made a stand and held the Tritons scoreless over the final quarter to seal the win and advance.
San Clemente defeated Los Osos 14-9 in the first round on Nov. 2.