Boys’ Cross Country Teams Finish Strong in Gunnison
by Martinique Davis
Sep 16, 2008 | 633 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
OURAY – Five was the Ouray Cross Country team’s lucky number last weekend in Gunnison, with both the high school boys and the middle school boys posting fifth place team finishes.

Ouray High School senior Kyle Schoenebaum also shared in Ouray’s lucky fives trend, finishing fifth place overall among high school varsity boys.

“It was one of the stronger placings ever achieved by Ouray runners,” said coach Bernie Pearce.

Thanks to Schoenebaum’s strong result in his field of 92, combined with solid results from teammates Jake Link, who placed 18th, and Scott Fedel, who finished 33rd, the Ouray boys scored an even 100 as a team to take fifth place in the event’s overall standings. “Subtracting the 3A and larger schools, Ouray was the top 1A/2A squad on the course,” Pearce said.

The middle school boys also placed fifth in team rankings on the strength of 106 points, propelled by a stellar 12th place finish by Justin Clark as well as commendable top 25 results from Jacob Fedel, 23rd, and Clay Zimmerman, 25th.

The high school girls did not have enough runners compete to be able to score as a team, but Pearce said the ladies are showing great promise thanks to the talents of team members Taylor Schoenebaum, Betsy Stovicek, Sam Willits, Cory Hibbard, Brittney Manzagol, and Michal Fagrelius.

Ouray runners will tackle their next distance challenge Friday, Sept. 19 when they compete at the Ramble at the Reservoir at Ridgway State Park. They will then travel to Hotchkiss on Saturday, Sept. 20 for the Hotchkiss Invitational.
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