LA South: Athletes of the week

Ammar Moussa, Arcadia, Sr.

Moussa led the Arcadia boys cross country team to its first state title Saturday, running the five-kilometer course at Fresno's Woodward Park in 14:43 -- the fastest ever for a Division I race. It was the second straight individual championship for the reigning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Moussa edged San Diego Patrick Henry's Ryan Urie by two seconds.

Savannah Pio, Mira Costa, Sr.

Pio won the Division II individual state championship with a time of 17:27 in Fresno, leading Mira Costa to a second-place finish behind champ Saugus. Mira Costa advanced to the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore.