Sonoma boys, girls set for NCS cross country
Sonoma’s standout senior Chris Tose, seen beginning his sixth-place effort at the recent SCL championship meet on Santa Rosa’s Spring Lake course, will lead the Dragon boys into tomorrow’s, Saturday, Nov. 17, challenging NCS Division-3 meet in Hayward.
The challenging North Coast Section championship meets take place tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hayward High School, and Sonoma Valley High School’s cross country boys and girls, coached by John Litzenberg, will be taking their best runs in the highly competitive Division-3 races.
In the NCS boys’ meet, the Dragons will be paced by seniors Chris Tose – an SCL sixth-place finisher who posted the second fastest time (16 minutes, 6 seconds) for a Sonoma boy runner on the 3.08-mile Spring Lake course in Santa Rosa – Peter Gray, A.J. Lemaire, Greg Maggioncalda and Ryland Osborne; and juniors Owen Ljung and Keegan Ginter.
Pacing the Lady Dragons into the NCS Division-3 girls’ meet are seniors Hannah Cenci – who ran the second fastest time (19:20) for a Sonoma girl runner at Spring Lake and earned a thrilling second-place finish – Gianna Biaggi, Laura Amador and Serena Spry; junior Itzel Macedonio; and freshmen Madeline Libbey and Brianna Lehane.
A final decision on taking away the SCL girls’ cross country co-title from Sonoma over the use of an unofficial photo posted online disputing the order of finish between a Lady Dragon and Petaluma runner is still pending.
The Lady Dragons had entered the league championship meet in third-place, but ended up winning the meet and claiming a share of the SCL title with Piner.