Goos, Balerud pave way for strong finish in Grand Island
GRAND ISLAND — In hot and windy conditions, Telegram Super Senior Allison Goos led the way as the Columbus High girls took third at Tuesday’s Grand Island Invite.
Goos finished seventh in the kilometer race with a time of 22 minutes, 20 seconds.
Nick Balerud led the CHS boys to a fourth-place finish, completing the race in 18:12.
Andrea Medina ran a time of 24:34 to finish 19th. Norah Renner finished in 25:30 and Amanda Bennett crossed in 25:45 to take 25th and 26th, respectively. Karla Tadeo-Reyes rounded out the team score for Columbus with a time of 26:02 to finish 29th.
The top five girls gave Columbus a score of 98 points, one better than Grand Island Northwest.
Aurora won the girls team title with 29 points, placing all five runners in the top 10. Aurora’s Jonna Bart won the individual title with a time of 21:28.
Behind Balerud, Henry Adabo finished 11th in 18:50 to give the Discoverers a pair of medalists on the boys side.
Zach Ciboron finished 20th in 19:40, Lucas Miller was 22nd in 19:45 and Gilberto Rodriguez was 27th in 20:00.
The top five boys combined for 85 points, two behind Grand Island Northwest.
Omaha South won the boys title, scoring 55 points. Grand Island’s Longins Kouri took the individual title with a time of 17:35.
Other CHS runners in the girls race were: Jade Wielgus (28:02) Reyna Aguirre-Vasquez (28:05), Heaven Metcalfe (28:12), Mckenna Loften (28:22), Jada Lloyd (29:00), Celestina Appel (29:05), Ana Dominguez-Lopez (29:20), Gabrie Guevera-Madrigal (31:25), Lexi Jeffries (31:27), Averi Devish (31:35), Esmeralda Maya (32:44) and Alou Manzano-Bautista (34:58).
Other CHS boys runners were: Douglas Davidchik (20:07), Jon Samayoa (20:32), Erick Hernandez (20:42), David Dominguez-Lopez (21:12), Roman Ramirez (21:13), Jose Azamar-Lopez (22:14), Logan Albers (22:28), Winton Gassman (22:32), Luis Tovar (22:33), Jan Gomez (22:51), Erick Tadeo-Reyes (23:07), Collin Weinmeister (23:10), Jesus Baro-Partida (23:22), Jacob Czarnick (23:27), Dylan Snyder (26:44), Reece Schmidt (28:40) and Joe Campbell (30:25).
The Discoverers are off until Sept. 30 when they host their home invite.
MALCOLM — Nesrudin Yusuf led the Schuyler boys to a sixth-place finish Tuesday at the Malcolm Invite.
Yusuf finished 12th in the 5-kilometer race in 18 minutes, 30 seconds. Edgar Romero finished just outside medal position in 16th. He crossed in 18:33, missing a medal by just two seconds.
Abner Perez took 33rd in 19:41 and Zach Cruz finished 41st in 19:58 to round out the top four and give Schuyler a team score of 101 points.
Cristobal Gonzalez also ran for Schuyler, finishing in 20:30.
Malcolm won the team title with 26 points and Minden’s Aidan Wheelock was the top runner in 17:13.
For the Schuyler girls, Edith Oliden led the way as she crossed the finish line in 23:03 to finish 10th. Yessica Rodriguez finished 42nd in 26:38 and Fatima Mohamed was 43rd, a second behind Rodriguez. Iliana Hernandez finished 63rd in 29:41. Janet Ortega also ran in the race, finishing with a time of 31:14.
The Warriors finished 10th in the team standings with 143 points. Minden won the girls team title with 49 points.
Milford’s Ashley Kroese took first in the girls race in 19:41.