Sierra Valley Conference
Cross Country Meet No. 1
Team and individual varsity results
Varsity boys: 1-El Dorado, 35; 2-Vista del Lago, 54; 3-Cosumnes Oaks, 55; 4-Liberty Ranch, 132; 5-Union Mine, 137; 6-River City, 162; 7-Galt, 191.
Varsity girls: 1-Vista, 23; 2-El Dorado, 39; 3-Cosumnes Oaks, 92; 4-Liberty Ranch, 124; 5-Union Mine, 133; 6-River City, 139; 7-Galt, 189.
Varsity boys: 2-Gregg, ED, 16:27; 6-Jonathon Revolinsky, ED, 17:20; 8-Ryan Gray, ED, 17:32; 9-Rio Bates, ED, 17:40; 10-Ian Janoska, ED, 15:53; 11-Peter Hurwitt, ED, 18:07; 12-Stabler Young, ED, 18:11; 13-Kauhaahaa, UM, 18:17; 14-William Winter, UM, 18:23; 23-Steffen Mahnke, ED, 19:06; 27-Quincy Blackwell, ED, 19.48; 29-Sawyer Haffner, 20:04; 39-Troy Maxfield, UM, 21:04; 43-Soren Shepherd, ED, 21:29; 48-Durand Smiley, UM, 22:20; 50-Dale Oglesby, UM, 22:31; 52-Kevin Ralphs, UM, 22:57; 56-Brandon Coats, ED, 23.44; 62-Chandler Martin, ED, 27:35.
Varsity girls: 2-Donegan, ED, 20:48; 4-Staggers, ED, 21:07; 10-Melissa McKelvey, ED, 22:39; 11-Katherine Buethe, ED, 23:00; 12-Chelsea Chestnut, ED, 23:03; 13-Gonzales, UM, 23:31; 14-Celina Vicencio, ED, 23:32; 15-Caillan Bower, ED, 23.41; 18-Reagan Hester, ED, 24:21; 22-Praker, UM, 25:03; 25- Leah O’Shea, ED, 25:15; 26-Clara Nyquist, ED, 25:28; 28-Andrea Fitzgerald, ED, 25:24; 30-Caileigh Halabicky, ED, 26:05; 35-Morgan Svensson, UM, 26:34;39-Jessica Jetton, UM, 27:43; 40-Rebecca Trujillo, UM, 28:22; Jordan Caldwell, UM, 28:28; 48-Alissa Blair, ED, 30:43; 49-Abby Finlayson, ED, 30:54; 58-Morgan Linville, ED, 35:39; Annika Nelson, ED, 36:24.
Frosh/soph team results
Frosh/soph boys: 1-El Dorado, 29; 2-Cosumnes Oaks, 50; 3-River City, 84; 4-Vista, 88; 5-Union Mine, 123.
Frosh/soph girls: 1-Vista, 40; 2-El Dorado, 47; 3-Cosumnes Oaks, 48; 4-River City, 93.
SACRAMENTO — The Sierra Valley Conference kicked off its cross country season with Wednesday’s meet at Granite Regional Park hosted by Vista del Lago.
El Dorado and the Eagles split the varsity races — the Cougars upending the Eagles in the boys (35-54) event while Vista won the girls 23-39. Union Mine finished fifth in each race.
“The coaching staff is extremely proud of how our kids competed today,” El Dorado coach Peanut Harms said. “Although our boys team seem to be starting off where we left off last season (undefeated in league, top Division III team), we’re very excited about the development of our girls team who we feel could be a top-5 section team this year if training goes well.”
Seven of the first 12 to cross in the boys 5,000 meter run were Cougars led by Sean Gregg’s time of 16:27, good for second place. Gregg, shaking off a recent illness, was five seconds behind the winner. The top Diamondbacks to cross was Makana Kauhaahaa in 13th and William Winter, 14th.
“The course was fun and fast. I came in a little sick but I felt pretty good,” said Gregg who stood at the finish line and high-fived each incoming runner.
The start and end to the course had an incline: harriers went uphill to open but picked up speed toward the end on their downhill push. In between runners traversed a levee and the park’s trail thoughout its wetlands area. Temperatures in the mid-90s engulfed the event.
In the girls varsity race, Vista’s Madeleine Ankhely set a blistering pace to win in 18:24 to offset Lady Cougar Ann Donegan (20:48, second place) who Harms felt ran her best race of her El Dorado career.
“On the last hill I was able to sprint till the moment I came down,” Donegan said. “I really didn’t feel the heat — I’m used to it.”
Cougar Kaitlynn Staggers was fourth and a wave of her teammates finished between the 10th and 15th spots. Union Mine’s Michelle Gonzales was 13th and Mikaelyn Praker was 22nd.
D’back freshman Allison Babbage won the girls frosh/soph race.
“We had some strong performances from our lead runners … ironically those that did our summer session. Allison hasn’t been doing distance running so she’s doing shorter distances before she moves to varsity,” Union Mine coach Mark Indgjer said.