Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Cross Country: Cougar boys win fourth straight conference title

Boys Varsity

SVC CHAMPS — The El Dorado boys varsity team takes off at the first meet at Granite Regional Park earlier this season. Wednesday in Folsom the Cougars won their fourth straight league title. Democrat file photo by Pat Dollins

By
From page A9 | October 25, 2013 | Leave Comment

FOLSOM — Before the El Dorado High boys cross-country team took its place behind the starting line of Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference’s third/final meet at Willow Hills, coach Peanut Harms offered words of encouragement.

“We want to be aggressive at the beginning, get out and get the pressure of the race on everybody else. This is a tough course (3.1 miles),” Harms said.

El Dorado was tougher, edging Cosumnes Oaks, 42 to 44, to win its fourth consecutive conference title. The Cougars had three runners place in the top 10. Jackson Harris was fourth, Boone Bates, fifth, and  Charles Plamondon took eighth.

Union Mine was fourth with 101 points. Vista del Lago was third with 54 points. Makana Kaukaakaa was sixth and William Winter was 14th for the Diamondbacks.

For the girls, Union Mine’s Allison Babbage took third place. Teammate Michelle Gonzales, despite a knee injury, was seventh. The senior was competing for the second time in five days on the course that features flatlands, tricky turns and plenty of runners at the invite.

“It’s hard with a knee injury,” Gonzales said. “The only thing you can do is get better. It takes pressure off when there is less people.”

Union Mine head coach Mark Indguier added, “Our top runners are continuing to lead. It’s been nice to see Michelle, who stepped up to the form that she had when she was a freshman and sophomore.”

El Dorado, which took second place behind Vista del Lago, was led by Kaitlynn Staggers, who had a time of 21:08.2. “I felt pretty good,” Staggers said.

The Lady Cougars had 59 points, but the Lady Eagles brought home the conference title with 24 points. Below are results of El Dorado and Union Mine varsity harriers.

Boys 4-Harris, ED, 17:16.7; 5-Bates, ED, 17:18.1; 6-Kaukaakaa, UM, 17:21.2; 8-Plamondon, ED, 17:35.3; 12-Dalton Douglas-Heley, ED, 18:02.0; 13-Ethan Reeder, ED, 18:02.0; 14-Winter, UM, 18:12.7; 20-Jay Revolinsky, ED, 18:30.0; 21-Stabler Young, ED, 18:37.9; 26-Grant Seely, ED, 19:20.1; 27-Adam Benouar, UM, 19:24.5; 28-Austin Jordero, UM, 19:31.3; 29-Steffen Mahnke, ED, 19:40.4; 30-Quincy Blackwell, ED, 19:50.2; 32-Keis Verleur, UM, 19:54.0; 33-Aaron Jonas, UM, 19:54.2; 35-Durand Smiley, UM, 20:11.3; 36-Garrett Locher, ED, 20:12.5; 37-Troy Maxfield, UM, 20:18.1; 40-Joel Kaderka, ED, 20:49.4; 45-John Capps, ED, 21:11.4; 46-Cameron Peeters, ED, 21:17.3; 57-Vincent Ross, ED, 23:30.1. Girls 3-Babbage, UM, 20:34.3; 7-Gonzalez, UM, 21:05; 8-Staggers, ED, 21:08.2; 10-Dani DeStafano, ED, 21:28.7; 11-Katherine Buethe, ED, 21:41.6; 13-Mariah Thomson, ED, 21:55.9; 17-Celina Vicencia, ED, 22:31.5; 18-Arianna Pizzuti, ED, 22:31.9; 20-Karla Ortiz, ED, 22:37.3; 21-Micah Brocker, ED, 22:52.7; 23-Lizzy Smith, ED, 23:11.9; 29-Reagan Hester, ED, 23:48.2; 33-Leah Oshea, ED, 24:29.0; 35-Elise Piazza, UM, 24:45.4; 36-Chelsea Chestnut, ED, 24:49.1; 39-Becca Trujillo, UM, 25:29.5; 41-Adrianne Wenzel, ED, 25:54.3; 45-Jordan Caldwell, UM, 27:13.3; 51-Abby Finlayson, ED, 30:06.3; 52-Morgan Svensson, UM, 30:41.9; 58-Annika Nelson, ED, 34:18.6; 59-Megan McCaffrey, ED, 34:59.7.

Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or mbush@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter. 

Mike Bush

Mike Bush has been a Staff Writer at the Mountain Democrat since August 2011. Follow him on Twitter @MBushMtDemo
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

 
Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 76 Comments | Gallery

Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

 
.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 27 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 26 Comments

 
Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 5 Comments

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 10 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 9 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8