Lady Bruins finish 2nd at PVL championships |

Lady Bruins finish 2nd at PVL championships

Bear River's Sierra Mitchell competes at the Pioneer Valley League cross country championships. Mitchell finihed second in the girls varsity race.
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Led by Sierra Mitchell’s second-place finish, the Bear River girls cross country team took second overall at Wednesday’s Pioneer Valley League championships.

Mitchell, a senior, finished the 3-mile race in 20 minutes and 23 seconds and was one of two Lady Bruins to earn an all-Pioneer Valley League honor.

The other Lady Bruin to grab all-league honors was freshman Viviana Chavez, who finished fifth in the girls race with a time of 20:52.

Other Bear River runners contributing to the team’s second-place finish were Jessica Meylor (11th, 22:17), Cecilia Malik (18th, 23:27), Olivia Kirks (34th), Taylor Autrey (38th), Olivia Scinto (44th) and Amanda Beardsley (52nd).

In the varsity boys race, Brandon Murphy was the Bruins’ top finisher with a 14th-place finish in a time of 18:13.

In the boys frosh/soph race, Bear River’s Patrick Gillis finished fifth, and Justin Dooley took 10th.

In the girls frosh/soph race, Lady Bruin Lauren Wegner placed eighth.

Bear River will compete in Angels Camp at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds No. 9 with the hopes of qualifying for the Sac Joaquin Section meet at Folsom High School Nov. 16.

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