Viking Opener

Sep. 14, 2002

PHOTOS BY CAMERON POTTER

BOYS
Senior Boys Results (ezmeets)

Analy's Ruben Mora-Roman (10:23) ran to the win in the senior boys race despite being stung by a bee with half a mile to go. "I pushed myself from the start and just blocked out the pain." said Mora-Roman. SENIOR PHOTOS Cozza & Gallagher  Mora-Roman  Mora-Roman & Camacho
Junior Boys Results (ezmeets)
Newman's J.K. Withers (10:20) won a great battle over Montgomery's K.C. Cody (10:22) and Matt Fitch (10:25) in the junior boys race. "At the start I got boxed in and stuck behind a pack." said Withers. "I caught the lead pack at the mile and made a push from there." JUNIOR PHOTOS Withers, Cody & Fitch  McFarlin  Withers, Cody & Fitch  Teeter
Frosh/Soph Boys Results (ezmeets)
In the sophomore boys race Redwood's Jake Schmitt moved to third on the all-time sophomore list with the best time of the day at 10:11. Ukiah's Tim Quiroga was second in 10:43. Frosh/Soph PHOTOS Start  Quiroga  Quiroga  Schmitt  Schmitt
Open Boys Results (ezmeets)
GIRLS Junior/Senior Girls Results (ezmeets)
The Junior/Senior Girls race was a hotly contested one as Oak Ridge junior Natalie White (11:30) finished just ahead of Sacred Heart senior Michelle Gallagher (11:33) and Rancho Cotate junior Phyllis Blanchard (11:38). All four girls ahead of White on the all-time list are state champions. Junior/Senior PHOTOS Blanchard, White & Gallagher  Boes  White  Top 5  Conley  Leland  Sweaney
Frosh/Soph Girls Results (ezmeets)
In the Frosh/Soph Girls race Maria Carrillo's Amy Robinson was an easy winner in 11:57. A few girls went SPRINTING to the lead of the race at the start. "I knew those girls were insane." said Robinson. After catching and passing them it was an unpressured race for Robinson. "I wish the second mile had been faster for me." said Robinson. Casa Grande sophomore Ashton LeSieur made what will probably be a rare appearance for her as she had a day of from soccer to place second in 12:10. Frosh/Soph PHOTOS Blake & Mullin  Conley  Charles, Ochoa & McManus  Fladseth & LeSieur   Gnoss & Blake  LeSieur  Mullin  Robinson  Robinson  Sorentino   Sottile & Henrich  Walsh  Walsh & Conley
Open Girls Results (ezmeets)
Alumni Results
Local Viking Opener Combined times
All-Time Lists
Boys
Boys class
Girls
In the first 14 years of this race 22 girls had run 12:22 or better. Today 13 ran that mark increasing the total to 30. Girls class
Teams Combining the times of the top 5 boys from each race the Vikings came out on top with a 53:51 total time compared to Redwood at 54:15 and Santa Rosa at 55:11. In the girls the Vikings were even better, destroying the old team best by Maria Carrillo last year at 62:45, with a blistering 61:24, plus three more girls under 13:00. The 2002 Carrillo team was strong as well at 63:08 with Ukiah (65:52), Alemeda (66:04) and Del Oro (66:29) all moving onto the all-time list.