PREP CROSS COUNTRY : Miners impress during busy week on the trails |

PREP CROSS COUNTRY : Miners impress during busy week on the trails

Nevada Union cross country runner Anya Cooper-Hynell competes at the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento Saturday.
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Nevada Union harriers had a busy week, starting Wednesday with their second Sierra Foothill League meet hosted by NU, and topping it off down the hill Saturday in Sacramento at the Capital Cross Challenge.

Impressive runs and personal records were set by several Miners Saturday, with the boys coming in fourth out of 15 teams, and the girls coming in sixth out of 29.

On the boy’s side, sophomore Garrett Gough had a spectacular near photo finish settling for second with a time of 15 minutes, 52.6 seconds, finishing behind Logan Dodge of Whitney who took first with a time of 15:52.5. Rounding out the team of scorers were Decker Krogh in 19th at 16:57, Josh Ross 21st at 17:13, Davis Olsen 28th at 17:31, and Wyatt Gough 43rd at 17:49. Also running and assisting in team placing were Cameron Richards with a time of 18:05 and Cayden Hennessey at 19:31. There were 162 varsity boys looping the 5K course.

In girls 5K action, junior Anya Cooper-Hynell led the Miners finishing 13th with a time of 19:17 out of 286 runners. Isabella Fauria of St. Francis took the win with a time of 17:33. Also scoring for NU were Sherianne Greene in 16th at 19:33, Claire Berman in 24th at 20:06, McKenna Berman at 20:46, and Lylli Davidson at 23:39.

At Wednesday’s SFL meet on the hilly NU course, the top NU finisher was Cooper-Hynell with a fourth place finish in the 3 mile varsity girls race, followed by Greene with 20:20, and Erika Wolf at 21:07. Maddy Denner of Oak Ridge was first with a time of 19:04. Woodcreek took the team win, while NU was fourth.

Krogh led the NU boys varsity on this day with a 10th place finish in a time of 17:26, followed by Garrett Gough in 13th with a time of 17:38, and Ross at 18:28. Luke Bricca of Oak Ridge crossed the line first in a time of 16:23. Rocklin took the team win, while NU was fifth.

In junior varsity action, the NU boys took third behind Rocklin’s win. NU’s Wyatt Gough was 10th with a time of 12:28 on the 2-mile course behind Shane Burton of Rocklin with a time of 11:36. Tynan Douros was the next NU harrier with a time of 12:41, followed by Cole Barton at 12:43, and Riley Cotton at 12:58.

NU’s JV girls were fourth behind Granite Bay’s win. Syenna Velasquez led the squad with a 10th place finish in 14:54, followed by Hanna Tiffany 12th with 14:58, and Davidson and Jenna Gilbert tied with 15:47. Mia Taylor of Granite Bay won in a time of 13:47.

Next up are Sierra Foothill League Championships October 28 in Rocklin.

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