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CROSS COUNTRY: Forest Lake Christian claims 1st league title, next up section finals

The Forest Lake Christian girls cross country team won the Central Valley California League title and took third place at the Sac-Joaquin Section D-V meet. Next up for the FLC runners is the section finals.
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For the first time in school history, the Forest Lake Christian girls cross country team claimed the Central Valley California League championship.

Racing at Foresthill High School Oct. 28, six of the seven Lady Falcons runners set personal records to help the team earn the league title.

Leading FLC was senior Renee Taylor with a fourth-place finish in time of 22 minutes, 5 seconds on the 3-mile course. Senior Emily Negus placed fifth with a time of 22:19, junior Lindsay Strawser earned eighth place with a time of 22:38, sophomore Autumn Nootbar took 12th with a time of 23:37, senior Anna Woodhall placed 15th with a time of 24:58, freshmen Angelika Roybal placed 17th with a time of 25:01 and sophomore Ruthie Tracy rounded out the FLC runners in 22nd place with a time of 26:25.



In the boys junior varsity race, FLC runners Daniel Johnson and Austin Schmitt took the top two spots. Johnson was first with a time of 22:55, and Schmitt took second with a time of 25:46, a personal record.

At the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V races at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp Saturday, the FLC girls placed third out of 13 teams. The third place finish was good enough to earn the team a bid to the Sac-Joaquin Section finals Saturday in Folsom.




Taylor again led the Lady Falcons, placing ninth overall with a time of 23:17, and Nootbar also had a strong showing, placing 18th with a time of 24:12.

For the boys, Johnson earned an individual bid to the Sac-Joaquin Section finals sophomore race, after placing third in the Division V races.


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