Douglas JV girls run to title at invite
Individual improvement and depth paid dividends for the Douglas High junior varsity cross country girls Tuesday at the Spanish Springs Invitational in Sparks.
Five scoring runners cracked the top 20 as the Tigers rallied past Carson to capture the girls team title in a meet that serves as the Northern 4A JV championships.
Carson swept three of the top four places in the race at Golden Eagle Park, however, the Tigers followed with a pack of runners who finished within 82 seconds of each other. The Tigers won the team title with 54 points, followed by Carson’s 58 and Reno’s 65.
Emily Hillman clocked a time of 23:02 over the 5,000-meter course to place seventh, Zoe Brown ran 23:04 to place eighth and Karlyn Ponsness ran 23:08 to place 10th. For all three, the times were personal bests by more than a minute. Ava Ramsey-Kruse ran 24:03 to place 14th and Emilie Prudhomme ran 24:24 to place 20th. The Tigers also received contributions from Savannah Chapton (24:42) and Aspen Edge (24:51), who were 27th and 32nd respectively to finish ahead of Carson’s No. 5 runner.
On the boys side, Douglas finished third as a team with 76 points. McQueen won by a 41-59 margin over Spanish Springs.
Steven Shaw ran 18:55 to place eighth and Shane Trivitt ran 19:03 to pace the Tigers, both personal best times by more than one minute. Carson Osborn (19:19) and Cade Pankey (19:21) placed 16th and 17th, while C.J. Hill-Holeman ran 19:33 to place 23rd.
Cody Jackson also ran 19:34, Ethan Daniels 19:39, Brandon Theilman 19:51 and Angelo Kaehler 19:54 for Douglas. The boys race had 189 finishers.
The Douglas varsity runners compete today at the Sierra League Championships, scheduled for a 3 p.m. start at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Sparks. The Northern 4A Region Championships will be held next Friday at Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks.