Corning, Providence run in section finals
The high-school cross country season in the Northern Section came to a close on Thursday, as 20 boys and 17 girls teams competed in the NSCIF Finals held at West Valley High in Cottonwood.
Corning High finished fifth in the boys three-mile race with 188 points. The Cardinals were just two points behind fourth-place West Valley, with Shasta winning the championship with 47. Providence Christian came in 17th with 433 points.
Jesus Diera was Corning's fastest, just missing out on a top-10 finishing with his 11th-place time of 16 minutes, 30.72 seconds. The winning time was turned in by Etna's John Whelan, the only runner to record a sub-16:00 at 15:29.80.
Tucker Hoffman from Providence was two seconds back of Diera, at 16:32.65 (12th).
Also competing for Corning were Rogelio Silva, 17:03.10 (19th); Durante Rodriguez, 17:29.55 (35th); Miguel Rios, 18:07.35 (67th); Oscar Torres, 18:28.31 (79th); Erik Rios, 19:04.88 (99th); Kent Barron, 22:28.07 (158th); Cory Walker, 23:00.79 (160th) and Timothy Mesa, 23:25.45 (163rd).
Guy Sinclair ran a 19:04.15 for Providence (98th), and was joined by fellow Lions Matthew Reese, 20:31.87 (131st); Nathan Bristley, 20:52.62 (139th); and Jacob Grant, 23:13.98 (161st).
A total of 179 runners took on the course.
West Valley broke the tape for the girls race with 63 points. Corning finished 16th out of 17 teams with 433 points.
Ana Carillo's 23:23.31 was Corning's best finish and was good for 73rd. The race was won by West Valley's Jenna Storms in 19:11.31.
Karly Lira came in 87th with her 24:09.63, and was joined by Yesenia Torres, 25:42.84 (112th); Brianna Ramirez, 29:28.61 (132nd) and Angelica Ibarra, 29:34.24 (133).