Photos by Janine Turner
Etna’s John Whelan rolled to a victory at the Yreka Elks Invitational cross country meet on Friday, winning the 5000m boys varsity race in 16:08.08. His margin of victory over the second place finisher was more than a minute.
Jackson Street’s Jacob Gross captured the boys middle school title, running the 1.6 mile course at Yreka’s Greenhorn Park in 10:50.11. Angelic Avery of Jackson St. was the girls middle school winner in 12:17.00.
The Yreka high school boys varsity was second, behind Shasta in the team scores. The Yreka JV boys were second, behind Roseburg. Scott Valley JH took the boys middle school title, and the Grenada girls finished on top of the middle school field.
Boys 5,000 Meters Varsity
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1 John Whelan 16:00.08 ETNA 12
2 Blake Zufall 17:03.44 SHAS 12
3 Landon Woollard 17:06.11 SHAS 11
4 Daniel Stoiber 17:07.46 CRTR 12
5 John Martinez 17:11.74 CRTR 12
6 Clayton Bunn 17:23.51 YREK 11
7 David Neill 17:25.21 YREK 11
8 Chris Midkiff 17:26.59 CHIC 12
9 Matt Jochim 17:44.47 YREK 10
10 Hunter Jensen 17:53.19 SHAS 12 (more…)