Runners from West, Tracy and Millennium high school traveled to the Calaveras County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 21, to compete in the Bret Harte Frogtown Invitational cross country meet.
West’s varsity boys placed 15th out of 22 teams in the large school division with a score of 349. Tracy was 17th (396). Team winner was Sheldon of Sacramento (39), with Tracy’s San Joaquin Athletic Association rival Lincoln (63) finishing second.
Top local runner was Tracy High junior Evan Savage. He ran the 3-mile course in 17 minutes, 57 seconds, to place 31st out of 167 runners. His teammates were seniors Chris Garcia (18:52) and Andrew Canlas (19:26) and juniors Travis Roberts (21:27) and Christopherlee Baldoz (24:48).
West’s lead runner was freshman Zayed Zaman (18:49), followed by sophomores Simon Franco (19:06), Steele Langland (19:15) and Chad Hoyt (19:45) and junior Yuyavan Robles (19:49).
Millennium High’s varsity boys placed 15th out of 21 teams in the small schools division with a score of 356. Dixon High was the division champion (41) and Ripon was second (60). Sophomore Eddie Diaz was Millennium’s lead runner. He placed 48th out of 151 runners with a time of 19:28 on the 3-mile course. Also contributing to the Falcons’ score were senior Spencer Blackwell (19:44), sophomore Josh Harrison (20:20), sophomore J.T. Amador (20:41), and senior Paul Cardenas (21:46)
West High’s varsity girls placed 14th out of 17 schools. West sophomore Julia Flohr placed 17 out of 124 runners with a time of 21:14 on the 3 mile course. Also on the West team were senior Julie Schobey (23:02), juniors Casandra Vik (25:43) and Effie Nehoran (26:16) and senior Jessica Rassmusen (27:41).
Tracy did not have enough runners for a team score. Junior Kaitlin Spencer placed 22nd (21:38). Tracy’s runners also included junior Fanny Lopez (26:37) and senior Brenda Lopez (26:39).
Millennium High’s varsity girls placed sixth out of 13 teams in the small schools division. The Falcons had a team score of 166. Dixon placed first (59) and Amador was second (69).
Senior Anneliese Bradley led the Falcon team, running the 3-mile course in 22:51. Also contributing to the Falcons’ score were freshman Mae Sandhu (23:53), juniors Estefania Torres (24:05) and Serena Cho (24:54) and sophomore Priyana Patel (25:25).
Tracy vs. Lodi
Tracy’s cross country teams hosted the Lodi Flames on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Eagal Lakes, with the Bulldogs taking losses in both varsity divisions.
Lodi won the varsity boys match 23-36. Tracy junior Evan Savage was second overall with a time of 19 minutes, 8 seconds on the 5K course, and senior Alfonso Gonzalez was fourth (19:12). Also contributing to Tracy’s score were seniors Chris Garcia (19:36), Andrew Canlas (20:19) and Derek Paris (22:00).
Lodi’s varsity girls were all but two of the top seven runners to beat Tracy 23-32. Tracy junior Kaitlin Spencer placed second (21:41) and senior Ellie Fisher placed third (22:48). Rounding out Tracy’s score were seniors Kaeli Vierra (25:31), Brenda Lopez (26:53) and Ruth Alvarez (27:59).
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