Local roundup: Miners run down fifth place at SFL meet
Nevada Union’s cross country teams competed in the second Sierra Foothill League meet of the season Wednesday at Sierra College in Rocklin.
Woodcreek continued to dominate in both the boys and girls varsity races, while Nevada Uniion placed fifth in each of those races on the 5K course. Wednesday marked the first time this year that NU put a complete varsity girls team on the starting line.
The Miners girls team was paced by a 10th place finish by Emma Ussat in 21 minutes, 20 seconds. Laura Rodrigues (23:02) placed 31st, Sara Marshall (23:04) was 32nd, Erinn Ramirez (23:35) in 39th and Malin Husefest (23:38) in 40th. Peggy McBride-Henslee took 50th place, Anina Lawrence 51st and Kendra Green 53rd.
NU’s varsity boys were led for the first time by Tyler Welden in 17th place in 18:35, Chris Greiner (19:17) was 30th, Scott Valentine (19:27) 33rd, Thomas McAtee (19:29) 34th and Travis Randall (19:37) 37th. Brian Bach finished 50th, Craig Donohoe 51st, Chris Humphries 59th, Ben Wood 60th, Elias Mote 66th and Nicholas Primrose 68th.
The Frosh/Soph boys placed sixth, while Oakmont won the meet. Sean McGee was the top finisher for NU in 14th place in 12:50. Ryan Kalb was 18th in 12:58, Sam Asher 21st in 13:05 and Joey Rodrigues 33rd in 13:37. DeGrey Christiansen finished 42, Dark Tanner 43rd, Michael Habeeb 49th, Brett Boger 54th and Ethan Stauts 55th.
Nevada Union will compete in the Clovis Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Forest Lake Christian 3, Foresthill 1
Caitlin Hanson and Bethany Huusfeldt each had five kills to help lead Forest Lake Christian over Foresthill Tuesday night.
Jen Menary added 21 assists as the FLC setter and also served up six aces for the Falcons. Hanson had four aces and Theresa Reed had three, while Morghan Pomeroy and Lindsey Engbrecht each had two.
Huusfeldt also had six digs, while Tasha Haddad had five digs for FLC.
Forest Lake Christian travels to Vacaville Christian Friday.
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