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Migliozzi wins big, 7 Miners medal

Nevada Union's Garrett Migliozzi took first place in Sac-Joaquin Section Division-I cross country championships at Willow Hills Reservoir in Folsom.
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While Davis Sr. High School dominated many of the races with individual and team wins, Nevada Union senior Garret Migliozzi once again made his mark by winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-I varsity race with a huge 28-second lead.

Migliozzi completed the 5K course at Willow Hills Reservoir, Folsom, in 15 minutes and 33 seconds, the fastest time of the day in all division, and currently the third all-time fastest finish on the course.

Second across the line was Abdul Hamid from Sheldon with 16:01. Migliozzi is the lone Miner to head Nov. 30 to the CIF state championship meet in Clovis.

The varsity girls, vying for a team spot at the state meet, missed their mark but accomplished several personal records, earning three medals and just missing sending two runners to state by the narrowest of margins. Medaling were sophomore Nora Pizella, finishing 13th out of 75 with a time of 19:51, freshman Erika Wolf, 14th with 19:53, and junior Kristina Martinez, 21st with 20:09.

Fellow varsity girls running in Folsom were Karina Martinez (20:34), Kali Arvidson (21:11) and Joy Castro-Wehr (21:26). Placing first and setting a new course record was Davis Sr. running phenom Fionna O’Keeffe (sophomore) who completed the course in an astounding 17:20.

Sophomore Devon Cloud medaled for NU in the junior varsity boys race, finishing eighth with a time of 18:00.

While in the girls junior varsity, junior Mikaela Hawkins medaled with a ninth-place finish and a time of 21:34.

Also competing were Marina McKenzie (23:06), Holly Harrison (23:14), Amber Van Hecke (23:26), Maddie Campbell (24:52), Kelly Rutherford (25:58) and Felicia Van Hecke (26:15). Claire Dicker from Davis Sr. finished first in the girls junior varsity race with a time of 20:11.

On the 2-mile course, sophomores Colby Scanlon finished with a time of 13:05, and Josh Harris with 13:15.

Frosh/soph Lady Miner Alyse Perdue medaled, finishing second with a time of 13:30.

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