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Local Roundup: X-country runners shine over weekend

It was a long weekend of cross country for Nevada County schools and some runners came up big for their schools.

Nevada Union’s cross country team finished 17th out of a field of 24 teams in the tough Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno.

NU’s top finisher was Scott Valentine, who took in a time of 17 minutes, 18.66 seconds in the 5-kilometer event for 59th place. Chris Greiner finished in 66th place with a time of 17:23.85. Travis Randall finished 85th and Tyler Welden finished 99th.

The girls varsity team was led by Laura Rodrigues who finished 77th in 20:55. She was followed by Malin Husefest in 105th place with 21:42.

The girls freshmen and sophomore team had a much higher standing collectively, finishing in seventh place overall with Ema Ussat claiming second place in the race in 19:35. Sara Marshall took 26th place in 20:55 and Erinn Ramirez took 40th.

The boys freshmen and girls sophomore team finished 18th in their event. Thomas McAtee led the team with an 18:28 showing for 81st place.

In Marysville, Bear River and Forest Lake Christian’s country teams managed to run away from the competition.

Austin Violette, of FLC, took first in the Marysville High School Invitational freshmen/sophomore division. David Giroux, of Bear River, took second in 13:02.

Denise Julian, a Bear River freshman running in the varsity event, took second place (22:03) while her sophomore teammate took third (22:05).


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