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Rocklin wins boys cross country title

Depth is big key for Thunder
By: Kurt Johnson, The Press Tribune
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Amazing depth was the key for the Rocklin High cross country team Friday as it raced to the team title at the Sierra Foothill League meet at William Jessup University. Woodcreek’s Tyler Raposa out-kicked Steven White of Rocklin for the boys’ individual crown, but the Thunder placed five runners in the top 14 to claim the league title over the Timberwolves. Spencer Thibideau of Granite Bay was fourth. “Great race today with Rocklin and Woodcreek battling it out for the league championships,” said Woodcreek coach Terri McKillop. “This was a super exciting race today with Rocklin coming out on top, scoring their top five all under 14th place.” Del Oro’s Nathan Paddeck finished fourth, with Spencer Thibideau of Granite Bay right behind him in fifth position. Colin Bruice of Rocklin was sixth, followed by Hunter Tyler of Woodcreek and Edixon Piglisi of Oakmont. Boys Varsity: Final league meet team results: Friday's scores: Rocklin 42, Woodcreek 61, GBay 74, Del Oro 86, NU 115, OHS 141. Overall league standings: 1st Rocklin 23-1, 2nd Woodcreek 21-3, Top 10 (all-league): 1 Tyler Raposa WC 15:29 (course record), 2. Steven White Rock 15:35, 3.Nathan Paddeck DO 15:49, 4.Spencer Thibideau GB 15:54, 5. Colin Bruice Rock 16:01, 6. Hunter Tyler Wood 16:11, 7. Edixon Puglisi Oak 16:13, 8. Toby Uptain-Villa DO 16:13, 9. Parker Ahlf Rock 16:19, 10. Cassidy Bertsch GB 16:20, Next five: 11. Bryant Hom GB 16:28, 12 Cody Fikes Rock 16:30, 13 Brandon Biando Wood 16:31, 14 David Cummings Rock 16:32, 15. Cody Carlton NU 16:34 JV Boys: Rocklin 41, Woodcreek 69, GB 76, Del Oro 110, NU 114, Oakmont 140, Roseville 170. JV boys top eight: Trent Brendel GB 10:32, Alex Macchietto Rock 10:53, Caleb Stordahl GB 11:05, Nik Garcia-Haupert OHS 11:26, Ben Scanlan Rock 11:27, Daniel Coulter Wood 11:28, Justin Clark Wood 11:28, Logan Stahl Rose 11:31