A pair of West Bay Athletic League runners — Crystal Springs’ Nikky Medearis and Menlo School’s Robert Miranda — lived up to their billing as the two best cross country runners in San Mateo County at the state cross country meet at Woodward Park in Fresno Saturday.
Medearis, a senior, took second in the Division V race, finishing in a time of 15:41.6, which set a new school record.
Medearis ties Nicky Neely for highest finish in school history. Neely finished second in 2002.
Medearis’ time helped lead the Gryphons’ team to a sixth-place finish in the Division V team standings.
Miranda, also a senior, finished third in the Division IV race in a time of 15:53.4. The Half Moon Bay boys’ team finished 15th, led by Nicholas Moore’s time of 17:11.9. Carlmont’s Ryan Wilson, a senior, was the top local finisher in the Division I race, running a 16:16.7.
On the girls’ side, Carlmont’s Kaimei Gescuk ran a 19:02.3, good for 58th place in Division I. Aragon junior Emma Madgic came home with a 43rd-place finish in the Division II race with a time of 19:02.9. Sacred Heart Prep freshman Luci Lambert had a strong showing in the Division IV race, finishing 23rd with a time of 19:05.9. Menlo sophomore Charlotte Tomkinson was 35th in a time of 19:30.5 to lead the Knights’ team to an 18th-place finish.
The Nueva School girls’ had the best team finish of county schools, taking fifth in Division V. Junior Jenna Lange led the Mavericks with a 20th-place finish in a time of 19:22.3.