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Lady Tomahawk harriers win at Cedarcrest
MARYSVILLE The North County class cross country meet Thursday, Oct. 12, at Cedarcrest Golf Course was a day that would have made any chamber of commerce happy. The 5K (3.1-mile) course ran opposite the 2005 design, providing the harriers more downhill on a beautiful, sunny and unseasonably warm autumn afternoon.
The M-P Lady Tomahawks raced to a first-place finish among the 17 teams while their male counterparts placed third.
The Lady Tomahawks were led by six top-10 finishers in the unique race that pits the boys and girls together in their four respective grade levels.
Class of 2010 harrier Kaylie Kimmell finished first overall in a time of 19:20, followed by the second- and fifth-place overall, respectively, of sophomores Lauren Ainsworth (19:53) and Marissa Schafer (20:19); second-place junior Haley Nemra in 19:20; and seniors Megan Crenshaw (21:12) and Amanda Weaver (21:20).
The male Tommies had four top-10 finishers that contributed toward their third-place total of 33 points.
Freshmen Josh Laquian and John Crenshaw finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in times of 17:32 and 17:42; junior Ryan Lemmon placed third overall in 17:04 and senior Jesse Masten came in eight-place overall in 17:07.
Coach Randy Edens said he and his coaching staff wanted to try and see what happens with the reversed 5K course.
In the first mile of nearly every race we were close to a 5-minute mile pace, Edens said as the sun ducked behind the clouds.
On the girls side we are really young, but all in all I am really pleased. I think we have almost everyone in good postseason condition and ready to race. This (Cedarcrest G.C.) is a great spot, and it wouldnt be possible without their staff and the city of Marysville.