Sushchikh makes it 3-for-3 with Lagoon Meet title

Sergey Sushchikh of Dos Pueblos put forth another dominating performance to win his third cross country meet of the season, taking the Lagoon Meet at UCSB on Saturday.

Sushchikh, who ran away from the field at the Don Bosco Invitational and the first Channel League meet, finished just under 17 seconds ahead of DP teammate Bryan Fernandez. His winning time on the 3-mile course was 15:11.90.

Fernandez came in at 15:28.47 and Daniel Pena of Cabrillo placed third in 15:38.08.

Cabrillo, a perennial CIF power in cross country, placed runners in the fifth, sixth and eighth spots to claim the boys team championship with 39 points.

Dos Pueblos came in second with 43 points, beating league rival Ventura, which beat the Chargers on Wednesday in the Channel League meet. The Cougars scored 68 points, followed by Nordhoff with 120 and Fillmore with 130.

Ventura, led by individual champion Hannah Kirkegaard, took the girls team title.

Kirkegaard made it two wins in a row in Goleta this week. She ran 19:07.68 on Saturday, three days after taking first in the Channel League meet at Dos Pueblos

Kiana Hope of Fillmore was second in 19:43.70 and Devon Bedell of Cabrillo took third in 20:03.53.

Ventura runners placed five runners in the top 10 (5th, 6th, 7th and 9th) to score 28 points. Dos Pueblos was second with 86. Cabrillo took third with 104 points, Estancia fourth with 115 and Fillmore fifth with 124.

Erin Campbell was the Chargers’ top finisher in eighth place (20:25.31)

Boys Team Scores
Cabrillo 39, Dos Pueblos 43, Ventura 68, Nordhoff 120, Fillmore 130, St. Bonaventure 158, Lompoc 166, Carpinteria 272, Providence Hall 281, Estancia 303

Dos Pueblos
1 Sushchikh, Sergey 15:11.90
2 Fernandez, Bryan 15:28.47
11 Davis, Maxwell 16:13.13
14 Bartholomew, Jacob 16:21.39
15 Scott, Alfred 16:26.35

Carpinteria
94 Arroyo, Ricardo 19:27.17
119 Albarran, Luis 20:22.47
122 Arroyo, Leonardo 20:40.16
131 Rocha, Erick 21:14.20
161 Vargas, Jesus 22:17.81

Providence Hall
57 La Barge, Ben 18:24.04
99 Fultz, Wayland 19:37.43
139 Hodson, Nathanial 21:23.89
165 Gish, Garrett 22:34.49
191 Dillon, Josh 24:07.72

Girls team scores
Ventura 28, Dos Pueblos 86, Cabrillo 104, Estancia 115, Fillmore 124, Lompoc 150, St. Bonaventure 163, Nordhoff 196, Carpinteria 241

Dos Pueblos
8 Campbell, Erin 20:25.31
15 Jamieson, Sarah 21:05.33
23 Wilson, Cheryl 21:24.91
29 Patterson, Camille 21:45.84
30 Peterson, Haley 21:50.56

Carpinteria
37 Tovar, Melissa 22:27.02
66 Torres, Catherine 24:18.52
79 Rocha, Brenda 24:47.83
94 Avila, Amy 25:44.88
98 Rocha, Brandy 25:54.93

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