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PONDEROSA harrier Hannah O'Donnell, left, and Oak Ridge's Patrick Irwin were top finishers for their teams in Wednesday's race. Democrat photos by Shelly Thorene

Sports

Area runners have strong race

By From page A9 | October 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge and Ponderosa boys and girls cross-country teams performed strong at the Delta River League meet at Granite Regional Park Wednesday.

The Trojan boys finished in third place with 95 points. League and intra-county rival Ponderosa was fourth with 104 points. Sheldon took first place with 24 points and Jesuit second at 31 points.

Top finishes were the Bruins’ David Duncan, who took 12th place with a time of 16 minutes, 48 seconds, and Josh Boiler, 15th place at 17:01 in the 3.1 miles course.

The Trojans were led by Patrick Irwin, 15th at 17:12; Alex Merry, 17th at 17:15 and Colin Pilcher, 18th at 17:15.

“Our boys also put in a strong team effort,” Oak Ridge head coach Fairley said. “Sheldon and Jesuit have very strong varsity boys teams, so it was great to see our boys race well against them.”

In the girls races that was also 3.1 miles, Oak Ridge took fifth place with an 85, and Ponderosa sixth at 148 points.

Ponderosa’s Hannah O’Donnell took 12th place at 20:10. Oak Ridge’s Mikhayla Polivka was 15th at 20:15.

“Mikhayla did a great job leading the pack of girls to the finish line,” Fairley said.

Ponderosa head coach Karen Norwood added, “Hannah has been doing great. We’re seeing her really blossom. I’ve been real pleased with everyone,”

Oak Ridge took second place as a team in the frosh/soph boys meet that was 2.2 miles.Three local runners placed third through fifth: Ponderosa’s Shane Marshall (12:02), Oak Ridge’s Luke Bricca (12:03) and teammate Austin Streetman (12:07).

Ponderosa was second in the frosh/soph girls race. Claire Hoffman took second place for Ponderosa with at time of 14:11, also in the 2.2-mile race. Oak Ridge’s Katie Sanfelice was 23rd at 16:15.

Listed below are the individual varsity results.

Boys
12-David Duncan, PHS, 16:48; 15. Josh Bolier, PHS, 17:01; 16-Patrick Irwin, OR, 17:12; 17-Alex Merry, OR 17:15; 18-Colin Pilcher, OR, 17:15; 24-Jordan Hordesky, OR, 17:35; 26-Brett Ford, OR, 17:36; 28-TJ Holloway, PHS, 17:39; 30-Adrian Griffith, OR, 17:46; 31-Charles Hedin, PHS, 17:50; 33-Marcus Nunley, PHS, 17:54; 37-Josh Gladwell, OR, 18:07; 39-Pedro Lopez, PHS, 18:12; 41-Garrett Bardini, OR, 18:17; 42-Gavin Tan, PHS, 18:27; 53-Christopher Buckley, OR 19:16; 54-Ian Feekes, OR, 19:17; 57-Bret McNamee, OR, 19:28; 59-Alex Johnson, PHS, 19:56; 63-Blake Tinney, PHS, 20:31; 70-Zach Closson, OR, 21:24; 72-Cameron Browne, PHS, 21:50.

Girls
12-Hannah O’Donnell, PHS, 20:10; 15-Mikhayla Polivka, OR, 20:15; 16-Briana Dulgar, OR, 20:16; 17-Maddie DeZordo, OR, 20:18; 18-Sarah Dolley, OR, 20:18; 19-Rachel Peterson, OR, 20:19; 22-Arial Hendrickson, OR, 20:29; 24-Brittany Anselmo, PHS, 20:46; 38-Allie Knobloch, PHS, 22:43; 42-Karina Kauffman, OR, 23:07; 44-Kayley Nagy, PHS, 23:26; 53-McKenna Dunn, PHS, 24:13; 54-Lauren Martinez, OR, 24:18; 55-Hannah Pawlek, OR, 24:23;  56-Sarah Reinhart, OR, 24:25; 57-Teagan Tomasello, PHS, 24:37; 61-Lauren Smith, PHS, 25:32; 65-Stephanie Orube, PHS, 25:59.

Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or [email protected] 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
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