The Palo Alto boys cross country team had its top five runners finish among the top 15 in Tuesday's Santa Clara Valley Athletic League cross country meet over the 3.1-mile course at Baylands Park.
Henry Saul (15:48.9) and Sam Craig (15:55.4) finished 1-2 after trailing Los Altos' Owen MacKenzie the first two miles.
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Justin Chiao was Gunn's top runner, finishing just behind Tayeri in 16:58.3.
The Palo Alto girls also won the team title, led by Miranda Jimenez in third (19:38.0) and Julia Doubson in fourth (19:48.6). Kai Douglas was ninth in 20:06.1 and Julie Meng followed in 10th in 20:08.1.
Gunn's Joyce Shea won the race in 18:22.3, nearly 40 seconds ahead of Los Gatos freshman Viveca Pannell.
In the SCVAL, Homestead is ranked No. 1 and Paly is ranked No. 2. Homestead did not race its top runners at Baylands.