Carson cross country strong at Grass Valley meet

Appeal Staff Report

The Carson High School boys and girls cross country teams had another strong effort at a high-powered meet in California.

The CHS boys took eighth and the girls teams were sixth overall at the Nevada Union meet on Saturday in Grass Valley. The meet featured some of top teams from California and Northern Nevada. Reno's boys won the meet and look to be one of the favorites if not the favorite to win the NIAA Class 4A state championship.

"To be the state champion you're going to have to beat Reno," Carson coach Pete Sinnott said.

Galena finished fifth overall. Defending NIAA 4A state champion Bryan Tibaduiza of Galena took third overall.

Carson's eighth-place finish was impressive since the team wasn't at full strength. Nick Schlager didn't run because of a sore foot and Richard Shroy ran with sore shins.

Shroy still finished 20th, covering the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 19 seconds. Logan Philippi took 22nd, lowering his time from last year by 28 seconds as he finished in 17:52.

Brent Moyle finished in 18:10, lowering his time by 53 seconds, Zach Mapes finished in 18:30, Evan Richards lowered his time by 25 seconds in finishing in 18:38, David McMasters lowered his time by 20 seconds in finishing in 18:45 and Brandon Bournacorsi lowered his time by 1 minute, 38 seconds, finishing in 18:54.

"Overall the boys had a real strong meet," Sinnott said.

For the girls, Yvonne Hollett was affected by the heat and was in fifth near the end before settling for 15th.

"She just went out a little too fast for a hot day," Sinnott said.

Amanda Gordon lowered her time by 1:33 in finishing 18th, Jenny Mital was 23rd in 20:34, freshman Erica Sosa finished in 23:59 and Haley Ward finished in 23:47.

For the junior varsity boys Josh Van Sickle was 25th, Joe Ward was 34th, lowering his time by 1:51 in finishing in 20:52, Noel Lopez lowered his time by 1:28 in finishing in 21:17, Ricky Urgarte finished in 21:48, Jonathan Lanuza lowered his time by 1:04, finishing in 22:36, Victor Favero finished in 22:36, Brandon O'Keefe lowered his time by 1:51, finishing in 23:15, Justice Kemp finished in 24:04, Miguel Hernandez finished n 24:06, James Levins finished in 24:07 and Jonathan Morales finished in 24:08.

The JV boys took sixth out of 14 teams and were the top Nevada team in the event.

For the JV girls, Ashley Salcedo finished in 27:48, Katie Ogburn finished in 28:23 and Darcy Clark finished in 28:43.

"Everybody ran hard," Sinnott said. "Everybody ran good races. We had a lot of improvement in times."

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