Douglas boys third at Reed invitational |

Douglas boys third at Reed invitational

Staff Reports
John Munyan

John Munyan and the Douglas High boys cross country team turned in third-place performances Friday at the Reed Invitational in Sparks.

Munyan ran 16:45 over the 5,000-meter layout at Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in a race that saw the top five runners cross the finish within 13 seconds of each other. Reed senior Anthony Ocegueda won in 16:33, while Galena’s McKennion Melton edged Munyan for second-place in 16:44.

Bryan Harris finished 16th for Douglas (18:07), Andrew Voss 23rd (18:33), Sean Dunkelman 25th (18:45) and Danner Hillman 31st (18:58).

Sierra Lutheran sophomore Jared Marchegger cracked the top 10 with a run of 17:30 for eighth-place.

Spanish Springs had five runners finish among the top 15 en route to the team championship with 40 points. Galena edged Douglas for second-place, 81-87, in a duel between Sierra League rivals. Reed and Damonte Ranch trailed with 93 points each.

In the varsity girls race, Maya Smith ran 21:02 to finish 12th for Douglas. Megan Ruffo ran 21:20 to finish 16th, Leslee Alaniz was 26th (22:23), Baylee Wood 33rd (22:44) and Leah Ramsey-Kruse 41st (23:05) to round out the team scoring for Douglas. Hannah Corgan was 44th (23:11).

Reno captured the team championship by a 43-56 margin over Damonte Ranch, followed by Galena (108), Douglas (113) and Bishop Manogue (116).

Douglas took home the boys JV team title with 40 points. Cade Pankey placed fourth for the Tigers (19:38), Jake Houghton sixth (19:46) Carson Osborn seventh (19:47), freshman Steven Shaw 10th (20:06) and C.J. Hill-Holeman 13th (20:09).

Douglas won the JV girls title over Reno, 63-81. Three freshmen led the Tigers, as Quincy Russell ran 24:23 to place 10ths, while Zoe Brown finished 12th (24:49) and Ava Ramsey-Kruse 19th (25:25). Emilie Prudhomme was 21st (25:32) and Aspen Edge 24th (25:44).

The Douglas runners will take a one-week break from their competitive schedule before they race on Oct. 8 at the 38th annual Asics Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif.