By Steve Breazeale
Boys and Girls Track and Field
Behind recent stellar performances by freshman Jake Ogden and junior Gavin Diem, the Dana Hills boys cross country team ran to an eighth place finish at the CIF Cross Country State Championships at Woodward Park on November 24.
Ogden placed 23rd overall with a time of 15:38 and led the way for the Dolphins. Ogden came into the meet on the heels of a 17th place performance at the CIF-SS finals at Mt. SAC on November 17.
Diem placed 41st overall, posting a time of 15:53. Junior Nick Serraro was not far behind as he finished with a time of 16:03, good enough for a 56th place finish.
Rounding out the top five for the Dolphins were senior Tommy Rinefort (16:12) and junior Wyler Svoboda (16:13), who finished 75th and 76th, respectively.
Seniors Andy Werderman (104th) and Jack Morgenson (144) also ran, posting times of 16:23 and 16:46, respectively.
The Dana Hills girls cross country team ran at the CIF-SS Finals on November 17 at Mt. SAC and came in eighth place. Senior Paige Canterbury was the Dolphins highest finisher, placing 34th with a time of 17:16. The girls cross country team did not run at the state championships.
The Dolphins (3-3) went 2-1 overall at the Diablo Inferno Tournament from November 27 to November 30. In that stretch, the Dolphins defeated Villa Park 59-39 and Capistrano Valley 60-51 while losing to Foothill 52-31.
On December 1, the Dolphins lost to visiting Santiago 54-43. The team also lost to Laguna Beach 67-65 on December 5.
Next Game: 12/10-15 at Irvine World News Classic, TBA.
The Dolphins lost to Woodbridge 79-44 on December 3 as part of the South Coast Classic.
Next Game: 12/10 vs. Western, at Ocean View, 4:15 p.m.
The Dolphins (1-1) earned a 1-0 preseason win over Tesoro on November 28 but followed that up with a 5-1 loss to Laguna Beach November 30.
Next Game: 12/14 at Capistrano Valley, 4:30 p.m.
The Dolphins (1-0) defeated King 3-1 on December 3 to earn their first victory of the season.
Next Game: 12/6 vs. Sunny Hills, 5 p.m.
Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team notched a 7-4 win over Valhalla at the Benson Tournament on December 1.
Next Game: 12/6-8 at Villa Park Tournament, TBA
The Dolphins competed at the Cossarek Classic on November 30. Results were not available at press time.
Next Meet: 12/7 at TC Duals, 10 a.m.