PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Nevada Union’s Nora Pizzella wins SFL championship |

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Nevada Union’s Nora Pizzella wins SFL championship

With a warm fall day as a back drop, the Nevada Union cross country team ran its way to impressive results at the Sierra Foothill League championships held at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin, on Friday.

Leading the way was Nevada Union senior Nora Pizzella, who won the girls 5K varsity race with a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds to become the 2015 SFL girls champion.

Overall NU’s varsity girls team came in fourth in the seven squad lineup.

Breaking into the top 25 individually for Nevada Union was Ayna Cooper-Hynell, who placed 11th at 19:39, and Erika Wolf, who came in 21st with a time of 20:16.

In the frosh/soph girls race the Lady Miners earned a third place finish as a team with Jeralee Groves coming in second place with a time of 14:46 on the 2.2 mile course. Other finishers in the top 25 were Sheriane Greene in 10th place at 15:26, Lylli Davidson in 15th at 15:55, and Alyssa Yonanka in 22nd at 16:24.

On the boy’s side, in the frosh/soph race the boys duplicated the girls performance with a third place finish overall and a second place finish by Ben Fogiel with a time of 12:03. Among the top 25 finishers for NU were Decker Krogh and Garret Gough finishing seventh and eighth at 12:16 and 12:19 respectively, and Josh Ross was 25th at 13:15.

For the varsity boys, who were a man short of a complete team, Myles Montgomery and Colby Scanlon came in 28th and 29th at 17:37 and 17:42, and Josh Harris 35th with a time of 17:52.

Next up for NU cross country is Sub-Sections at The Calaveras County Fairgrounds Saturday.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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