Zebras set personal records in Stockton

Preparing for first league meet
By: Aaron Jackson for The News Messenger
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The Lincoln High cross-country team ran in the Pacific Tigers Invite at Elkhorn Golf Club in Stockton Saturday.

The varsity boys were led by senior Preston Summerhays, who came in with a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds for the 3.1-mile race. The team came in 27th out of 31 competing.

The varsity girls were led by junior Destiny Everett, who came in with a time of 19:14 over the 3.1-mile course. The team came in 18th out of 32 participating in the event.

The JV boys were led by junior Arturo Medina, with a time of 12:13 for the 2-mile event. And the JV girls were led by junior Millie Hinson with a time of 15:26.

“I feel I ran well, though the competition was a little bit tougher than in the past since we have moved up to Division II,” Everett said. “Saturday was a good opportunity to see where I can fit in as of now.

Everett added “I am going to be doing more intense training and work on my endurance to improve and get ready for the next league meet.”

Summerhays said he felt running against the bigger schools helped him reach a new level.

“Having a lot of big schools to compete with definitely helped me to push myself to set a PR,” said Summerhays. “I need to get extra time in on hills to prepare myself for Bear River. I am excited and looking forward to the upcoming meets.”

The Fighting Zebras had 14 individual athletes set personal records for the race and each of the four squads set team records for the event.

Head coach Courtney Amalong is very pleased with her teams’ efforts and hard work.

The Zebras next race is in two weeks, as they travel to Bear River High School for the second Pioneer Valley League meet Oct. 11.

The team was happy with their performance and ready to train even harder.

_ Aaron Jackson is the sports information director for Lincoln High School.