Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TCS girls capture 1A running title

Top team at Soda Springs state race

Holding their State 1A team trophy in front of the banner at Soda Springs are members of The Community School girls’ cross country team. Front row, from left, Emily Williams, Morgan Atkinson and Sofia DeWolfe. Back row, from left, Sarah Williams, Maranda Stopol and Annie Pokorny. Courtesy photo

Community School cross country runners led by seniors Annie Pokorny and Max Christman ended their season Oct. 30 at the Idaho High School Activities Association's State 2A/1A race at Soda Springs.

And the Cutthroat girls brought home the trophy for being the top 1A girls' team.

Pokorny (20:45) placed fourth of 101 girls in the 2A/1A 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run. She was only 28 seconds off the top time of Butte County (Arco) soph Carly Hansen (20:17).

The Cutthroat girls as a team placed fifth overall out of 12 teams with 157 points. Soda Springs (25) captured its fifth straight state girls' title. But, the Cutthroats were the top 1A team in the final calculations.

Other Community School girls: 36—Maranda Stopol 22:45. 37—Morgan Atkinson 22:51. 50—Emily Williams 23:56. 85—Sarah Williams 26:59. 101—Sofia DeWolfe 31:00.

Christman (18:38) finished 19th of 117 boys in the 2A footrace, right behind Camas County senior Bryan John (18:32, 16th). Boys' winner was Cascade junior Dylan Crevelt (17:06).

As a team the Cutthroats (233 points) were ninth of 14 full teams. Challis (53 points) won its first-ever state cross country championship.

Other Cutthroat boys: 33—Gray Riedinger 19:11. 62—Zach Lindahl 20:01. 69—Nate Nasvik 20:10. 108—Calder Zarkos 22:43. 115—Eric Griffith 25:33.

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