Wave cross country team travels west | NevadaAppeal.com

Wave cross country team travels west

Mike Sciandra
Tristen Thomson, center, as the runners funnel at the beginning of the first leg. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUMMER THOMSON

Both the boys and girls varsity cross country teams from Churchill County High School traveled to Folsom, Calif., to compete in the Bella Vista Invitational on Saturday.

There were over 289 high schools, and 2,400 athletes competing. This course is considered one of the more difficult courses in California due to a series of hills and rocky terrain. The boys competed in the Small School Division placing as a team, 10th out of 30 teams. They were lead by Tristen Thomson, who placed eighth out of 245 runners with a time of 16:38.

This places Thomson No. 2 in Northern Nevada, and No.4 in the State of Nevada. This was the second time for Thomson to run this course, and he improved his time by 38 seconds.

Thomson earned this ranking after defeating 238 runners from bigger schools throughout Nevada and California.

Other finishers were Ethan Smith, placed 73 (18:29), Devyn Fredericks, 75 (18:31 personal record), Kapili Gleason 78 (18:33 pr), Isaiah Williams 116 (19:22 pr), Trae Thomson 129 (19:4 pr), and Michael Anderson 159 (20:14 pr).

The Girls Varsity Team finished 14 out of 19 teams in the Small School Division. The girls were lead by Brynlee Shultswho finished 56 out of 185 athletes with a time of 21:57(pr). Following was Chloe Overlie 76 (22:33pr), Diana Martinez 83 (22:51 pr), Jordyn Rogers 111 (23:57, and Amanda Pursley, 140 (25:10).

The Fallon Greenwave Cross Country team also sent a team to the Sparks Invitational at San Rafael Park on Friday. The girls were lead by Shelby Hickox with a time of 24:05 (pr).

The team will take a week off to prepare for the upcoming Regionals on Oct. 31 at San Rafael in Reno. The top seven boys and the top seven girls will advance to state, which will be hosted in the North this year at San Rafael Park.