Sunset’s boys and Ferguson’s girls continued their dominant seasons with victories at the 13th annual Junior Orange Bowl Invitational held Friday afternoon at Larry and Penny Thompson Park.
Junior Nick Diaz won the boys’ invitational race with a time of 16:25.46 and led the Knights to the team title with 32 points.
Senior Katrina Santiago won the girls’ invitational race with a time of 19:05.46 to lead Ferguson to the girls’ team title.
Ferguson also won the Open race prior to the invitational race.
Miami Jackson’s Daesha Rogers emerged victorious in that race securing the individual title in 20:17.76.
American won the boys’ Open race with 78 points led by individual champion Tristan Enriquez’s 17:33.82.
Boys’ team results (Invitational): Sunset 32; Columbus 62; Ferguson 77; Ransom Everglades 129; 5. Flanagan 137.
Girls’ team results (Invitational): Ferguson 38; Lourdes 49; Westminster Christian 81; Ransom Everglades 101; St. Brendan 184.
Boys’ individuals (Invitational): Nick Diaz (SUN) 16:25.46; Ronny Greenup (SUN) 16:33.76; Gabriel Correa (RE) 16:34.04; Kenneth Castro (SUN) 16:34.24; Malik Gunter (SUN) 16:57.72; Christian Beauchemin (FL) 17:05.14; Santiago Saiki (FER) 17:05.85; Marcos Garcia (COL) 17:09.27; Leonel Pozo (CP) 17:11.55; Leonardo Rodriguez (FER) 17:16.42.
Girls’ individuals (Invitational): Katrina Santiago (FER) 19:05.46; Lourdes Brea (LOU) 19:15.84; Emily Hernandez (FER) 19:28.17; Dana Thomas (WC) 19:41.93; Lauren Archer (RE) 19:45.67; Aylwyn Hernandez (FER) 19:52.19; Lauren Gavulic (FER) 20:04.42; Victoria Hoppe (WC) 20:20.96; Cristina Figueras (LOU) 20:33.94; Madison Fernandez (LOU) 20:42.73.
Open championship – Boys’ team results: American 78; Homestead 94; Coral Gables 149; Varela 151; Palmer Trinity 166; Girls: Ferguson 63; Central 65; Gulliver 115; Lourdes 122; Coral Gables 184.
Boys’ individuals (Open championship): Tristan Enriquez (AM)
17:33.82; Damien Jane (BR) 17:40.06; Iverson Williams (DC) 17:56.60; Kristian Goodger (VAR) 18:05.96; Jeffrey Serna (VAR) 18:07.68; Alexander Elortegui (CG) 18:12.12; Alejandro Rodirguez-Sant (PT) 18:15.16; Steven Chadwick (CS) 18:22.20; Sir-wade Frye (CC) 18:25.30; Adam Chanti (KG) 18:28.24.
Girls’ individuals (Open championship): Daesha Rogers (JAC) 20:17.76; Alyssa Pujals (GUL) 21:05.00; Destiny Johnson (HOM) 21:44.51; Roselore Desir (CEN) 22:05.93; Dauthline Dieujuste (CEN) 22:11.38; Megan Moussa (TER) 22:14.40; Grace Friedman (MB) 22:59.21; Erin Mullin-Garcia (LOU) 23:12.40; Melissa Melchor (FER) 23:14.53; Sydne Garcia (FER) 23:15.77.
Southwest senior Alec Sanchez needed a strike on his final roll of the 10th frame to secure his team’s victory at Friday’s Youth Fair tournament at Bird Bowl.
In a best three-out-of-five Baker format his strike in the decisive fifth set gave the Eagles a 193-189 advantage over South Dade, capturing the championship one year after they finished as runner-ups.
“I wasn’t really nervous, I just really wanted to get the strike for the team and win,” said Sanchez, who finished eighth in the individual standings. “I knew without the strike we would probably lose. All or nothing.”
TERRA, meanwhile, took both the girls’ individual and team titles.
The Wolves swept the Baker set against Ferguson, 139-124, 160-138, 158-146. Senior Tori Burstein bowled a 574 — 30 points higher than second place — for the individual hardware.
“She did a great job today,” TERRA coach Ed Garland said of Burstein. “When you get down to the baker set it has to be a team effort. Our girls, especially No. 4 and 5, came through for us and made some spares. Our co-anchor girl Samantha Boellard iced the games for us.”
Miami Christian’s Alex Yaniz recorded a 690 for the boys’ individual championship.
Team standings (boys): Southwest, South Dade, Columbus, Coral Reef, TERRA, Miami Christian, Ferguson, Killian, Belen, South Miami, Mourning, Coral Park, Coral Gables, Braddock, American, Palmetto, Gulliver.
Team standings (girls): TERRA, Ferguson, Gulliver, Southwest, American, Braddock, South Miami, Coral Park, Palmetto, Hialeah Gardens, Coral Reef, Coral Gables, South Dade.
Top-10 boys’ individual scores: Alex Yaniz, Miami Christian, 690; Devin Gajus, South Dade, 658; Carlos Forero, Killian, 634; Joshua Munoz, TERRA, 621; Jorge Osinaga, Southwest, 615; Richard Pinero, Ferguson, 611; Jesse Drenthe, South Dade, 610; Alec Sanchez, Southwest, 608; Bradley Fuller, Columbus, 598; Sam Orenstein, Killian, 571.
Top-10 girls’ individual scores: Tori Burstein TERRA 574; Briana Futch, American, 534; Samantha Boellard, TERRA, 502; Sofia DeSolo, Gulliver, 489; Gabbee Draney, Gulliver, 476; Angela Chapman, Ferguson, 450; Kristin Smith, South Dade, 435; Kristi Perlberg, TERRA, 430; Alexandra Gonzalez, Ferguson, 416; Melissa Perez, Ferguson, 390.
GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALLTERRA d. Coral Gables 25-11, 25-12, 25-14: Mourning d. Coral Park 25-18, 25-18, 23-25, 25-9 La Salle d. Doral Academy 33-31, 25-20, 25-18: Miami Springs d. Krop 27-29, 25-21, 25-18, 25-19: Gulliver d. Kings Academy 25-18, 25-20: Ransom d. Western 25-10, 25-17: Ransom d. Archbishop McCarthy 28-26, 25-23:
St Brendan d. Spanish River 24-26, 25-19, 15-13: Late Thursday, Hialeah d. Hialeah Gardens 26-25, 25-18, 25-13: Late Thursday, Miami Beach d. Miami High 26-24, 25-16, 25-12:
Florida Christian at Archbishop Curley, 3:30