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Folsom boys run well at Stanford

By: Staff Report
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Folsom High’s varsity boys’ cross country team is having their best season in recent years. Coming off a couple solid performances, the boys competed at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday and put together the school’s best performance ever by placing eighth out of 42 schools. Sam Scheuer led the way by placing 29th in 16:27 and four others scoring runners finished within the next 50 seconds. Aaron Burkhead placed 44th in 16:39, followed by Jon Barrows (64th, 17:04), Vinnie Morin (79th, 17:15) and Ryley Hoffman (17:17). Scheuer, Burkhead and Barrows posted the second through fourth-fastest times by Folsom High runners at the meet. Austin Bailey finished in 17:33 followed by Michael Kinoshita in 17:57, who had to recover after being knocked down early in the race. The rest of the team competed in Angels Camp at the Frogtown Invitational. Another set of varsity runners competed very well and ended up 14th out of 30 schools. Jake Goodwin was the team’s top finisher in 13th in 18:35. Cristiano Bobiles (65th, 19:33), Phil West (66th, 19:35), David Hanson (79th, 20:04) and Blake Shaw (124th, 21:15) rounded out the team. Lisa Hoang and Justine Angello ran for the varsity girls, placing 120th (28:29) and 140th (30:44), respectively. The freshman boys’ placed sixth thanks to another tight finish one through five. John Kretschmann placed 27th in 14:37 followed by Weston Dewitt (28th, 14:38), Jordan Denny (32nd, 14:47), Matt Merrill (36th, 16:31), Jim Broff (41st, 16:54) and Will Randall (50th, 20:10). Peter Merrill ran for the sophomore boys and placed 43rd in 13:57, while Jenn Rees and Kaeti Park participated for the sophomore girls, Rees running 23rd in 17:22 and Park finishing 51st in 19:06. At the freshman level, Katie Bock ran third in 14:41, while Muna Alhamad placed 18th in 16:38.