Hornets take ACCAL cross country titles
Berkeley High cross country lost to Alameda at the ACCAL league championship meet on Wednesday, although Berkeley’s Alex Enscoe won the boys’ race.
Enscoe, a sophomore, beat Alameda’s Yoji Reichert by four seconds to win the boys’ race in a time of 16:09. Alameda’s Nicolas Bell came in third and the Hornets won with a team score of 25, with Berkeley second at 31.
On the girls’ side, the Hornets won going away with 15 points, with Alameda’s Corrine Roberts winning the race in 19:22. Berkeley’s top runner, Grace Nielsen, was forced to quit the race with a leg injury, leaving Elizabeth Mendelson as Berkeley’s lone finisher.
Cal golf finishes third in Hawaii tournament
OAHU, Hawaii – The California women’s golf team finished third at the Rainbow Wahine Fall Golf Classic with a 911 after carding a 299 in the final round of the 54-hole tournament.
New Mexico won the tournament at the par 72, 5900-yard Kapolei Golf Course with an 884, and Arizona was second at 905.
Arizona’s Lorena Ochoa won the individual competition with a score of 218, two strokes ahead of two other golfers.
Junior Vikki Laing led the Golden Bears, tying for fifth with a 223 after shooting a 73 in the final round. Cal’s next best golfer were senior Anne Walker and junior Ria Quiazon, who tied for 17th at 229. Sophomore Sarah Huarte tied for 22nd at 230, and sophomore Anna Temple shot a 249 to tie for 89th.
The Bears don’t return to competition until the spring.
Cal picked fifth by media
The Cal mens’ basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Pac-10 Conference this season at the conference’s annual media day Wednesday in Los Angeles.
The 27 voting media members picked UCLA to finish first, with the Bruins getting 25 first-place votes. Stanford was picked second, USC third and Arizona fourth.