The Santa Ynez Pirates had their cross country and girls tennis squads in action over the weekend.
Santa Ynez High cross country competed in the Morro Bay Invitational.
On the girls team, Brooke Phelan led the way with a time of 18:36 on the shortened 2.6-mile course, good for 27th place.
“[Phelan’s] consistent and strong performance has undoubtedly been a driving force behind the team’s success this season,” Pirates coach Gary Semerdijan said.
The girls JV team, meanwhile, got a standout performance from Jaslene Perez, who earned a medal after finishing in 13th place out of 101 runners with a mark of 21:20.
“Jaslene’s determination to excel in every race is a testament to her commitment to improvement,” Santa Ynez head coach Jennifer Sell said.
On the boys JV squad, freshman Clayton Hardy flashed plenty of potential in his race. After leading the pack for the first 1,000 meters, Hardy crossed the finish line in 47th place with a 17:17 mark.
“The Pirates XC community, including the athletes, coaches, parents and our new Athletic Director Josh McClurg are looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead,” Semerdijan said. “With each race, the team grows stronger, and their journey to success becomes even more thrilling.”
Pirates girls tennis was in Clovis for a tournament over the weekend, where they went 3-1 and took home the consolation medal.
After falling to Valley Christian 4-2 to open the weekend, Santa Ynez took down Liberty High in games 57-47, came out on top over Vacaville in sets 7-6 and beat Garces by a score of 6-0.
Keegan Withrow, Morea Naretto and Kate Mazza each finished the weekend with two singles victories.
In doubles play, the duo of Grace Sugich and Danielle Hyland came away with two wins. Meanwhile, the pairings of Withrow/Natalie O’Shaughnessy, Rylee Arellano/Clair Tipich, Mazza/Paige Halme and Halme/O’Shaughnessy each picked up a win.