Oak Ridge’s sophomore boys cross country runners celebrated a first-place finish at the Bronco Invite at the Willow Hills course in Folsom Saturday.
The sophomore boys’ team scored 44 points to convincingly win the large school race. The second place team in the sophomore boys’ race was Bella Vista with 78 points. Trojan Jordan Hordesky’s first-place finish led the team to its victory. He covered the challenging 3,400 meter course in 11:33 (5:28 per mile pace), beating the second-place finisher Kyle Faulkner from Franklin (Elk Grove) by 14 seconds. Alex Merry places third; Brett Ford eighth and Patrick Irwin ninth.
The Bronco Invite had 35 large schools and 45 small schools registered. The Frosh/Soph course is 3,400 meters and the Varsity/Junior Varsity course is 5,000 meters. Both courses feature challenging hills.
Eleven Oak Ridge runners obtained medals by placing in the top 20 or 25 in their races. Ellie Velez placed third in the varsity girls’ large school race. Briana Dulgar and Mikhayla Polivka placed third and thirteenth, respectively, in the Frosh/Soph girls’ large school race. Lauren Martinez earned a medal in the Frosh/Soph girls’ large school race by placing 23rd. Mindy Ong placed eighth in the Junior Varsity girls’ race. Kyle Kauffman (eighth place), Sebastian Gardney (16th place), and Jason Phen (19th place) earned medals in the freshmen boys’ large school race.
For complete results for the Bronco Invite see www.bvtrack.com.
Frosh/Soph Girls’ Large School Race (fourth place with 110 points, 15 teams, 173 runners): 3-Briana Dulgar, 13:31; 13-Mikhayla Polivka, 14:11; 23-Lauren Martinez, 14:42; 34-Arial Hendrickson, 15:12; 41-Katie Kitowski, 15:25; 46-Sarah Reinhart, 15:34; 47-Karina Kauffman, 15:35; and 58-Peyton Wright, 15:48.
Varsity Girls’ Large School Race (161 runners): 3-Ellie Velez, 19:55.
Junior Varsity Girls’ Large School Race (83 runners): 8-Mindy Ong, 23:31; 33-Brianna Williams, 25:47; and 43-Shannen Hansen, 26:56.
Freshmen Boys’ Large School Race (third place with 104 points, 9 teams, 101 runners): 8-Kyle Kauffman, 12:23; 16-Sebastian Gardey, 12:39; 19-Jason Phen, 12:44; 39-Blake Fabian, 13:31; 41-Tanner Martin, 13:37; 65-Brent Maher, 14:22; 70-Austin Bricker,14:33; and 91-Matthew Sichler, 16:34.
Sophomore Boys’ Large School Race (first place with 44 points, 13 teams, 127 runners): 1-Jordan Hordesky, 11:33; 3-Alex Merry, 11:52; 8-Brett Ford, 12:19; 9-Patrick Irwin, 12:21; 25-Bret McNamee, 12:43; 42-Chris Buckley, 13:04; 50-Garrett Bardini, 13:22; 73-Zac Forte, 13:53; 85-Ian Feekes, 14:12; 90-Kyle Denison, 14:22; and 99-Taylor Savage, 14:37.
Varsity Boys’ Large School Race (189 runners): 65-Colin Pilcher, 18:48; 66-Pablo Guiot Vial, 18:48; 106-Garrett Amidon, 19:53; and 131-Frank Sciales, 21:02.
Junior Varsity Boys’ Large School Race (155 runners): 91-Kevin Kaita, 22:00; 125-Joey Linares, 23:36; 131-Johnathan Ploke, 24:03; and 139-Andre Henry, 24:49.
The next meet for the Oak Ridge cross country teams is a league meet on Oct. 17 at Granite Regional Park.