Lady Trojan Rachel Peterson placed third in the Hornet Jamboree varsity race with a personal best of 18:35 for 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Courtesy photo


Trojan runners race at Sac State

By From page A7 | September 18, 2013

Oak Ridge cross country teams competed at the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree on Sept. 11, racing against 24 other high schools.

Trojan runners ran in five races at the invitational held at Granite Regional Park(boys and girls open 2.2 mile race, frosh/soph boys race, frosh/soph girls race, varsity boys race, varsity girls race).

The varsity boys placed 11th and the varsity girls did not have a team score because only three athletes competed. The varsity boys were lead by senior Colin Picher who placed 55th with a time of 17:09. This was a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) personal best for Colin. Senior Rachel Peterson led the varsity girls with a third place finish with a time of 18:35, also a personal best.

Sophomore Austin Streetman led the frosh/soph boys with a third place finish, 11:51, over the 2.2 mile course. His efforts helped his entire team also place third with 99 points. Freshman Sarah Dolley placed 4th with a time of 13:49 over the 2.2 mile course, the top Trojan runner for the frosh/soph girls. The frosh/soph girls put in a very strong team effort by placing second behind Davis with 43 points. Six frosh/soph girls placed in the top 15.

Sophomore Chad Vardas was the first finisher for Oak Ridge in the boys open race. He placed 12th with a time of 13:03. This was Chad’s first race of the season; he recently recovered from an injury. Senior Sami Kilcollins raced very well to win the girls open race with a time of 15:05.

It was a very impressive showing by the Oak Ridge cross country athletes at this highly competitive early season invitational, according to coach Rob Fairley

Listed below are the results for the Oak Ridge teams and athletes:

Boys open 2.2 mile race

Chad Vardas, 12th, 13:03

Chris Buckley, 29th, 13:53

Matthew Kerr, 40th, 14:10

JT Janecek, 57th, 14;28

Nick White, 68th, 14:50

Zach Closson, 87th, 15:40

Michael Quiroz, 91st, 15:44

Jacob Irizzary, no time or place listed

Nolan Vanhonsebrouck, no time or place listed

Brent Maher, no time or place listed


Girls Open 2.2 mile race

Sami Kilcollins, 1st, 15:05

Karina Kauffman, 4th 15:30

Lauren Martinez, 16th, 16:11

Sarah Reinhart, 43rd, 17:34

Hannah Pawlek, 52nd, 17;54

Sami Jo Sanfelice, 64th, 18:49

Frosh/soph boys 2.2 mile race (Elk Grove 69 points, Jesuit 98 points, Oak Ridge 99 points)

Austin Streetman, 3rd, 11:51

Luke Bricca, 18th, 12:27

Joe Shaller, 20th, 12:28

Kyle Kauffman  25th, 12:35

Blake Hanson, 35th, 12:48

Blake Fabian, 43rd, 12:56

Oliver Arenchild, 54th, 13:17

Rohan Nalawadi, 73rd, 13:39

Nick Gladwell, 80th, 13:45

Ethan Fleming, 85th, 13:48

Frosh/soph girls 2.2 mile race (Davis 29 points, Oak Ridge 43 points, Elk Grove 97 points)

Sarah Dolley, 4th, 13:49

Briana Dulgar, 8th, 14:08

Arial Hendrickson, 9th, 14:09

Mikhayla Polivka, 10th, 14:09

Peyton Wright, 12th, 14:10

Alexis Miller, 15th, 14:26

Sarah Connor, 103rd 22:23

Varsity boys 5 kilometer race (Oak Ridge 11th with 325 points)

Colin Pilcher, 55th 17:09

Jordan Hordesky, 73rd, 17:22

Alex Merry, 74th, 17:22

Josh Gladwell, 85th 17:34

Patrick Irwin, 86th, 17:37

Garrett Bardini, 106th, 18:24

Bret McNamee, 112th, 18:38

Ian Feekes, 119th, 18:56

Varsity girls 5 kilometer race (No team score, only 3 athletes competed)

Rachel Peterson, 3rd, 18:35

Maddie DeZordo, 21st, 20:14

Alison Bamford, 41st, 21:12

For complete results for this invitational go to or .

The Oak Ridge cross country team will host the Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Willow Hills course at Folsom High School. There are 20 teams registered for the invitational. The race schedule is as follows: Youth race (ages 8-14) at 9 a.m., frosh/soph girls race at 9:30, frosh/soph boys race at 10, varsity girls race at 10:30, varsity boys race at 11:05, junior varsity boys race at 11:35, junior varsity girls race at 11:36.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Oak Ridge varsity boys and varsity girls will be competing at the prestigious Stanford Invitational.

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