Nov 14, 2014 03:49PM
● By Catherine Garrett
The Juan Diego Catholic High School girls cross-country team placed 14th at the 3A state championship at Sugarhouse Park Oct. 22. They were led by freshman Kelly Shearer who set a personal record in finishing 12th out of 118 runners. Shearer placed first in a home region meet in mid-September at the Cottonwood Complex and at Round Valley Golf Course in a meet at Morgan this season Sept. 30. Her other first-place finish at the inaugural Catholic School Cross Country Classic at Wheeler Historic Farm Sept. 26 led the six-member Soaring Eagle squad to the title. The girls’ fourth-place Region 10 finish, with Kelly placing second individually, qualified the team for the state meet. Also competing for Juan Diego this fall was senior captain Olivia Causse, who set a personal record by finishing 50th at state, along with senior Jean Glasser; junior Emily Crawford; and sophomores Gentry Christiansen and Anna Schlehuber. The boys were led by freshman Turner Crooms and junior Andrew Zinman—both who set personal records at the state meet—and senior captain Kevin Hemmersmeier. Also on the Soaring Eagle boys squad were seniors James Barbera, Devon Cook and Kyle McGlinn; junior Richard Owen; sophomore Braxden Hanzelka; and freshmen Colter Gansen, Troy Hemmersmeier and Thomas Moore.
Catholic XC Meet
Nine Juan Diego Catholic High School cross-country runners qualified for the 3A state cross-country meet held Oct. 22 at Sugarhouse Park – Kelley Shearer, Olivia Causse, Gentry Christiansen, Anna Schlehuber, Emily Crawford, Jean Glasser, Turner Crooms, Andrew Zinman and Kevin Hemmersmeier