NU runs down top-10 finishes at Del Oro invite |

NU runs down top-10 finishes at Del Oro invite

Nearly 500 runners converged in Loomis for the Del Oro Invitational, the traditional season opener for the NU Miners cross country team. NU made a strong showing, despite the heat with girls varsity taking fifth place out of 11 teams, as well as four individual finishes in the top 10 in their respective races, and many course personal records.

In girls varsity action, junior Nora Pizzella garnered a third-place finish with a time of 15 minutes, 41 seconds, just 8 seconds behind the winner, Angela DiPentino of Woodcreek. Sophomore Erika Wolf was barely edged out of sixth, finishing seventh with a time of 16:23, while Joy Castro-Wehr came in at 17:29 finishing 22nd out of 133 runners. Additional Miners making up the varsity squad for this meet were Amber van Hecke (19:48), Felicia van Hecke (19:48), Kristina Cena (20:16), and Daphne Tillotson (25:55).

In boys varsity action, Paul Zeiss of Granite Bay ran away with the win in a time of 12:29, 33 seconds ahead of the pack, 150 runners in all. NU’s Max Arnds, a senior was the top Miner finishing in 14:32, followed by Josh Harris with 14:50, Colby Scanlon with 15:57, Roy Asher with 16:08, and Nick Pastre with 16:25.

The Miners frosh/soph squads also contributed to the top ten individual finishes with freshman Ben Fogiel taking third out of 127 runners with an impressive time of 14:32, while freshman Anya Cooper-Hynell came in seventh with 17:35.

Additional frosh boys running were Myles Montgomery with 17:19, Callan Warner (17:23), Josh Ross (17:51), Everett Noel (20:33) and Cyrus Sweet (25:43). Frosh girls also included Alyssa Yonenaka (19:01), Claire Berman (19:36), McKenna Berman (20:18), and Sara Thomas with 23:07.

Miners host the NU Invitational Sept. 13 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday

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