PREP CROSS COUNTRY: NU’s Gough triumphant at Oakmont Invitational |

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: NU’s Gough triumphant at Oakmont Invitational

Nevada Union's Garrett Gough took the lead in the first mile and never looked back, winning the varsity boys 4K race at the Oakmont Invitational with a time of 12 minutes, 18 seconds.
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In Nevada Union’s first cross country race of the season, junior Garrett Gough earned a decisive win against 188 other varsity runners at the season-opening Oakmont Invitational.

Gough took the lead in the first mile and never relinquished, winning by 16 seconds with a time of 12 minutes, 18 seconds on the 4K course.

Following Gough was teammate Decker Krogh, finishing in a medal position of 22nd place with a time of 13:01. Wyatt Gough (14:16) placed 74th, Cayden Hennessey (14:34) in 84th place, and Tynan Douros (15:06) in 110th place. NU’s varsity boys placed ninth out of 24 teams.

Leading the Nevada Union varsity girls in a field 142 runners was junior Sheriane Greene, in a medal finish position of 24th with a time of 16:03, followed closely by senior teammate Sophia Lehmer, who clocked a time of 16:17 and finished 32nd. Senior Sydney Vandergrift of St. Francis won with a time of 14:25 out of the 24 high school teams.

In the boys freshman/sophomore race, the top NU finisher was freshman Antonio Valenti in a time of 14:08 in 15th place, followed by the other top five scorers: Travis Selby (14:19) in 21st, Ryan Morgan (15:04) in 47th, Cole Barton (15:22) in 69th and Skylar Mims (15:24) finishing in 72nd. Sophomore Ethan Dodge of Whitney clocked a time of 12:59 to finish first out of the 287 runners. NU’s freshman/sophomore team finished ninth out of 21 teams.

In the girls freshman/sophomore race, NU’s Mackenzie Morgan and Sephora Wonton had a strong showings against the other 120 runners, placing 32nd and 33rd in 17:33 and 17:36, respectively. Freshman Anna Vogtmann of Vista Del Lago blazed the course in a blistering time of 15:12.

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

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