Carpinteria’s Savannah and Shaylah Alvarez placed fifth and sixth, respectively, at the Citrus Coast League Championships.

Carpinteria’s Savannah and Shaylah Alvarez placed fifth and sixth, respectively, at the Citrus Coast League Championships. (Courtesy photo)

Carpinteria twin sisters Savannah and Shaylah Alvarez qualified for the CIF Cross Country Prelims by finishing in the top 10 at the Citrus Coast League Championships on Thursday at the Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore.

Savannah Alvarez came in fifth place, covering the 3-mile course in 20 minutes, 54.52 seconds. Shaylah was sixth in 20:57.06.

“The Eagle and the Owl, as they are called on the track team, are known for their jumping skills as horizontal jumpers,” coach Angel Silva said. “They really soared today out on the cross country course and went after it to qualify.”

Carpinteria placed fourth as a team and did not qualify for CIF. Hueneme, Nordhoff and Fillmore were the top three teams.

Jasmine Ramirez of Nordhoff was the individual champion in 19:31.22.

For the boys, Luke Nakasone was Carpinteria’s top finisher in 15th place (17:49.37).

Michael Camilo Torres of Fillmore was the champion in 16:04.

Fillmore, Santa Paula and Nordhoff were the top three team finishers. Carpinteria came in fifth.

Top Carpinteria girls finishers:

Savannah Alvarez, 5th , 29:56.52
Shayla Alvarez, 6th ,  20:57.06
Monse Alpizar, 24th , 23:17.29
Kate Cooney, 25th, 23:17.61
Sydney Morente, 32th, 24:02.58
Belen Herrera, 38th, 25:49.81

Top Carpinteria boys finishers:

Luke Nakasone, 15th, 17:49.37
Hugo Alvarado, 22nd , 18:18.46
David Celio, 25th, 18:39.41
Esteban Zapata, 34nd, 19:54.61
Steven Bengry, 35th, 19:58.94
Fernando Barahona, 21:26.10

Noozhawk Sports Editor Barry Punzal can be reached at bpunzal@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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