Brunheimer and Leinau win cross country race

— Staff reportDecember 17, 2013 

With snow still melting, more than 100 fourth through eighth grade cross country runners from six schools participated in a meet Dec. 13 at Yosemite High School.

The meet consisted of a one mile run for fourth graders, 1.5 mile race for fifth and sixth graders, and a 1.5 miles run for seventh and eighth graders.

Participating schools were Oakhurst Elementary, Oak Creek Intermediate, Wasuma, Coarsegold, Rivergold and Madera Ranchos Middle School.

Each race was lead by a member of the Yosemite High School cross country team to set pace, keep the runners on course and keep everyone safe.

All the runners were greeted at the finish line by Ellen Peterson, YHS cross country coach, as she recorded their times.

The meet was the culmination of hours of planning and course preparation by YHS cross country team members Alek Simpson and Liam Womack, who planned and coordinated the event for their senior project.

Teachers, parents and students alike commented on how fun and well run the meet was. Simpson and Womack had not only provided an opportunity for all the students to run and compete, but they also shared their love for the sport with the elementary and middle school students.

Race Results

Girls one mile

1. Larissa Wilson (CG) 6:46

2. Claire Tuggle (OES) 6:50

3. Emma Fries (OES) 7:30

Boys one mile

1. Colton Franklin (OES) 6:34

2. Mikey Ward (OES) 6:45

3. Kyle Mosca (RG) 6:48

Girls 1.5 mile

1. Emily Rich (RG) 11:54

2. Jenna Kurz (OES) 12:05

3. Claire Corippo (RG) 12:07

Boys 1.5 mile

1. Phoenix Beglolla (RG) 10:21

2. Jack Campbell (CG) 10:44

3. Kyler Schaffer (CG) 10:45

Girls two mile

1. Linnea Leinau (OCI) 15:39

2. Claire Oetinger (WA) 15:50

3. Mattson McCombs (RMS) 16"03

Boys two mile

1. Samuel Burnheimer (OCI) 13:07

2. Aaron Hall (RG) 13:11

3. Ethan Conti (OCI) 13.22

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