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Leaders of the pack

The host Nevada Union varsity cross country program flexed its collective muscle during the Metro Conference Meet Wednesday.

NU’s boys placed three in the top-10 en route to 39 points and the team win.

Andrew Primrose led the way for the Miners over the three-mile course with a fourth-best time of 17 minutes, 25 seconds.

Miner teammate Sean Lane (17:51) took fifth. Dan Freitas (18:42) rounded out the hosts’ top-10 finishers in 10th.

Hiram Johhson’s Cristian Morinico won with a time of 16:40.

Yuba City was two points behind in second place. Granite Bay (57) was third, Kennedy (95) took fourth and Grant (145).

“I think the guys were elated with their performance,” Miner head girls coach Sara Freitas said. “They all put some (pretty good times together).”

NU’s Robin Carr (18:45) took 12th.

Cody Hood (18:57, 13th), Parker Brown (19:19, 17th), Zach Haas (19:21, 18th), Cole Pettit (19:45, 23rd), Jon Eytchison (20:13, 28th) and Sean Henry (20:30, 30th) also competed for the navy and gold.

For the girls, NU’s Shannon Lingo challenged for the individual title down the stretch, but came up just short.

Lingo (20:08) finished two seconds behind individual winner Granite Bay’s Caitlin Clark in second place.

“I’ve been looking forward to racing (Clark) because she’s beaten me the last two times we’ve raced,” Lingo said. “I thought I had a good chance to win today, but I came up a little short.”

Granite Bay’s girls won the team title with 41 points. NU was a point behind in second.

Kennedy (65) was third, Yuba City (83) took fourth and McClatchy (132) was fifth.

NU’s Shannon Buckley (21:44) and Lucie McKirdy (21:52) took seventh and eighth respectively.

Karly Powell (22:11, 12th), Caitlin Schultheiss (23:05, 13th), Liberty Herring (23:24, 18th), Melissa Cissney (24:47, 26th), Corrine Mead (26:10, 32nd), Christine Perkins (27:17, 37th), Maia Lipkin (27:21, 38th), Lanna Lewis (30:19, 45th) and Claire Fritzsch (31:09, 47th) also competed for the hosts.

Nevada Union won frosh/soph race in the boys division, as NU’s boys totaled 22 points, while Yuba City was second with 73. The Miners’ girls, who scored 54 points, took third place, behind Granite Bay and McClatchy, which tied for first with 48 points.

NU’s Stephen Sarantopoulos ran a 12:14 for first place. For the girls, Hannah Harrison was the Miners’ top finisher, taking second place 13:58.

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