Lincoln runners compete in Springview Invite

Overbay comes in sixth
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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ROCKLIN – The Lincoln High cross-country team stayed sharp over the weekend by running in the 5,000-meter Springview Invitational against some strong Division I and II competition.

The Fighting Zebras varsity girls came in third ahead of Rocklin, Whitney, Pleasant Grove and Christian Brothers.

Mackie Overbay came in sixth, behind two Whitney runners. However, strong finishes by Megan Snook (21st, 22:35), Mackenzie Simpson (24th, 22:52), Lea Heinle (27th, 23:40) and Haley Higgins (31st, 24:28) helped Lincoln beat the Wildcats by 23 points. It was a season best for Snook and personal best for Simpson, Higgins and Burns.

Annika Lehenbauer (24:29), Natalie Jossis (24:45) and Kara Burns (26:14) filled out the Zebras’ team.

Preston Summerhays led the varsity boys in a time of 18:25 for 32nd place. The Zebras beat out Folsom, Franklin, Christian Brothers, Pleasant Grove and Highlands for the No. 6 spot.

Tommy Smith (35th, 18:29), Jared Palmyra (44th, 18:43), Anthony Jossis (55th, 19:27) and Aaron Jackson (57th, 19:29) made the top five. Brian Ackerson (19:40), Cole Pannell (20:06), Brandon Painter (20:26), Chad Alma (20:35), Michael Gage (20:35) and Daniel Hagge (21:55) also ran from Lincoln.

JV Girls – Taylor (26:24), Kelsy Prentice (26:39), Megan Sleeth (26:39), Mikayla Felice (27:39), Taylor Budge (27:46), Mackenzie Meachim (28:02), Mikayla Graziani (28:15), MeKensi Voss (29:35) and Fleur Oerelemans (29:58) all recorded a personal best.

JV Boys – Also recording personal bests were Ty Fleming (20:43), Caleb Bender (22:54), Nicklas Althouse (23:04), Aydon Torgersen (23:29), Javier Sandoval (23:38), Dominic Geisler (24:06), Jamel Fulmore (24:11), Enrique Sandoval (25:27), Logan Poulsen (26:30), Miguel Ceja (29:31) and Eddie Polkenhorn (33:59).

The Pioneer League Meet No. 2 was scheduled for Colfax Wednesday.