The Carson High boys and girls cross country team had another strong effort at the Douglas Invitational on Friday, a meet that is divided by classes.
Carson improved a great deal over last week's Twilight Invitational in Reno and many Senator runners also made tremendous improvement on their times from last year's Douglas meet. All of Northern Nevada's top teams competed at Douglas.
Among the top finishers for Carson was Richard Shroy, who took second in junior boys, finishing the 2.5-mile course in 13 minutes, 5 seconds, a 25-second improvement from last year's event. Sierra Lutheran's Wayne Meddles won the junior class.
Galena's boys won the other three classes. Byran Tibaduiza won the senior class, Tommy Sullivan won among freshmen and Brian Jordan won among sophomores.
Also for Carson's boys, Zach Mapes finished in 14:03 to finish fifth among seniors as he improved by a minute over last year's event. Nick Schlager finished fifth among juniors in 13:21, improving by more than a minute over last year's event.
Logan Philippi fiinished second among sophomores in 14:08. Right behind him was Evan Richards, who had an outstanding effort, lowering his time by almost two minutes from last year's event. Richards took sixth among sophomores in 14:23.
Brent Moyle also had an oustanding race among sophomores, finishing in 14:38, improving by 23 seconds over last year. Another sophomore who had an excellent event was Brandon Bournacorsi, who finished in 14:45, almost 2 1/2 minutes better than last year. Brandon O'Keefe also had nearly a three-minute improvement over last year.
Others for Carson include Andrew Richards (15:45), Josh Van Sickle (15:49), Joe Ward (16:32), Ricky Urgarti (16:43), Noel Lopez (16:46), Victor Faverro (16:49), Justice Kemp (17:23), Jonathan Lanuza (17:37), Jonathan Morales (18:15) and James Levins (19:04).
For Carson's girls, Jenny Mital finished second among seniors at 16:03. Junior Yvonne Hollett, running in her first race, finished second among juniors in 16:05.
Amanda Gordon improved by 1:11 over last year to take second among sophomores, finishing in 16:00. Also for Carson there was Laura Sosa (18:35), Katie Osburn (23:30), Haley Toupes (24:40), freshman Erica Sosa, who had a solid run of 18:12, Darcy Clark (21:21), Chelsea Gordon (19:03) and Ashley Salcedo (23:10).
"There was a lot of fast kids," said Carson coach Pete Sinnott about the meet. "Overall Carson had a really strong team performance in a lot of races. Both the boys and girls teams competed well. They all ran as hard as they could."