Clovis News: Sports

Buchanan sweeps D-I XC titles

Buchanan High swept today's Central Section Division I cross country races.

It was the 11th straight section championship for the Bears girls team -- which was led by Macy Bricks in 18 minutes, 11 seconds to repeat as individual champion over the 3.1-mile course at Woodward Park in Fresno. Buchanan won the team title with 28 points; Clovis West was second with 94.

The Bears boys team won its fourth straight championship behind race winner C.J. Albertson. The Bears had 28 points, followed by Stockdale (43) and Clovis (62). Albertson won in 15:19.

The early girls race highlight was a perfect score of 15 by Central Valley Christian in the D-V race. The Cavaliers' Kacie Van Hofwegen won the race in 21:46.

CVC also had an individual winner in the D-V boys race: Tyler Vander Schuur in 16:56. The Cavaliers, however, were edged by Tranquillity for the team title, 30-31.

In the D-II boys race, Justin Vilhauer of Redwood repeated as individual champion in 15:47. Vilhauer has committed to No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State.

Here are the teams results, along with the individual race winner.

BOYS

Division I: Teams -- Buchanan, 28; Stockdale, 43; Clovis 62. Individual -- C.J. Albertson, Buchanan, 15:19.

Division II: Teams -- Madera South, 35; Clovis North, 86; Sunnyside 117. Individual -- Justin Vilhauer, Redwood, 15:47.

Division III: Teams -- McFarland, 39; Shafter, 43; Wasco, 132. Individual -- Jesus Villapando, Shafter, 16:05.

Division IV: Teams -- Parlier, 48; Exeter, 81; Kerman, 93. Individual -- Robert Leija, Parlier, 16:35.

Division V: Teams -- Tranquillity, 30; Central Valley Christian, 31; University, 81. Individual -- Tyler Vander Schuur, CVC, 16:56.

GIRLS

Division I: Buchanan, 28; Clovis West, 94; Stockdale, 110. Individual -- Macy Bricks, Buchanan, 17:58.

Division II: Clovis North, 26; Tulare, 77; Madera South, 119. Individiual -- Jennifer Nakamura, Clovis North, 18:45.

Division III: Teams -- Shafter, 42; Ridgeview, 82; Independence, 97. Individual -- Nicolette Adalpe, Shafter, 19:32.

Division IV: Teams -- McFarland, 38, Firebaugh, 46; Exeter 55; Individual -- Katie Fry, Exeter, 18:47.

Division V: Teams -- Central Valley Christian, 15; Tranquillity, 55; University, 70. Individual -- Kacie Van Hofwegen, CVC, 21:46.

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