Friday, October 17, 2014

Cutthroat runners get ready for district meet

At Gooding Golf Course footrace


    In a tune-up for next week’s state-qualifying 4th District 3A prep cross country meet on the same course, 185 runners in-cluding 10 from the Community School competed in Tuesday’s Gooding Invitational 3.1-mile run.
    The Cutthroats clocked third-place individual finishes from juniors Leo Lukens and Kristin Helland-Hansen, and also placed third of 11 teams in the boys’ team standings.
    Lukens (17:48) and freshman teammate Henry Raff (17:51) placed 3rd-4th of 109 boys in the 5-kilometer varsity race, with junior Max Polito (18:40) plac-ing 12th. Winner was Kimberly senior Derek Thompson (17:14).
    Helland-Hansen (21:03) trailed girls’ winner Claribell Juarez (20:34), a Valley senior from Hazelton.
    Kimberly’s boys, with 23 entrants, won the meet with 51 points over Valley’s 11 runners, amassing 61. The Cutthroats with their six boys finished third with 98 points.
    The Buhl girls (49) easily won the girls’ team title over Kimberly (83). The Cutthroats (116) were fifth of eight teams.
    The Community School next competes Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Gooding Golf Course in the dis-trict competition.
    Results from Tuesday’s Gooding meet follow:
    Varsity girls, 5k: 1—Claribell Juarez (Valley) 20:34. 3—Kristin Helland-Hansen (CS) 21:03. 11—Ava Mazzoni (CS) 23:29. 20—Annika Landis (CS) 24:24. 56—Sophia DeKlotz (CS) 28:27. (76 runners).
    Varsity boys, 5k: 1—Derek Thompson (Kimberly) 17:14. 3—Leo Lukens (CS) 17:48). 4—Henry Raff (CS) 17:51. 12—Max Polito (CS) 18:40. 35—Peter Wolter (CS) 20:19. 61—Max Tanous (CS) 21:32. 86—Kiran Merchant (CS) 23:45 (109 runners).




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