Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Orange County: Athletes of the week
By Martin Henderson
Amanda Honn, Huntington Beach, Fr. Establishing a baseline result that will be hard to top, the sprightly freshman from Huntington Beach won the Sunset League title in her first season just a week after winning her event at the Mt. SAC Invitational by more than two minutes. Honn's time of 18:14.5 in Huntington Beach's Central Park was 11.4 seconds better than Jillian deAvila of league champion Los Alamitos, and was 29 spots better than her closest teammate. In the boys' race, Marina's Karl Baranov (15:26) led a 1-2-3 Vikings finish to win the league title.
River Cracraft, Santa Margarita, So.
Santa Margarita came back from its biggest deficit in school history, 20-0, to steal a crucial overtime victory against St. John Bosco, 42-41, and remain undefeated in the Trinity League. Cracraft caught a touchdown pass and had a fourth-quarter interception that he returned 34 yards to set up another touchdown, and then batted away the pass on the game-winning two-point conversion attempt. The Eagles can position themselves to win a share of the league title with a victory over Servite on Friday at Saddleback College.