Fiona O'Keeffe of Davis and Madeleine Ankhelyi of Folsom qualified for the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships after finishing in the top 10 in Saturday's West Regionals in Walnut.
O'Keeffe, a ninth-grader at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School, finished fifth in 18 minutes, 33 seconds over the five-kilometer course. Ankhelyi, a senior at Vista del Lago, placed seventh in 18:37.
Marissa Williams of Palisades won in 17:46. Benjamin Saarel of Salt Lake City won the boys race in 15:28.
The national finals will be next Saturday in San Diego.
UC Davis to debut radio program Tuesday night
UC Davis athletics will debut "Aggie Sports Update" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on KSAC (105.5 FM), the school said.
The 30-minute show will include interviews, updates on all 23 Aggies varsity teams and chances to win tickets and prizes.
The program, which will air each Tuesday except for Christmas and New Year's Day through basketball season, will be co-hosted by longtime UCD broadcaster Scott Marsh and KSAC sports director Phil Getman.
The show also will be streamed live on www.ucdavisaggies.com.
The inaugural program Tuesday will feature interviews with Jim Les and Jennifer Gross, the men's and women's basketball coaches, respectively.
Bee Sports staff
Fairfield boxers prevail by TKO on Vacaville card
Both Fairfield fighters won featured bouts on Vacaville's first professional boxing card at the Georgie Duke Sports Center.
Super bantamweight Manuel Avila (11-0) knocked down Rickey Lopez (9-2) of Oxnard three times en route to an eighth-round technical knockout victory, and welterweight Alan Sanchez (12-2-1) floored Miguel Munguia (26-26-1) of Mexico twice in a second-round TKO win.
Jim Jenkins, Special to The Bee
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