Andrew Pfeiffer and Ben Stout had their best runs of 2010 for the Wood River High cross country team during Thursday's Mountain Home Invitational for 149 runners at Canyon Cove Golf Course.
Pfeiffer, a Wolverine senior, clocked a 3.1-mile time of 16:57 to finish nine seconds off the top pace of Twin Falls junior Erik Harris (16:48). Next was third-place Stout (17:16), a junior, followed by seventh-place senior Alec England (17:47).
Wood River's boys had 49 points to finish second in the six-school team ranks behind Twin Falls (36).
In the 39-runner boys' junior varsity race, Wood River junior Sage Sauerbrey (19:44) placed second. Top girls were Corrine Smith (22:51) in 18th among varsity runners and Claire Bowman (27:09) 13th in JV.
Next: The state-qualifying Great Basin Conference race today, Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in Twin Falls, sponsored by Canyon Ridge High. It qualifies athletes for the State 4A meet Oct. 30 in Soda Springs.
WRHS results from Mountain Home last Thursday:
Boys' varsity: 1—Erik Harris (Twin Falls) 16:48. 2—Andrew Pfeiffer 16:57. 3—Ben Stout 17:16. 7—Alec England 17:47. 12—Chase England 18:07. 25—Ketchum Wilt 18:58. 30—Nate Thomas 19:24. 35—Ty Reinemann 19:48 (42 runners). Team tally: 1—Twin Falls 36. 2—Wood River 49. 3—Jerome 79 and Burley 79. 5—Mountain Home 117. 6—Nampa 138.
Girls' varsity: 1—Mackenzie Chojnacky (Jerome) 18:51. 18—Corrine Smith 22:51. 32—Montana Tucker 26:05, Alison Town 26:05 and Laura Kunz 26:05. 35—Janel Passey 26:06 and Dani McLaughlin 26:06. 37—Marcia Smith 26:07 (38 runners). Team tally: 1—Jerome 43. 2—Twin Falls 44 and Mountain Home 44. 4—Nampa 99. 6—Wood River 136.
Boys' junior varsity: 1—Parley Pickett (Burley) 17:07. 2—Sage Sauerbrey 19:44. 15—Connor Hesselbacher 21:57. 18—Eduardo Lopez 22:26. 25—Ian McKenzie 24:07. 39—Andrew Ryason 36:02 (39 runners). Team standings: 1—Jerome 35. 2—Nampa 52. 3—Mountain Home 62. 4—Wood River 69.
Girls' junior varsity: 1—Lexi Hash (Twin Falls) 23:17. 13—Claire Bowman 27:09. 19—Kaitlyn Landis 28:45. 20—Mateja Heinrich 29:12. 25—Mariah Stout 31:11. 28—Ashton Lupton 32:35. 29—Becca Boushele 34:27 (30 runners). Team standings: 1—Twin Falls 15. 2—Jerome 61. 3—Wood River 64.