Thursday, January 14, 2010

Standout runners will be honored

From Sacramento Bee:

Marathoner Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, who competed for the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, will present awards to members of the All-Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls cross country teams at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fleet Feet Sports, 2311 J St., in Sacramento.

Among those to be honored is girls MVP Karlie Garcia, a freshman at Oakmont High School. Garcia won the section Division II championship and was fourth at the California Interscholastic Federation D-II state finals last fall. She also placed third at the Foot Locker West regional and 15th at Foot Locker's national finals.

Garcia is the first girl from the section since Ponderosa's Jen Schindler in 1996 to be named a Foot Locker All-American. The award goes to the top 15 at nationals.

Area girls voted to the first team are Vista del Lago's Madeleine Ankhelyi, Placer's Shannon Harcus, Del Oro's Emma Freeman, Oak Ridge's Hayley Scott, Sheldon's Breanna Lewis and Granite Bay's Brooke Holt.

Area boys named first team are Davis' Corey Coates and Trevor Halsted, Del Campo's Josh Mercado, El Camino's Chris Kigar and Oak Ridge's Amjed Aboukhadijeh.

Area athletes named to the boys second team are Adam Kelly-Strong, Jesuit; Grayson Hough, Davis; Steven White, Rocklin; and Nathan Williams, Oak Ridge.

Area girls named to the second team are Oak Ridge's Samantha Ralstin, Davis' Christine Bowlus, Woodcreek's Courtney Crosta and Bear River's Breanne Mitchell.

Bill Paterson

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