CoEd Varsity Cross Country
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 5, 2019
In very short order, Phoenix sophomore Sophia Stubblefield is making her mark on the school record books in girls cross country running.
On Saturday, Stubblefield eclipssed the 19-minute mark for the first time in her young career, placing fifth in the 16th annual Harrier Classic to help boost the Pirate girls to a seventh-place showing overall in the 24-team race at Bryant Park.
Stubblefield finished in 18 minutes, 52.90 seconds to lead the charge for Phoenix. That effort puts her No. 3 in the school’s all-time history books, just 22 seconds off the school record for a 5,000-meter course set by Nevina DeLuca (18:31) in 2013.
Saturday’s mark by Stubblefield also served as the second-best time for a Phoenix sophomore, trailing only Danielle Jantzer (18:48 in 2014).
Freshman Kyla Potratz also had a notable day, placing 20th in 19:44.70 to break the 20-minute barrier and move into ninth place on the all-time list. Her time was second-best among freshman Pirates over the years (Jantzer went 19:16.6 in 2013).
“Those are two really, really big times,” said Phoenix coach John Cornett of the duo’s outings. “It was a really good day for us, both boys and girls squads.”
With senior Sienna Bauer (63rd, 21:45.80) and sophomores Lucy Newell (79th, 22:05.70) and Heidi Taylor (92nd, 22:26.20) rounding out the scoring, the Pirates totaled 242 points to finish only four points behind 6A Sheldon (238).
Corvallis won the girls race with 65 points to edge South Eugene (71).
In the 5,000-meter boys race, Phoenix finished 20th with 568 points in the 29-school field.
Junior Noah Marshall paced his team by placing 38th in 17:04.90, while sophomore Elwood Hosking (81st, 17:55.1) was the only other Pirate to finish among the top 100 racers.
Phoenix returns to acton on Wednesday at the Max King Invitational in Central Point.