Here is a re-cap of yesterday’s racing for Placer X-C at Sub-sections at Frogtown.We lucked out on the weather and had an outstanding day of Racing winning 4 out of the 5 team races we were entered in.Each race had over 30 high schools representing Div-4 schools in the SJS.The races were run on the rain course making for some very fast times.The rain course eliminates the big hills Frogtown is known for.The Varsity race on a flat 3 mile course while the Frosh/Soph race on the 2.2 mile course.We have moved all of our teams on to the Section Finals this friday on the Willow Hills course at Folsom High School.
Varsity Boys —-
Placer Harriers won with a strong finish over Christian Brothers (currently ranked # 6 in the State in D-4).Placer had 42 pts. to CB 78 with Casa Roble coming in 3rd with 131.The Hillmen were led by Connor Ryan(junior) who came in 3rd place out of close to 200 runners with a time of 15:44.Following closely behind was Jesus Carrasco(4th place) with a 15:46 and Jesus Reyes (5th place) in 15:50.Adam Fragola (senior) was 4th for the team and 10th overall with a 16:11.Rounding out the scoring was another senior,Joey Poggi,coming in 20th place with a time of 16:40.The Boys will race at 10:30am this friday for the Section Championship in Folsom.
Varsity Girls —-
The Placer HillGals were once again led by senior, Marin Chamberlin(currently ranked #12 in the State in D-4 as an individual),with a 4th place finish in a fast time of 18:25.Following right behind Marin like she has done all year was Elana Muzzy (5th place) in a time of 18:59.The grouping for the rest of the Varsity Girls is finally coming together at the right time as the # 3 thru # 6 Placer Runner was a small gap of 17 seconds.Delaney Garcia was 18th overall with a time of 20:21 followed by Abigail Jones in 20:34 (23rd place).Abigail has shown tremendous improvement over her last 3 races.The sister combo of Riley and Maddie Lasher finished the scoring with identical times of 20:38.The HillGals came in first place over El Dorado,61 pts. to 99pts.The HillGals will be going for their 1st Section Crown since the 2006 Girls Team did it.
F/S GIRLS —-
The F/S Girls won their race with a score of 48 pts. over runner-up Christian Brothers 76 pts..Placer was led by newcomer,Cassandra Rhodes,who ran a very fast time of 14:13 on the 2.2 mile course.Esperanza Vogt also ran well with a 14:38 good for 6th place.The Placer Girls will have a tough race friday as they will be competing with the Div-1 and 2 schools for the Section Crown.
JV Boys —- The JV Boys (all varsity boys who are not a member of the varsity top 7) won their race over a tough Rio Americano team.They were led by Sophomore,Reed Hickman(2nd overall) and Junior,Brendan Moley.
JV Girls —- Moving on to friday finals will be Brenn Haydon and Kate Riccardelli who qualified as individuals.
F/S Boys —- Qualified for the friday finals with a 6th place finish.They were led by freshman,Evan Donner.