CROSS COUNTRY: Nevada Union, Forest Lake Christian fare well at Sac-Joaquin Section Championships |

CROSS COUNTRY: Nevada Union, Forest Lake Christian fare well at Sac-Joaquin Section Championships

Nevada Union’s girls cross country team had a strong showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship meet, taking fifth place as a team in Division II at the Willow Hills course in Folsom, Saturday.

Leading the Lady Miners was senior Nora Pizzella, who placed sixth in the D-II girls race with a time of 18 minutes, 58 seconds. Pizzella’s effort earned her a bid to the CIF State Championships set for Nov. 28.

Del Campo’s Kathryn Loken took first place in the D-II race with a time of 18:36. Sofia Castiglioni, of Davis High School, was the fastest in any division with a time of 18:22.

Nevada Union’s Anya Cooper-Hall earned a medal in the D-II race with a 15th place finish at 19:40, Joy Castro-Wehr placed 24th at 20:22, and Erika Wolf earned 28th place at 20:43. Also competing for the NU girls was Claire Berman (22:37), Elle Horwath (24:11) and McKenna Berman (24:40).

In the freshman boys race the NU freshman medaled with a second place team finish in D-II. In the top-10 was Garret Gough in second place at 11:52, and Decker Krough at 12:00.

In the final race, the sophomore boys race, NU concluded the day in decisive fashion.

With only two NU runners in the race, NU’s Ben Fogiel crushed the competition finishing in first at 11:21.

Forest Lake Christian places third among DV teams

The Lady Falcons cross country team earned third as a team in the D-V race at Willow Hills, Saturday.

Leading Forest Lake Christian in the D-V race was Renee Taylor in 11th with a time of 23:33, Emily Negus in 13th with a time of 23:47, and Lindsay Stawser with a 25th place finish at 24:53.

Also competing for the Lady Falcons was Angelika Roybal (25:16), Anna Woodhall (25:46), Autumn Nootbar (26:20) and Ruthie Tracy (28:02).

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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