Local cross-country teams are sending 22 runners, including full teams from Millennium High and the top girls from Tracy and Kimball high schools, to the Sac-Joaquin Section championship meet Saturday, Nov. 16, in Folsom.
Runners qualified for section-level competition at the SJS subsection meet Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp.
The top 10 varsity teams from each of the section’s five divisions qualified for the section meet. Also qualifying as at-large entries are the 10 fastest individuals whose teams did not advance. Junior varsity and freshman-sophomore divisions take six teams and 10 at-large individuals.
Millennium High will send its full varsity girls and boys cross-country teams to the SJS championship meet.
Millennium’s varsity girls team placed third out of seven teams in Division V. Leading the way for the Falcons was senior Anneliese Bradley, whose time of 23 minutes, 4 seconds on the 5K course put her in fifth place overall out of 73 runners.
The team also includes freshman Valeria Diaz (24:20), junior Sereno Cho (24:42), sophomore Priyana Patel (25:08), freshman Emme Snarr (25:53), junior Estevania Torres (26:11) and freshman Mae Sandhu (26.29).
Millennium High’s varsity boys placed sixth out of 10 teams. Freshman Steven Blackwell (20:10) led the Falcons, placing 26th overall out of 87 runners.
The Falcon team also included sophomores Josh Harrison (20:41) and Eddie Diaz (21:07), senior Spencer Blackwell (21:42), freshman Paolo De Los Santos (21:59), sophomore J.T. Amador (22:07) and senior Paul Cardenas (24:00).
Also advancing from the Millennium team are three competitors in the Division V freshman boys race: Andrew Priela-Soto (13:58), who placed third out of nine runners, Talon Waters (15:06, fifth place) and Jude Suguitan (16:39, ninth place).
Kimball senior Francesca Loayza (20:18) placed ninth overall among 147 runners in the Division I varsity girls 5K race and will compete Saturday in Folsom. Kimball did not have a full varsity girls team.
Also moving on to the section championship in the Division I freshman boys 2-mile race is Kimball’s Chandler Geha (12:26), who placed seventh overall out of 90 runners.
Kimball sent a full varsity boys team to subsections, which placed 20th out of 24 schools. The leading runner for the team, junior Fernando Carrasco (18:48), placed 68th out of 162 runners and was 27 seconds shy of qualifying for the section meet as an at-large entry.
Tracy High senior Ellie Fisher (22:18) advances after placing 58th overall out of 144 runners in the varsity girls Division II subsection race.
The Bulldog girls placed 17th out of 19 teams, just behind 16th-place West High. West sophomore Julia Flohr (22:45) missed qualifying for the section meet by 27 seconds.
Tracy’s varsity boys placed 15th out of 24 teams in Division II, and West placed 17th. West junior Geoffrey Weseman (17:45) finished in 59th place overall out of 153 runners, and was 7 seconds from qualifying for the section meet. Tracy’s fastest runner was senior Alfonso Gonzalez (18:22), who finished in 78th place.
Also advancing to the section meet in the Division II sophomore boys 2-mile race is Tracy sophomore Jacob Spencer (12:13), who placed 22nd overall among 143 runners. Tracy freshman Mo Harrison (12:33) placed 10th overall out of 115 runners in the Division II freshman boys 2-mile race and will also run at sections.
Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.