Cross country team hosts invite

By: Staff Report
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Del Oro’s cross country teams had another big turnout this season with the Golden Eagles fielding more than 90 runners. Coaches Kevin and Linda Ostenberg are expecting a good campaign after both the boys and girls teams earned state berths at the Div. III level in 2011. “We have a lot of kids out and they’re all working hard,” said Kevin Osteberg. “All total, we have 96 runners competing right now.” The runners will kick off their official season today with the Cross Country Invitational, which will see running get underway at 5:40 p.m., today, Aug. 30, at Del Oro A field of 17 teams join the Golden Eagle runners for the event. Schools entered include Woodcreek, Union Mine, Yuba City, Rio Americano, Antelope, El Camino, Placer, Jesuit, Granite Bay, El Dorado, Nevada Union, Roseville, Pleasant Grove, Oakmont, River Valley and Sacramento Country Day. The frosh-soph girls will get things going, followed by the frosh-soph boys at 6:10; the JV and varsity girls at 6:40; and the JV and Varsity boys at 7:10 p.m. Del Oro will compete in three Sierra Foothill League meets this season. The first will be on Sept. 12, at Willow Hills, in Folsom, with the second coming Oct. 3, at Nevada Union, in Grass Valley. The SFL championship meet will be held on Oct. 25, at William Jessup in Rocklin. 2012 Del Oro Cross Country Thursday, Aug. 30 Del Oro X-country Invite 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 3-Mile Time Trial, Loomis Park Saturday, Sept. 8 at Nevada Invitational, Reno Wednesday, Sept. 12 Sierra Foothill League #1 Meet, Willow Hills Saturday, Sept. 15 at Nevada Union Invitational Thursday, Sept. 20 3-Mile Time Trial, Loomis Park Saturday, Sept. 29 Ram Invitational, Daly City Saturday, Sept. 29 Stanford Invitational, Palo Alto Wednesday, Oct. 3 Sierra Foothill League #2 Meet, Grass Valley Saturday, Oct. 6 Del Oro Invitational Saturday, Oct. 13 Bella Vista Invitational, Willow Hills October 18-21 Mt. Sac Invitational, Walnut Thursday, Oct. 25 SFL Championships, William Jessup/Rocklin Saturday, Nov. 3 Sac-Joaquin Sub Sections, Angels Camp Saturday, Nov. 10 Sac-Joaquin Sections, Willow Hills Saturday, Nov. 24 CIF State Meet, Fresno