By: Ray Conner
On Nov. 13 Kern Valley traveled to Bishop to compete in the High Desert League Championships. It was a perfect day for a race, 75 degrees with no wind.
Bishop has a new cross country coach this year so with a new coach, comes a new course. He changed the course because he thought the old course was too dangerous because of the creek crossings. The old course has been used for over 30 years. Kern Valley’s Colby Hazard broke the Bishop course record in 2004 when the Broncs won a league championship and still holds the record.
In the varsity girl’s race, Bella Williams had a great race and finished in eighth place at 26:10 and was named second team All-League. This was her last High Desert League race after running for four years and she was very excited about her eighth place performance and being name to the second team All-League team.
Addie Goulding finished in 13th place at 27:47 and was named to the Honorable Mention All-League Team. Olivia Wagner finished with another great sprint and came in 17th place at 29:12.
In the varsity boy’s race Gunner Davis finished in 16th place at 22:36 missing the Honorable Mention All-League team by one spot and three seconds.
In cross country at the league championships the first five finished are named first team All-League. Sixth through 10th are second team All-League. With 11th through 15th selected Honorable Mention All-League.
The first place finisher is named the league individual champion and the league MVP. It’s a huge race.
Will Bunting finished in 23rd place at 25:22 and Trey Bushling had his best race of the year and came in 24th place at 25:33. Mack Wargo finished in 27th place with the time of 26:10.
Head coach Don Hazard said, “I was very happy with everyone’s effort. I love this team!”
Kern Valley will compete in the CIF Championships on Thursday in Fresno at Woodward Park.