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Lincoln’s Snook qualifies for CIF State Meet

By: Staff report
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Lincoln High cross country star, sophomore Shannon Snook, qualified for the CIF State Meet with her performance at the Sac-Joaquin Section meet at Folsom High Saturday. The State Meet will be held Nov. 29 at Woodward Park in Fresno. Snook will be Lincoln’s first cross country athlete to go to state since Kyle Knutson in 2005. Lincoln’s varsity girls competed as a team in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Division III Saturday and the Zebras placed eighth as a team. The top three teams qualified for the state meet. The top five individuals not on a state-qualifying team also advanced and that is how Snook qualified. The individuals also have to finish in the top-14 overall to qualify. Snook was the fourth individual qualifier, placing 11th overall among the field of 64 with her time of 21:13 on the 3.1-mile course. Snook was followed in by teammates sophomore Heather Felt (18th, 21:30), junior Samantha Keck (50th, 24:36), senior Jennifer Keck (56th, 25:37), senior Noel Corley (60th, 26:46) and junior Deidre Graham (61st, 27:35). Lincoln junior Shannar Everts also ran in the race but she was unable to finish due to injury. Lincoln freshman Travis Miskell placed first overall in the freshmen boys DIII race, completing the 2.1-mile course in 12:37. Teammates Brian Keck (fourth among 27, 13:10) and Brandon Waidmann (ninth, 13:33) followed him in. Lincoln freshman Sammy Klipp finished 32nd among 41 runners in the frosh-soph girls DIII race with her time of 16:49.