RIVERSIDE — Joe Domingues Jr. and the rest of the St. Joseph boys cross country team led local qualifiers into the sectional finals at the CIF Southern Section Preliminaries at the Riverside City Cross Country Course Saturday.
Domingues ran the three-mile course in 15 minutes, 31.1 seconds to win heat one of Boys Division 5.
The Knights qualified second in their heat with 111 points. Ojai Thacher won the heat with 39 points.
Scoring teammates following Domingues were Jacob Gomez (20th place), Bryce Edens (24th), Chancellor Roach (40th) and Caleb Malfo (45th).
Nipomo's Devin Diaz and Orcutt Academy junior Mackenzie Webb advanced to the sectional finals as individuals, Diaz moved on with fifth-place finish in heat one of Boys Division 4 and Webb advanced with a 14th-place finish in heat two of Girls Division 5.
Several other local teams advanced to the divisional finals. Here is a summary of how other local teams fared. The sectional finals will take place Nov. 18 at the same site the prelims did.
Boys Division 2
Arroyo Grande's boys advanced easily with a third-place finish in heat one. Luis Jazo led the Eagles with a fourth-place finish. Andrew Swieringin, Arroyo Grande's second runner, finished 14th.
Boys Division 4
Cabrillo and Nipomo finished ninth and 14th respectively in heat one. Cabrillo advanced. Nipomo did not, though Diaz moved on as an individual.
Ozzie Espinoza led the Conquistadores into the Division 4 finals. He finished 21st.
Boys Division 5
Dunn finished 14th in its heat. The Earwigs did not advance. Anthony Petrich, in 43rd, led Dunn.
Girls Division 5
St. Joseph's girls team will join the boys squad at the state meet. The Knights advanced with a seventh-place finish in heat one of Division 5.
Freshmen Katie Magni and Alexis Medina led St. Joseph. They finished 14th and 19th respectively.
Girls Division 4
Santa Ynez finished 11th in heat one and Cabrillo finished 21st. The Pirates advanced. The Conquistadores did not.
Emily Donahue led Santa Ynez with an eighth-place finish. Kiely West, in 25th, was the Pirates' second runner.
Elena Estrada led Cabrillo with a 74th-place finish.
Girls Division 2
Arroyo Grande finished 17th in heat one. The Eagles did not advance.
Hailey Goodell was their top runner. She finished 57th.
Jon Wallace Memorial Tournament
FREMONT — Hancock College won the championship game of this tournament that Ohlone College hosted, defeating Monterey Peninsula 79-71 at Ohlone.
The Bulldogs (4-2) went 3-0 at the tourney. Hancock guard Shane Carney was the tournament MVP.
Javae Lampkins scored a team high 20 points for the Bulldogs in the title game. Carney racked up 16 points and nine assists.
Spirit Ricks, with 10 points and 12 rebounds, had his first double-double for Hancock. Mayowa Akinsanya added eight points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs, and Glenn Jordan had seven points and six assists.