Oak Ridge fresh-soph girls win Trojan Invite

By: Staff Report
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Oak Ridge High’s freshman-sophomore girls’ cross country team kept their win streak alive, but it was close. At the seventh annual Trojan Invitational on Saturday at Willow Hills, Oak Ridge ran well and finished with 31 points, just seven in front of Sheldon, to improve to 4-0 on the season. Samantha Kilcollins led the way, as she was the first of Oak Ridge’s four top-10 finishers, as she placed third in 14 minutes, 38 seconds. Whitney Wilhelmy and Femke Keukenkamp followed Kilcollins closely, as Wilhelmy placed fifth two seconds back, while Keukenkamp finished eight seconds later in sixth place. Mindy Ong ran seventh, three seconds behind Keukenkamp in 14:51, while Aishani Kumar placed 12th in 15:07. Also running for Oak Ridge were Marina Titova (15th, 15:11), Alison Bamford (20th, 15:29), Lauren Martinez (26th, 15:55), Karina Kauffman (28th, 16:06), Maile Tostenson (30th, 16:24), Sarah Reinhart (42nd, 17:20) and Sami Jo Sanfelice (47th, 17:43). The freshman-sophomore boys placed second well behind McClatchy. Colin Pilcher was Oak Ridge’s top finisher, as he crossed the line in 12:29 and in seventh place. Jordan Hordesky ran 11th in 12:40, beginning a string of Oak Ridge finishers. JT Janecek finished seven seconds later in 15th followed by Nick Campanello (18th, 12:50) and Alex Merry (19th, 12:53). Other Oak Ridge finishers included Brett Ford (29th, 13:23), Zac Forte (39th, 13:43), Bret McNamee (43rd, 13:53), Garrett Bardini (58th, 14:30), Kyle Denison (63rd, 14:38), Justin Hong (86th, 16:12) and Ian Feekes (88th, 16:14). At the junior varsity level, Frank Sciales ran eighth in 20:53, while Josh Michael finished 10th in 21:25. The youth race for runners ages 8 to 14 kicked off the meet with 161 runners, the most in the invitational’s history. The top-10 finishers received medals, while the rest of the participants earned ribbons. Oak Ridge will compete in the first Delta River League meet of the season today at Granite Regional Park.