Biaggi and Tose lead Sonoma thinclads
Water polo Dragons drop finales to strong Ukiah
Hoping to finish their Sonoma County League regular season riding a wave of momentum that could carry them into the SCL championships, Sonoma Valley High School’s cross country girls and co-defending champion boys ran to road wins Wednesday behind seniors Gianna Biaggi and Chris Tose, respectively.
Competing in SCL tri-meets in Santa Rosa, Biaggi won the girls’ race with a time of 19 minutes, 27 seconds in leading the Lady Dragons to a final score of 18 in defeating El Molino’s 43 and host Elsie Allen’s incomplete.
Following Biaggi for Sonoma in rounding out the top-five girl finishers were senior Hannah Cenci’s second-place in 19:39, senior Laura Amador’s fourth in 20:56, and freshman Madeline Libbey’s fifth in 21:56.
In the boys’ tri-meet, the Dragons’ 26 beat El Molino’s 30 and Elsie Allen’s 64, as Tose won the race in 16:21, and rounding out the top-five for Sonoma were junior Christian Martinez’s second-place in 16:27, and junior Owen Ljung’s fifth in 16:46.
Sonoma’s cross country teams will next run in the SCL championship meets slated for Saturday, Nov. 3, on the Spring Lake course in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma’s boys’ and girls’ waterpolo teams ended their Redwood Empire League regular seasons on the road Wednesday and were both defeated soundly by North Bay power Ukiah’s squads.
The Lady Dragons got a pair of goals by junior Abby Van Kirk in their 17-2 loss to Ukiah, while the Dragon boys were defeated 18-1, with their lone goal scored by senior Chase Campion.