Annie Mahnke nears the finish line during the home cross country meet Wednesday, Oct. 11. Photo by Ashley Grogan

Varsity boys cross country earns second at home meet

The Lassen Grizzly cross country teams hosted Yreka, U-Prep and Anderson athletes for a Northern Athletic League meet held at Susanville Ranch Park Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The Grizzly varsity boys’ team finished in second place with a final score of 46 points earned from the placings of the top five finishers on the team.

The races included a 5K for both of the varsity teams and a 3,200-meter trail for the junior varsity teams.

William Beterbide sprints toward the finish during the junior varsity boys’ cross country meet at Susanville Ranch Park. Photo by Ashley Grogan

Jack Mallery was the first Grizzly to finish the boys’ varsity race with a time of 17:50. He finished fourth overall.

Garrett Sandborg was the sixth to finish the race with a time of 18:08. Deric Davenport finished in eighth place overall with a time of 18:25. Neil Growdon finished 13th with a time of 18:55. Jake Wilburn came in 15th with 19:08 on the clock, and Trenton Morgan finished 18th overall with a time of 19:29.

Jacob Daniels was the 21st runner to finish with a time of 20:11. Skyler Sager and Sterling Chandler each finished with a time of 21:28, thus tying them for the 22nd spot. Isaiz Seals was 24th to finish with a time of 21:51. Waylon Miller finished 25th with 22:33 on the clock, and Drew Nickell finished 26th overall with a time of 23:16.

Though Lassen only had enough participants in the one division to solidify a spot in the team rankings, the Grizzlies saw great times from the varsity girls’ and the junior varsity teams as well.

In the varsity girls’ race, Ariana Miranda finished ninth overall with a time of 22:05. Close behind was Mary Cizin, who finished 12th overall with a 23:27 finish.

Jack Duncan and William Beterbide represented the Grizzlies in the junior varsity boys’ race. Duncan finished 12th overall with a time of 15:13 and Beterbide finished 14th with 15:42 on the clock.

For the junior varsity girls’ team, Annie Mahnke was the only Grizzly to compete, but she was up to the challenge to represent Lassen High well. She finished sixth overall out of the 12 runners with a time of 21:16.

The next meet on the schedule for Lassen’s runners will be the Trinity Invitational held Friday, Oct. 27 at the East Weaver Creek Campground in Weaverville, California.