Prep Roundup: Migliozzi sets PR, finishes 6th at state |

Prep Roundup: Migliozzi sets PR, finishes 6th at state

Garrett Migliozzi runs amongst the masses, Saturday at the CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park, Fresno. He can be seen near the front of the pack in the third row (toward the left side). Migliozzi would go on to finish in sixth place in D-I and 15th overall, with a time of 15:19.

CIF-State Division-I Boys 5k results

1 Tal Braude SR Torrey Pines 15:02

2 Estavan De La Rosa SR Arcadia 15:03

3 Blake Haney SR Stockdal 15:09

4 Blair Hurlock SR De La Salle 15:11

5 Phillip Rocha SO Arcadia 15:18

6 Garrett Migliozzi SR Nevada Union 15:19

7 Eduardo Herrera SO Madera South 15:21

8 Abdul Hamid SR Sheldon 15:23

9 Benjamin Gonzalez JR Warren 15:25

10Branden Randall JR Roosevelt 15:27

Nevada Union’s Garrett Migliozzi accomplished exactly what he set out to do Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, finishing sixth in the CIF State D-I Varsity Boys 5k race with a new personal record time of 15 minutes, 19 seconds.

Out of the 969 runners competing through all divisions, the state’s No. 10 ranked runner was 15th overall, beating his previous time of 15:24 by five seconds. The athletes were very eager to get things rolling and were called back after a false start. Of the 194 finishers in D-I, Migliozzi exceeded his No. 10 ranking by bringing home the sixth place medal against other top runners in California. He surpassed several athletes who had been ranked ahead of him before the race, including No. 4 Steve Correa, No. 6 Robert Brandt, No. 8 Ben Gonzalez and No. 9 Gabe Collison. The senior’s prediction for this year’s State meet was also spot on, as last year’s best mark of 15:05 was eclipsed by 3.1 seconds. The winner for D-1 was Tal Braude of Torrey Pines (San Diego), who had previously shared the No. 1 ranking with Blake Haney. Braude crossed the line in 15:02, claiming second overall as he was edged out by D-III runner Aidan Goltra of Campolindo, who defeated him by .1 second. Haney of Stockdale (Bakersfield) took third (15:09).

The sixth-place finish wraps up an impressive season for Migliozzi, who will likely improve in the overall rankings as his focus now shifts toward NU track and field.

Bear River cross country finishes strong at sections

Bear river took three athletes to the sectionals meet Nov. 16, and all of them gave a valiant effort and posted respectable times.

Senior Sierra Mitchell ran the Division-IV varsity girls race and placed 10th with a time of 20:47, which is a personal record for this course, beating her previous time by 25 seconds. Despite an impressive season, Mitchell missed a qualifying place by nine seconds for a heartbreaking end to the season for this Lady Bruin.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Sierra and her efforts this season,” coach Della Mitchell said in an email. “She has shown great leadership, dedication and improvement throughout the season!”

Also running at the Section meet was Sophomore Patrick Gillis, who placed fourth in the 3400-meter D-IV sophomore boys race with a time of 12:31. Freshman Viviana Chavez, who ran the 3400-meter frosh/soph girls D-III/IV/V race, placed second with a time of 14:02.

“ Both Patrick and Viviana ran exceptionally well this season and I look forward to seeing what they can do in the future,” added Mitchell.

— Submitted to The Union

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