Prep Roundup: Mitchell finishes No. 1 in first PVL meet of the season |

Prep Roundup: Mitchell finishes No. 1 in first PVL meet of the season

Breanne Mitchell kept up the fast pace she showed in last weekend’s Nevada Union Invitational as the senior sped to first place in Wednesday’s first Pioneer Valley League meet of the season at Renfree Park in Sacramento.

Mitchell ran at time of 17 minutes, 51.06 seconds for the win, while Seaera Moe ran a 19:31 for fifth place and Harla Moe took 10th in 20:06.

Elizabeth Boyer ran to 21st (21:49), Savannah Welz 29th (23:36) and Sierra Mitchell 34th (25:01). Shannon Scott clocked a 26:08 for 37th in her first run of the season.

Mitchell’s win followed up on her second place run in 19:34 at Saturday’s Nevada Union Invitational. Harla Moe took 12th place at the NU Invite, while Liz Boyer – improving on her 2009 time by three minutes – finished 14th.

In Wednesday’s PVL meet, the Bruin varsity boys team was led by Jordan Halleib’s (17:24) 14th place finish. Alex Coffman placed 17th in 17:45, Gerry Williams took 28th place in 18:55; Eric LaPlante finished 29th in 18:59 and Jason Stanley placed 37th in 20:07.

Halleib also had a strong run Saturday, finishing 11th, while LaPlante was 21st.

This Saturday, the Bruins will compete in the Stanford Invitational.

Led by Simon Lambert’s run to fourth place in 16:49, Nevada Union’s varsity boys took second place overall at the NU Asics Invitational on Saturday.

Dominic Castro-Wehr finished 10th in 17:20. Thomas McAtee took 12th (17:30), while Sam Asher was 21st (17:46), Parker Scanlon 23rd (18:08), Joey Rodrigues 28th (18:22) and Kael Newton 34th (18:31).

NU’s junior varsity boys took third place, led by top 10 finishes from Peter Roediger (first place in 18:26), Walkere Davis (fifth) and John Lawson (seventh). David French took ninth place in the frosh-soph boys race and Robert Sekerak was 11th.

On the girls side, NU also took second place. Sara Marshall ran to 17th place in 21:22. Lauren Arnett was 19th (21:34), Jessica Boutte 35th (22:24), Peggy McBride-Henslee 47th (22:59) and Annie Creasey 56th (23:58).

NU’s JV girls also finished second, led by Holly Voboril’s second-place run in 22:40. Brooke Robinson took 10th place and Lizzette Gutierrez was 13th. Rachel Brink’s first-place run in the frosh-soph race helped NU to take second place in that division as well. Kali Arvidson finished eighth.

Bear River’s junior varsity girls volleyball team won the Carmichael Invitational on Saturday, going 6-0 on the day and improving 11-1 on the season.

Bear River beat Woodland, Bradshaw Christian, Casa Roble and River City in pool play, followed by wins over Elk Grove in the semifinals and Hilmar (25-14) in the championship game.

Freshman Kirsten Pereira and sophomore Amanda Clark each had 20 kills in the tournament, while sophomore Sarah Hagar had 15 kills. The Bruins also got strong play from libero Cheyenne Gosalvez.

Coaches may submit game reports by contacting The Union via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240. Deadline is 10 p.m. daily.

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