Reigning State 4A boys' cross country king Erik Harris, the Twin Falls High School senior, ran away with the boys' varsity title of Friday's Sun Valley Classic/Wood River Invitational 3.1-mile run at Sagewillow Farms in Elkhorn.
Harris (17:07) won the 59-runner 4A/3A boys' varsity race by nearly a minute over the Wood River second- and third-place tandem of Ben Stout (18:00) and Chase England (18:01). The girls' varsity winner by 41 seconds was Jerome senior Mikesell Clegg (21:50).
The day was cloudy, 75 degrees, with only a few sprinkles. There were 124 varsity plus 114 junior varsity runners from 18 schools. Community School runner Maranda Stopol (23:25) placed second in the 1A/2A girls' varsity footrace.
"We added middle schools this year and had 11 schools show up, and over 300 runners," said Wood River coach Monte Brothwell. "The meet was a great success thanks to our emcee (and Community School coach) Rick Kapala."
Top 5-kilometer results follow, featuring Wood River (WR) and Community School (CS) runners plus winners:
Varsity 4A/3A boys' team: 1—Burley 53. 2—WRHS 72. 3—Buhl 72. 4—Jerome 93. 5—Twin Falls 103. 6—Mountain Home 147. 7—Kimberly 186. 8—Minico 224. 9—Canyon Ridge 248.
Individual 4A/3A boys: 1—Erik Harris (TF) 17:07. 2—Ben Stout (WR) 18:00. 3—Chase England (WR) 18:01. 16—Ketchum Wilt (WR) 19:20. 22—Nate Thomas (WR) 19:35. 24—Alex Gonzalez (WR) 19:39. 28—Ty Reinemann (WR) 19:59. 41—Cameron Bingham (WR) 21:08 (59 runners).
Individual 1A/2A boys: 1—Jacob Dalton (Dietrich) 19:28. 2—Gray Riedinger (CS) 19:41. 3—Nate Nasvik (CS) 19:58. 5—Gunnar Ohlson (CS) 21:56. 6—Connor Smith (CS) 23:53.
Varsity 4A/3A girls' team: 1—Mountain Home 38. 2—Twin Falls 64. 3—Jerome 64. 4—Kimberly 94. 5—WRHS 113. 6—Canyon Ridge 116. 7—Buhl 184.
Varsity 1A/2A team: 1—Community School 15.
Individual 4A/3A girls: 1—Mikesell Clegg (Jer) 21:50. 8—Corrine Smith (WR) 23:56. 9—Jade Atkinson (WR) 24:04. 29—Kaitlyn Landis (WR) 26:30. 37—Brooke Lawrence (WR) 27:59. 38—Grace Gorham (WR) 28:09. 46—Avery Closser (WR) 30:33 (52 runners).
Individual 1A/2A girls: 1—Ellie Dalton (Dietrich) 22:01. 2—Maranda Stopol (CS) 23:25. 3—Margaret Pope (CS) 24:19. 4—Morgan Atkinson (CS) 24:21. 5—Sydney Hagenbuch (CS) 26:18. 6—Katie Feldman (CS) 27:58. 7—Morgan Jones (CS) 28:54.
Junior varsity 4A/3A boys' team: 1—Jerome 34. 2—Twin Falls 67. 3—Kimberly 82. 4—WRHS 96. 5—Burley 98. 6—Mountain Home 130.
Individual JV 4A/3A boys: 1—Jade Mendenhall (Burley) 19:13. 6—Andreas Morales (WR) 21:01. 11—Jake Adicoff (WR) 21:37. 21—Connor Hayes (WR) 22:46. 28—Jimmy Holcomb (WR) 23:42. 46—Nash Hartdegen (WR) 25:37. 52—Micheal Flolo (WR) 27:38. 53—Chris Mouritzen (WR) 27:41. 54—Rodrigo Candila (WR) 27:50. 56—Ostin Arters (WR) 28:01. 57—Xavier Haemmerle (WR) 28:48. 61—Andrew Ryason (WR) 35:14 (61 runners).
Individual 1A/2A boys: 1—Andrew Simon (Camas Cty.) 21:34. 5—Isaac Simon (Camas Cty.) 24:19.
Junior varsity 4A/3A girls' team: 1—Jerome 25. 2—Twin Falls 51. 3—Kimberly 57. 4—WRHS 88.
Individual JV 4A/3A girls: 1—Madison Ford (Twin Falls) 24:56. 8—Marcia Smith (WR) 28:34. 22—Alex Begley (WR) 30:33. 25—Karady Beck (WR) 32:17. 28—Lex Shapiro (WR) 32:54.07. 29—Mariah Stout (WR) 32:54.33 (41 runners).
Individual 1A/2A girls: 1—Claribel Juarez (Valley) 26:26.