OR’s young cross country teams bring home gold, silver
Oak Ridge High Schools frosh/soph teams earned medals at the seventh annual Trojan Cross Country Invitational at the Willow Hills cross country course at Folsom High School on Oct. 1.
The frosh/soph girls brought home the gold, with a first-place 31 points. The girls are undefeated in the four meets they have competed in this season.
Sami Kilcollins led her team (third place) and was joined by Whitney Wilhelmy (fifth place), Femke Keukenkamp (sixth place), Mindy Ong (seventh place) and Aishani Kumar (12th place).
The frosh/soph boys also raced very well, placing second with 66 points. Teammates Colin Pilcher (seventh place), Jordan Hordesky (11th place), JT Janecek (15th place), Nick Campanello (18th place) and Alex Merry (19th place) led the way.
Oak Ridge had two junior varsity runners, Frank Sciales and Josh Michael, who competed. Sciales placed eighth and Michael placed 10th.
Seventeen high schools competed at the invitational. The youth race (ages 8-14) was the largest in the invitational’s history with 161 runners (91 boys and 70 girls) who completed the race.
The top 20 high school runners in each race received medals. The 10 youth race boys and the top 10 youth race girls received medals. The non-top 10 youth race runners received ribbons for completing the 1.5 mile course. The Frosh/Soph runners raced 3300 meters (2.06 miles) and the varsity and junior varsity runners raced 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).
About 50 volunteers contributed to the meet’s success.
Oak Ridge results:
Junior Varsity Boys (35 runners)
Frank Sciales 8th 20:53
Josh Michael 10th 21:25
Frosh/Soph Boys (114 Runners, Top 3 teams: McClatchy 1st with 40 points, Oak Ridge 2nd with 66 points, Lodi 3rd with 74 points)
Colin Pilcher 7th 12:29
Jordan Hordesky 11th 12:40
JT Janecek 15th 12:47
Nick Campanello 18th 12:50
Alex Merry 19th 12:53
Brett Ford 29th 13:23
Zac Forte 39th 13:43
Bret McNamee 43rd 13:53
Garrett Bardini 58th 14:30
Kyle Denison 63rd 14:38
Justin Hong 86th 16:12
Ian Feekes 88th 16:14
Frosh/Soph Girls (88 runners, Top 3 teams: Oak Ridge 1st with 31 points, Sheldon 2nd with 38 points, Benicia 3rd with 96 points)
Sami Kilcollins 3rd 14:38
Whitney Wilhelmy 5th 14:40
Femke Keukenkamp 6th 14:48
Mindy Ong 7th 14:51
Aishani Kumar 12th 15:07
Marina Titova 15th 15:11
Alison Bamford 20th 15:29
Lauren Martinez 26th 15:55
Karina Kauffman 28th 16:06
Maile Tostenson 30th 16:24
Sarah Reinhart 42nd 17:20
Sami Jo Sanfelice 47th 17:43
The Oak Ridge cross country teams will be competing at their first Delta River League meet on Wednesday, Oct. 5. All the teams in the Delta River League will be competing at this meet. The Oct. 5 meet will be held at Granite Regional Park. The race schedule is as follows: Frosh/Soph boys at 4 p.m., Frosh/Soph girls at 4:20, Varsity boys at 4:45, Varsity girls at 5:15.
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