Scottsbluff boys sweep Western Conference, Gering girls second
     2012-10-05      By Gering Citizen   
SIDNEY — Sidney’s Western Conference Cross Country meet on Saturday saw the Scottsbluff boys placing five of the top ten runners for a first place team standing led by sophomore Shane Burkey at first place. Sidney boys were second, Mitchell third, and Gering fourth, with Chadron and Alliance fifth and sixth respectively.

Sidney’s Alli Jay Ehler had the home advantage, taking first place with a time of 15:49 in the girls’ standings, followed by Gering’s Rackel Huffman in second, and Scottsbluff’s Taylor Muncie in third.

Boys’ varsity team results:

Scottsbluff 17, Sidney 32, Mitchell 47, Gering 57, Chadron 91, Alliance 121.

Boys Varsity Top 10: Shane Burkey, Scottsbluff, 17:31; Jachob Wiedeburg, Sidney, 17:31; Ben Willis-Teff, Scottsbluff, 17:54; Tate Harvey, Mitchell, 18:03; Nathan Pritchard, Scottsbluff, 18:04; Michael Mapes, Gering, 18:09; Sam Arterburn, Sidney, 18:24; Luke Parsley, Scottsbluff, 18:35; Tomas Carillo, Scottsbluff, 18:38, and Hayden Lienemann, Sidney, 18:45.

Area highlights:

11,Levi Avila, Mitchell,18:47.00; 12, Edward Grentz, Mitchell,18:48.00, 14, Hunter Hancock, Scottsbluff, 19:13.00, 16, Caleb Hayden, Gering,19:23.00;17, Sam Leach, Gering,19:24.00;18, Aaron Pierce, Gering, 19:26.00; 19,Jacey Shaul, Gering,19:38.00; 20, Luis Panduro, Mitchell,19:46.00; 26,Jeremy Carrizales, Mitchell,20:24.00;27, Nate Jenkins, Mitchell,20:30.00; 29,Arich Knaub, Gering,20:51.00.
Girls’ varsity team results

Sidney 31, Gering 33, Chadron 36, Scottsbluff 48.

Girls Varsity Top 10: Alli Jay Ehler, Sidney, 15:49; Rachel Huffman, Gering, 15:58, Taylor Muncie, Scottsbluff, 16:07; Nicky Applegarth, Chadron, 16:33; Briley Hannaford, Chadron, 16:50; Kiya Passero, Chadron, 17:04; Marisa Robles, Gering, 17:20; Kali Rimington, Gering, 18:22; Kelsey Adamson, Alliance, 17:28, and Genessa Schilz, Sidney, 17:29.

Area highlights:

14,Shayleigh James, Scottsbluff,17:45.00; 16,Celeste Calderon, Scottsbluff,17:56.00; 17,Damaris Martinez, Gering,17:57.00; 18,Tyli Muncie, Scottsbluff, 18:09.00; 19, Claire Holsinger, Scottsbluff, 18:12.00; 20, Hadley Kirk, Gering,18:25.00; 21, Julia Ybarra, Gering,18:41.00; 23,Vanessa Avalos, Scottsbluff, 20:35.00; 26, Madison Holstein, Mitchell,21:59.00.

It’s a busy week for the Gering Cross Country teams, who will next compete at the Sidney Invitational this Thursday, then travel to Cheyenne on Friday for the last two meets of the season. The District meet is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 in Ogallala.

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