Dunkelman sets pace for Tigers at invite
Sean Dunkelman turned in a solid 12th-place performance Saturday at the 55th annual Nevada Union Invitational in Grass Valley, Calif.
Dunkelman, a senior, ran a time of 17:01 over the hill-lined 3-mile course at Nevada Union High School in a meet that featured teams from around the Sacramento area as well as Northern Nevada.
“Sean ran a great race, especially on the last nasty hill at 2-and-a-half miles … he ran really strong there,” Douglas coach Jay Frey said.
Patrick Voss finished 31st (17:45), Brandon Koyama 79th (18:52), freshman Soma Baligad 82nd (18:59) and Cody Jackson 85th (19:03) to round out the team scoring. Jackson dropped his time on the course by one minute, 53 seconds from last year.
Nevada Union junior Garrett Gough won the race with a 15:51 effort, just six seconds off the course record. Gough ran 9:25 for 3,200 meters on the track this spring.
Douglas scored 283 points to finish 11th in the 22-team varsity boys field. The Tigers were fifth among eight Northern 4A teams (Spanish Springs won the championship by a 114-120 margin ahead of Nevada Union).
In the varsity girls race, Maya Smith finished 15th (20:33). Addison Gregory was 37th (21:34), Baylee Wood 41st (21:48), Quincy Russell 53rd (22:10) and Maegan Collins 70th (23:11).
Douglas finished seventh as a team with 210 points. The Tigers were third among Northern 4A teams.
Douglas finished third in the JV team race with 108 points. Sophomore Calvin Doerr placed 15th (19:40) and freshman Luccas Peterson 20th (19:57) to pace the Tigers. Doerr improved his time on the course by 2 minutes, 23 seconds.
The Tigers run again Friday at a Sierra League meet set for 3 p.m. at Hidden Valley Regional Park in Reno.