Bears run to high finishes at Trinity, girls team places first

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Ellen Sampson of the Mount Shasta High School cross country team

Coach Steve Nesheim said the Bears cross country team cruised to victory in Weaverville last week.

“We chose to take a relaxed competitive approach and decided to run a tempo run during the race and let the score fall were it did,” Nesheim wrote in his weekly summary.

“Despite not taking the meet seriously the girls won over Central Valley and Trinity. The boys were third of five teams.  Considering that three of our top four boys did not make the trip, beating Redding Adventist and Trinity was sweet. Both those teams denied us

Northern Section titles over the last two years.”

Nesheim pointed to the effort by Wesley Woodside, who ran his best pace of the season under poor race conditions. Hamedo Mohamed also shaved time off of his 2010 best race pace.

Mount Shasta is scheduled to run in the Weed Invitational this afternoon at Weed High School.

Trinity Invitational results, Oct. 21, Weaverville

Girls Varsity/JV

3rd, Ellen Sampson, 16:44; 4th, Lisa Shinohara, 16:44; 5th, Danielle Tognolini, 16:44; 12th, Sara Rogers, 18:20; 17th, Jennifer Rubio, 19:16; 18th, Violet Bolstridge, 19:16.

Team scoring – Mount Shasta, 32; Central Valley, 41; Trinity, 51.

Boys Varsity/JV

7th, Michael Cook, 14:17; 22nd, Wesley Woodside, 15:32; 23rd, Hamedo Mohamed, 15:44; 24th, Cody Lakin, 15:44; 25th, Tommy Hake, 15:44; 36th, Tanner George, 7:17.

Team scoring – Central Valley, 30; Modoc, 74; Mount Shasta, 75; Redding Adventist, 78; Trinity, 94.

Lisa Shinohara of the Mount Shasta High School cross country team