FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge cross country team competed in the Willow Hills Relays in Folsom missing several key runners due to injuries.
“It was a great first meet of the year for the Oak Ridge cross country teams,” Oak Ridge coach Rob Fairley said. “We didn’t field any varsity relay teams because of runners recovering from injuries. Dusty Armstrong, Sean McHone, Zach Thornton, Abby Walker and Reaghan Emrick will hopefully be back soon.”
The Trojans entered eight varsity and six frosh/soph runners who raced as individuals, along with three frosh/soph girls teams and two frosh/soph boys teams. The frosh/soph girls teams took the top three places and the boys were first and fifth.
“The times turned in by the individual racers and the teams were very impressive,” Fairley said. “We have a lot of depth at the frosh/soph level — the future looks very bright.”
Oak Ridge results
Varsity boys: 1-Jake Zeltner, 17:46; 2-Marcos Conde, 17:56; 3-Evan Baxter, 18:29; 14-Frank Sciales, 20:32; 18-Josh Michael, 21:46.
Varsity girls: 1-Maxine Goyette, 19:51; 4-Holli Arrieta, 21:25; Taylor Ashby, 22:42.
Frosh/soph boys team No. 1: 1st place: Ryan Prestegard, 8:24; Colin Pilcher, 9:00; Jordan Hordesky, 9:05; JT Jancek, 9:08; Alex Merry, 9:30. Team total: 45:07
F/S boys No. 2: 5th place: Bret McNamee, 10:05; Andrew Bassett, 10:28; Garrett Bardini, 10:45; Kyle Denison, 11:05; Taylor Savage, 11:24. Team total: 53:53
F/S boys individual results: 7-Joey Linares, 11:17; 13-Justin Hong, 12:30; 14-Ian Feekes, 12:47
F/S girls team No. 1: 1st place: Ellie Velez, 9:36; Sabrina Andrus, 10:04; Karina Kauffman, 12:30; Sarah Reinhart, 12:41. Team total: 56:14.
F/S girls No. 2: 2nd place: Rachel Peterson, 9:42; Sami Kilcollins, 11:00; Olivia Wilson, 11:10; Femke Keukenkamp, 11:23; Mindy Ong, 12:10. Team total, 55:25.
F/S girls No. 3: 3rd place: Mikayla Mefford, 10:22; Whitney Wilhemy, 10:43; Aishani Kumar, 11:27; Jacquerie May, 12:11. Team total: 55:51
F/S girls individual results: 5-Lauren Martinez, 11:58; 13-Sami-Jo Sanfelice, 12:33; 19-Ashlyn Duran, 13:24.