Zebras cross-country limbers up at Oakmont Invite

By: Jim Linsdau of The News Messenger
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Fortunately it was an invitational meet last Saturday, as there appeared to be some confusion at the finish line as to just where everyone finished in the Oakmont Invitational meet at Maidu Park in Roseville.

The event included 19 schools running in the boy’s event and 18 ran in the girl’s.

The Fighting Zebras competed in varsity and girl’s frosh/soph and JV.

Varsity Girls

Megan Snook led the Lincoln girls and placed in the 61st spot. Her time was 17 minutes and 52 seconds over the 2.5-mile course.

Behind Snook were Haley Higgins, Mackenzie Simpson, Alex Ceja and Kayla Blaylock. The quintet ran just three minutes and 31 seconds apart.

Aviana Rivas also ran for the Zebras.

Frosh/Soph – Mackie Overbay recorded a time of 17:05 in 17th place. Behind her were Destiny Everett, Sarah Lopez, Millie Hinson and Saedy Williamson; their separation was 1:49. Also running was Natalie Jossis, Marin Garrett, Lexuz Ledezma, Brisa Reyes, Macy Hopping, Ashlyn Egan Salma Elliessy, Tyler Smith, Madeline Merrill, Kara Burns, Cathrine Hughes and Eva Lehenbauer.

JV – Courtney Holland was 22nd in a time of 20:48. Rounding out the team were Hatalie Musil, Madison Trocha, Mackenzie Meacham and Francesa Rapiti with a separation time of 2:22. Mikayla Felice also competed.

Varsity Boys

Tommy Paulson came in 59th in a time of 14:33. Trailing him were Brian Ackerson, Ramon Cardenas, Aaron Jackson and Michael Gage; separation time was 2:48. Rounding out the field were Brandon Painter and Jamel Fulmore.

Frosh/Soph – Preston Summerhays placed 19th in 14:53. Just two back was Jared Palmyra and following him were Matt Parrotte, David Inman and Truman Rogers; separation time 2:15. Christopher Pickett, Caleb Bender, Nathan Stewart, Eddie Polkenhorn and Joerell Fulmore also ran.

The boys did not field a JV team.

Lincoln will compete in the North Tahoe Kiwanis Invitational Sept. 11.