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PREP CROSS-COUNTRY

Everett and Williamson make a run for state

Frosh boys qualify for sections
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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Destiny Everett and Saedy Williamson will both head for Folsom Saturday to compete in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championships at Willow Hill.

At subsections, Everett was unable to overtake Ponderosa’s Natalie Wieland, but took second in the Division II girls varsity 3-mile event at Frogtown, Angels Camp Saturday. The senior crossed the finish line in 19:05.5.

Her Fighting Zebras teammate Saedy Williams also qualified for sections, coming in 11th in 19:39.1, giving an indication of the fierceness of the competition. However, Williamson was the second-fastest individual qualifier, as runners three through 10 all qualified as members of a qualifying team.

The state meet could well be in the near future for Everett and Williamson.

St. Francis dominated the subsection’s Division II with 32 points. Whitney was second at 104.

Lincoln’s Peyton Derepentig qualified as an individual for D-II frosh/soph girls. The freshman was 17th, running the 2-mile course in a time of 14:24.8.

Others qualifying for sections were the freshmen boys team, taking fourth with 141 points in the 2-mile race. The team was led by Cameron Noreen’s 12:22 for eighth place and included Matt Hochstatter (16th, 12:44.3), Zach Barney (23rd, 12:58.0), Justin Hinson (43rd, 13:32.4) and Trevor Campbell (51st, 13:45.2). Also competing were Hunter Janssen (13:47.6) and Jack Fidler (15:53.1).

John Hoang qualified as an individual in the boys sophomore 2-mile event. Hoang’s time was 12:25.2 for 30th place.