runners qualify for district
The Nevada Union and Bear River cross country teams each turned in prime performances at the Sac-Joaquin Subsection meet in Angels Camp Saturday.
NU’s boys and girls each took fourth in the Division I team event to qualify for the section meet at Sierra College in Rocklin Saturday.
Bear River’s boys also qualified for the section meet with sixth overall finish in the Division III race.
“We worked our kids really hard last week, but our No.1 priorities are to bring home a section title and qualify for the state meet. We think if our kids (run to their potential) they can both make it to state,” NU head coach Dan King said.
Matt Freitas took 10th with a time of 16 minutes, 34 seconds to lead the way for NU’s boys.
Luke Ridens (15th, 16:46), Patrick Lane (28th, 17:11), Trevor Robertson (29th, 17:13) and Brian Dell (33rd, 17:17) round out NU’s top boys finishers.
For the Lady Miners, Whitney Stephenson took 12th with time of 19:32.
Shannon Lingo (17th, 20:02), Randi Fairweather (24th, 20:25) and Shannon Buckley (31st, 20:55) also ran strongly.
Bear River’s Shawn Lawrence posted a time of 17:17 to take 18th in the boys Division III race.
Pat Lohse (33rd, 17:51), Greg Rhodes (39th, 18:00) and Joe Rohm (49th, 18:27) also ran well for the Bruins.
Nellie Giammona was the sole Lady Bruin to qualify for the section meet.
The junior took 19th with a time of 19:58. NU won the girls junior varsity event.
NU BOYS SOCCER
The Nevada Union boys soccer team pushed host Vintage of Napa to the limit in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I first round matchup, but fell 1-0 in overtime Saturday.
The Miners, which earned it first-ever playoff berth this season, kept the high-powered Crushers offense in check for most of the game, before falling late.
NU goalkeeper Cody Bielen finished with nine saves.
NU WATER POLO
The Nevada Union boys and girls water polo teams each came up short in their Sac-Joaquin Section first round matches in Modesto.
NU’s Quincy Van Vleck scored twice, but it wasn’t enough in an 11-2 loss to Lodi Friday.
Ian Hicks had 11 saves. Mathew Haas finished with seven steals.
Kayleigh Knight, Sam Stowe and Claire Thomson scored a goal each in the Lady Miners 5-3 loss to Lincoln.
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