Woodward Reservoir was a good place to be for the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs cross country team, as they captured the Valley Oak League crown at the final VOL meet of the season, staged at Woodward.
The Oct. 30 meet saw the varsity girls finish in first place overall for that event, as well as clinching repeat honors as VOL champs.
Hannah Beth Norman was crowned League Champion and took All League honors with a time of 19:53. She was followed by Haleigh Humble, third in 20:38 and Kayden Legan, fourth in 20:38. Both runners also earned All-League status.
Kassidy Fmura was ninth in 21:49, Jayd Gordon was 10th overall in 21:53.
Varsity boys took second as a team and at the meet, paced by Simon Appel, second in 16:28 and taking All-League honors.
Caleb Cavanaugh, eighth, 17:20; Dax Daley, 11th, 17:32; Dominic Robles, 13th, 18:03; and Brandon Martinez, 15th, 18:15, rounded out the effort.
The frosh/soph boys went a distance of two miles and the Oakdale team took second at the Oct. 30 meet, second overall in league. Alex Martinez was sixth overall in 12:34, followed by Eli Elting, seventh in 12:38 and Cody Morrill also breaking into the top ten, 10th in 12:47.
There was no team scoring in the frosh soph girls, but the Oakdale squad had some top performers in the two-mile event, paced by Victoria Becerra, third in 15:53; Bella Weaver, fourth in 18:03; Alexandra Becerra, fifth in 18:09.
“We had an outstanding day. Hannah Beth Norman has been training really hard and it has paid off for her,” said coach Guy Fowler. “Simon Appel continues to impress me with each race. We have the potential to have a lot of state championship qualifiers and that process begins for us next week, so it is back to work.”
Next race is the CIF SJS Sub-Section meet, set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Frogtown in Angels Camp.