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Cross Country Mustangs Capture Valley Oak League Title

All four levels of Oakdale High School cross country teams won Valley Oak League championships. The final VOL meet was held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Mistlin Park in Ripon. Oakdale took first place in all races.

For the varsity girls, Bradie Evans took second place overall in the five kilometer race with a time of 20:05. Senior Brady Wylie finished fourth overall at 20:32. Ava Calandro earned a top five finish as she finished in fifth place at 20:39. Aubri Scott placed sixth overall at 20:41 and placing 10th overall was Shelby Cotner at 21:04.

It was a thrilling finish for the varsity boys. Three Mustang runners finished within one second of each other. Taking first place, and finishing one step over the second place finisher, was Omar Alsaidi at 12:52. Mason Oliveira placed second overall at 12:52 as well. Jackson Oliveira placed third overall at 15:53. Earning top 15 honors were Ismael Dominguez (seventh overall; 16:14) and Jacob Cavanaugh (12th overall; 16:39).

Oakdale’s freshman/sophomore girls had four top six finishers in their two-mile race. Taylor Reams placed first overall at 13:50. Summer McGinnis placed third overall at 14:21. Unique Sanders placed fourth at 14:24. Susanna Orr placed sixth at 14:51.

The boys freshman/sophomore team had four top five finishers. Quinn Baca placed first in the two-mile race at 11:16. Jesus Covarrubias placed second at 11:45. Jaxton Marler placed fourth at 11:48 and Mitchell Benning placed fifth at 11:50.

“We are really happy for all of our runners,” said coach Guy Fowler. “We had a ton of personal bests and won the league championship in all four divisions. The varsity girls had to step up today against a tough Sierra team. This was the first time that all the varsity girls were healthy for a meet, combined that with their desire to continue the league championship streak to six in a row. The varsity boys were not pushed very much. They had a controlled run today and were making sure we finished with no injuries.”

Up next for the teams will be the Sub-Section meet on Saturday, Nov. 4.