Cross-country: Kimball wins four divisions at Wildfire Invitational
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Oct 12, 2012 | 1894 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kimball High’s runners took first place in the varsity girls and boys divisions at the Wildfire Invitational cross-country meet Saturday, Oct. 6, at Forestville High near Auburn.

Kimball’s varsity girls won Division 1-2-3, a two-team division, with a team score of 16, defeating Mira Loma (40).

The Jaguars claimed the top three places, with junior Francesca Loayza running the 5K course with a winning time of 19:59.

Chayah Sharma was second (21:24), Sophia Dalida placed third (22:00), and Kimball’s team also included Joanna Zhu (23:09), Rachel Johnson (24:40), and Cierra Ziller (28:26).

Kimball’s varsity boys won Division 1-2-3 with a team score of 23, beating the teams from Mira Loma (36) and Kennedy (70) high schools.

Kimball’s boys also had the top three finishes. Junior Kamryn Van Allen won the 5K race with a time of 18:17, Laurence Paulite placed second (18:24) and Roger Gomez was third (18:52). Rounding out Kimball’s team were Greg Dawson (19:02), Devin Patel (19:47), Simarjit Singh (19:58) and Christian Andrews (20:07).

Kimball’s freshman teams also placed first in their divisions.

Top Kimball runner among the freshman girls was Kayla Pereira, who placed second overall on the 2-mile course with a time of 14:19. Kimball’s team also included Dora Furtado (14:46), Julia Pagliaro (14:53), Jenny Charlesworth (17:42), Kyrie Celeste Daos (19:17) and Cerridwyn Graffhan (19:18).

Top runner for Kimball’s freshman boys was Joe Valerio, with a third-place time of 12:47. The Jaguar team also included Dylan Abrahamson (12:58), Joel Mejia (13:14), Asher Azama (16:17), Nikhil Pothuru (18:15) and Jack Li (20:56).

Kimball sophomore Fernando Carrasco placed third in the junior varsity boys 5K race with a time of 18:26. Kimball did not have enough runners for a team score. Also running were German Silva (20:15) and Connor Coker (22:08).

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