Maria Carrillo sweeps NBL cross country titles

  • Santa Rosa's Delaney White is congratulated by her couch Doug Courtemarche after White won her fourth straight NBL title at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, Friday Nov.6, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015

Both the Maria Carrillo girls and boys cross country teams took the coveted team titles, sweeping all divisions in the North Bay League championship meet Friday afternoon at Spring Lake.

“They were patient and controlled and executed our race plan really well,” Maria Carrillo cross country head coach Gregg Fogg said. “The boys and girls have really put it together the last few races. Almost everybody PR’d today.”

Santa Rosa senior Delaney White raced to her fourth consecutive first-place finish in the NBL girls cross country championship, as she recorded a time of 17 minutes, 30 seconds.

Maria Carrillo’s balance in the girls race was evident. All seven of the Pumas’ girls finished under 20 minutes while combining for their 13th consecutive NBL title, while the boys notched their 10th title in 13 years.

“Both teams ran the ninth-fastest times in school history, and we’ve had some good teams,” Fogg said. “We had some really nice performances by the younger kids so it looks like we can keep this going, too.”

In the girls race, White was followed by Casa Grande’s Adria Burch, who’s goal to finish under 18 minutes was achieved when she finished in second place with a time of 17:57.

“She (Burch) was fantastic and she was really, really happy with herself,” Casa Grande head coach Carl Triola said. “Delaney is awesome, but Adria set her goal all year and she really came through.”

Cardinal Newman’s Kasey Braun finished in third place with a time of 18:43.

Santa Rosa junior Daniel Pride took the top individual spot for the boys, finishing the 3.05-mile course with a time of 15:20, followed closely by his teammate Luca Mazzanti finishing with a time of 15:41.

Pride can add NBL champion to his collection of successes in his junior year, including the Rancho Cotate Invitational and Montgomery’s Viking Opener earlier this season.

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