Wood River High School freshman runner Kirsys Campbell collected her second footrace victory of the cross country season during the Minico Invitational Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Rupert.
Campbell’s second-best time (20:27) of the season on the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) cross country course at Lake Walcott was nine seconds ahead of Twin Falls freshman Alyse Douglas (20:36).
Twin Falls had a slew of ninth graders filling out the 2-3-4-5 positions in the 56-runner girls’ varsity race, just ahead of Wood River sophomore Amy Cantrell (21:53). Cantrell posted her best time by a full 27 seconds to capture sixth place overall.
Campbell and Cantrell led the Wolverine girls to second place in the four-school team standings with 44 points, behind winner Twin Falls, 22.
Wood River senior Sam Burns (18:22) recorded his best time of the season by 13 seconds to place sixth overall of 110 boys at Minico.
Thirty-seven Wood River cross country runners attended the Minico meet as a warm-up for the Great Basin Conference state-qualifying six-school run today, Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Twin Falls Golf Club (Muni).
The girls’ race begins at 4 p.m. and boys’ race at 4:45 p.m.
Hosted by Burley and Twin Falls high schools, the conference meet qualifies the top three complete teams and top 14 individual finishers for the State 4A race Nov. 1 at Eagle Island State Park west of Boise. Medals will go to the top 14 girls and boys today.
Results from Minico:
Varsity girls, 5k: 1—Kirsys Campbell (WRHS) 20:27. 6—Amy Cantrell (WRHS) 21:53. 9—Sara Lichtenberg (WRHS) 22:18. 13—Amanda Passey (WRHS) 23:07. 20—Loni Unser (WRHS) 24:23. 33—Avery Closser (WRHS) 25:53. 34—Brooke Sundholm (WRHS) 25:57. 39—Hallie MacPherson (WRHS) 26:46. 40—Karsyn Gerringa (WRHS) 27:19. 45—Emily Stone (WRHS) 28:45. 46—Ellie Gorham (WRHS) 29:02. 48—Josie Koeplin (WRHS) 29:56. 49—Emma Flolo (WRHS) 30:02. 50—Hanna Leinonnen (WRHS) 30:04. 53—Benedetta Fontanarosa (WRHS) 31:09 (56 runners).
Team: 1—Twin Falls 22. 2—WRHS 44. 3—Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls 80. 4—Burley 91 (4 teams).
Varsity boys, 5k: 1—Bryce Lee (Twin Falls) 18:01. 6—Sam Burns (WRHS) 18:22. 9—Irvin Gonzalez (WRHS) 18:38. 13—Cameron Bingham (WRHS) 18:44. 27—Ryan Anderson (WRHS) 19:35. 31—Dane Thompson (WRHS) 19:41. 45—Connor Hayes (WRHS) 20:41. 50—Landon Nurge (WRHS) 21:07. 54—Carter Gerringa (WRHS) 21:14. 64—Jorgen Lawrence (WRHS) 21:52. 71—Beckett Dykhouse (WRHS) 22:05. 76—Jacob Truxal (WRHS) 22:28. 82—Easton Beck (WRHS) 23:08. 89—Cormac Heneghan (WRHS) 24:04. 93—Cooper Dean (WRHS) 24:20. 95—Colby Castle (WRHS) 24:21. 96—Wyatt Smith (WRHS) 24:21.2. 97—Nelson Cantrell (WRHS) 24:22. 98—Ryan Halopoff (WRHS) 24:46. 104—Liam Jones (WRHS) 25:23. 105—Victor Salvidia (WRHS) 25:24. 106—Asher Loomis (WRHS) 25:30. 109—Brady Delgadillo (WRHS) 28:19 (110 runners).
Team: 1—Twin Falls 29. 2—Burley 51. 3—WRHS 76. 4—Minico of Rupert 98. 5—Canyon Ridge 110.
Middle school finale at Rupert
Wood River Middle School runners completed a promising cross country season at the Lake Walcott Middle School race Oct. 15.
Seventh-grader Lauren Roberts won her first-ever middle school race leading Hailey to its best girls’ team result of the fall season, in third place.
Christian Bothell’s sixth place paced the Wood River boys to second place as a team.
Coach Bill Cantrell said about the runners, “Coach (Jonah) Torseth and I have been impressed this year with their dedication to improving their efforts.” Here are WRMS girls’ and boys’ placings:
WRMS girls: 1—Lauren Roberts. 12—Malaunie Gerard. 19—Paige Deshields. 23—Kali Herbst. 26—Juliette Rollins. 34—Sofia Kinney. 46—Sarah Feldman. 47—Adele Penell. 48—Alexandra Brooks. 49—Sammie Soares.
WRMS boys: 6—Christian Bothell. 9—Liam McGonigal. 17—Jose Gonzalez. 18—Aiden Burchmore. 24—Anthony Corrales. 30—Jake Gorham. 32—Luke Dean. 35—Colby Nance. 38—James Cantrell. 39—Issac Gonzalez. 45—Jack Keating and Elliot Sweek. 62—Beckler Thomas. 65—Sam Bingham. 66—Sayler Beck. 73—Fynn Nasvik.