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Stephens Runs Well At Stanford

By: Staff Report
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Del Oro’s Trevor Stephens ran well at last Saturday’s prestigious Stanford Cross Country Invitational, which attracted scores of runners and teams from all over California. Stephens, a junior, competed in the 5,000-meter boys Div. III varsity race and placed a respectable 32nd with a time of 16:12. Earlier, Stephens captured first place in the varsity small school race held at the Nevada Union Invitational, in Grass Valley. Stephens’ time over the 3-mile course was 16:21. Del Oro’s other top varsity runner at Nevada Union was senior Sam Baker who took 14th place in 17:22. The top girls varsity runner at NU was Alexa Lua, who covered the 3-mile course in 19:59. In the JV division, Del Oro’s boys were led by Austin Smith (19:21), who was ninth, Blake Dupriest (19:31), who took 15th and Brad Whaler (19:36), who placed 18th. Del Oro’s girls JV runners also had a strong showing as Sydney Proiette was second in 22:18. She was followed in by Anna Paraskevopoulos, who took sixth in 23:19. In the frosh-soph ranks, Brent Giles took fourth for the boys in 18:39, while Ashley Dessert was seventh in the girls in 21:40, and teammate Maddy Montgomery eighth in 21:49. ~ Staff report