MHS harriers open campaign at 6-team meet


KINGSTON – Mendota High School’s cross country team traveled to Kingston on Aug. 29 to open the 2019 season.

Lydia Camp of Harvest Christian Academy ran away from the field of 51 in the girls’ race. She finished the 3-mile course in 19:26.

Mendota’s top finish came from Aliza Salinas, who placed 26th in a time of 25:33. Jamie Dooley was 34th in a time of 27:21, Bonnie Hall was 43rd (31:52) and Piper Artman was 50th (37:00).

Harvest Christian Academy had the top team score, posting a total of 29 points, followed by Hampshire’s 48, Genoa-Kingston’s 64, and North Boone’s 113.  Mendota and Indian Creek did not field full teams.

In the boys’ run, Mathe Olech of Havest Christian took the field of 64 in a time of 15:52.

Mendota was led by Andrew Stamberger (26th, 20:28) and Ty Connelly (30th, 20:57). Additional Mendota finishes were Sam Lawrence (32nd, 21:16), Trent Stamberger (35th, 22:03), Alex Hermosillo (51st, 24:08), Liam Indigo (52nd, 24:12) and Hunter Siebert (61st, 26:42).

Harvest Christian’s 23 team points helped it sweep the night. Hampshire was next with 41, while North Boone posted 70, Mendota had 124, and host school Genoa Kingston finished with 131.

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