Cross-Country: Kimball third at league finals
by Bob Brownne
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Kimball High’s varsity girls finished the Valley Oak League in third place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Kimball’s varsity boys finished fourth in the VOL.

The Jaguars competed against their league rivals in the VOL championship meet at Frogtown at the Calaveras Country Fairgrounds in Angels Camp.

The Jaguars’ team score (75) and average time of 22:54 put them behind first-place Manteca (39), which averaged 21:49, and second-place Sierra (48).

Leading the Kimball girls was junior Francesca Loayza. She ran the 5K course in 20:00 to take third place overall in the VOL.

Kimball senior Anna Carrasco finished sixth overall (21:34).

Kimball’s varsity boys finished in fourth place overall with a team score of 92 and an average time of 18:33. Sierra was first (35) with an average time of 17:36, Manteca (35) was second with an average time of 17:42, and Sonora was third (90). Kimball came in ahead of Lathrop (165), Oakdale (167), Weston Ranch (180) and East Union (221).

Senior Rigo Carrasco led the Jaguar boys with a time of 18:18 and placed 14th overall. Rounding out Kimball’s score were team members Kamryn Van Allen (18:21), Laurence Paulite (18:26), Fernando Carrasco (18:31), Roger Gomez (19:06), Greg Dawson (19:38), and Devin Patel (20:21).



Mountain Valley League-Central California Athletic Alliance

Millennium High’s girls cross-country team placed first in the combined Mountain Valley League-Central California Athletic Alliance meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Eagal Lakes in Tracy.

The Falcons, with a team score of 23, came in ahead of Elliot Christian (38) and Tioga, which did not have a full team.

Millennium junior Anneliese Bradley placed first in the 5K race with a time of 22:58. Also contributing to the Falcons’ win were Priyana Patel (25:01), Serena Cho (25:18), Estefania Torres (27:36), Gianna Oliveri (28:58), Virginia Xuereb (29:45) and Marissa Walten (32:00).

Millennium’s varsity boys finished third with a team score of 53, behind Tioga (39) and Sierra Ridge-Rite of Passage (52) and ahead of Elliot Christian (94) and Big Valley Christian (107).

Top runners for the Falcons were freshman Daniel Scahill in seventh place (20:11), sophomore Donoban Salina in eighth (20:20) and junior Spencer Blackwell in ninth (20:29). The Falcons’ Jesse Castro (21:03), J.T. Amador (21:10), Paul Cardenas (22:31), and Jude Ocampo (22:55) contributed to the team finish.



Kimball at Mount SAC Invitational

Jaguar runners faced the top competition of the western U.S. as 23,000 runners gathered at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, east of Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Mount SAC Invitational organizers bill their event as the world’s largest cross-country competition in the world, with 129 races in two days of high school competition on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20. It also included 24 races for middle school and community college runners on Oct. 12.

The Kimball varsity girls placed 10th in their Division 2 race, one of five races in the division held on Saturday. Junior Francesca Loayza placed 16th out of 160 runners in her race with a time of 19:39 on the three-mile course. Rounding out the Kimball team were Chayah Sharma (20:42), Anna Carrasco (20:49), Sophia Dalida (21:08), Joanna Zhu (22:54) and Jemy Castro (23:53).

Kimball’s varsity boys placed 15th out of 16 teams in their event, one of six Division 2 races. Top runner among Kimball’s boys was senior Rigo Carrasco, who ran the three-mile course in 17:59 and placed 57th in his race. Close behind were Kimball teammates Laurence Paulite (18:07), Kamryn Van Allen (18:11).

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