NU boys run away with state finals berth
Matt Freitas took 10th place Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I cross country final to lead the Nevada Union’s boys to second place overall.
The Miners also earned a berth in the California Interscholastic Federation finals in Fresno Nov. 30.
Freitas finished the three-mile course with a time of 16 minutes, 46 seconds.
Oscar Uribe of Grace M. Davis (Modesto) took first place in 15:49.
NU’s boys finished with 70 points, 19 behind winner Grace M. Davis.
“I’m not only proud of the way they competed, but the way they carried themselves,” NU head coach Dan King said. “We’re recognized throughout the state as one of the top teams and they represented themselves that way.”
NU’s girls, who were led by Whitney Stephenson (19:49) in 13th place, finished one place out of qualifying for the state championships in third.
Davis won the girls team competition, 21 points ahead of the Lady Miners with 63 points.
Bear River’s boys took sixth in the Division III race with 151 points.
Nellie Giammona took 18th for Bear River’s girls with a time 20:08.
NU boys – Matt Freitas (10th, 16:46); Luke Ridens (11th, 16:47); Trevor Robertson (13th, 16:58); Mike McClure (17th, 17:05); Brian Dell (23rd, 17:19); Troy Putman (24th, 17:20); Patrick Lane (25th, 17:20).
NU girls – Whitney Stephenson (13th, 19:49); Randi Fairweather (21st, 20:23); Hanna Brown (23rd, 20:34); Shannon Lingo (24th, 20:34); Shannon Buckley (25th, 20:35); Caitlin Schultheiss (26th, 20:40); Shawnee Putman (41st, 21:36.).
BR boys – Pat Lohse (33rd, 18:15); Joe Rohm (35th, 18:19); Greg Rhodes (40th, 18:35); Aaron Raynesford (43rd, 18:44); Jon Zisko (44th, 18:46); Zeke Giammona (46th, 18:52).
BR girls-Nellie Giammona (18th, 20:08).
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