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Ed Sias Invite summary

Novato High’s Erik Olson smashed the two-mile course record in rainy conditions at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez on Saturday to highlight the 25th Ed Sias Invitational.

Olson, a senior, eclipsed the old record set by Liberty’s Wyatt Landrum last year by 10 seconds with a time of 9 minutes, 45.6 seconds in the Boys Small School race. Second-place finisher Hugh Dowdy of Petaluma (9:55.6) also ran faster than the previous course record of 9:55.7.

“I wanted to get (the course record). I wanted to come out with a win,” said Olson, who passed through the first mile in 4:47. “I knew I would have a great race with Hugh and (Tamalpais’) Dan Milechman … I went out pretty fast. I didn’t even-split. I was hoping to even-split.”

Milechman was third in 10:09.1.

Dowdy, who won the Rancho Cotate Invitational on Sept. 4 with a meet-record time of 15:00 for 2.97 miles, had a clear-cut goal Saturday.

“I wanted to stay with (Olson) as long as I could,” he said.

Santa Rosa’s Reesey Byers won the Boys Large School race in 10:12.6. College Park junior Jeff Bickert was second (10:17.1). Despite missing two of its top runners, San Ramon Valley placed four runners in the top 19 to win the team title with 87 points. Kevin Griffith paced the Wolves with a sixth-place finish (10:22.8).

In the girls large school race, Montgomery’s Julie Nacouzi ran a very fast time to win in 11:34.7. Carlmont’s Jessie Petersen was second (12:04.6). Monte Vista had four runners in the top 16 to win the team title with a score of 52 points. Nicole Aha led the Mustangs with a seventh-place finish (12:56.5).

“I didn’t know what to expect,” said Nacouzi, who produced the No. 3 girls mark all-time for the invitational.

Petaluma’s Isabel Andrade won the Girls Small School race in 12:07.1.

“I had a blast,” she said. “I just really wanted to have fun.”

Led by sophomore Carrie Verdon (second, 12:23.5) and junior Grace Orders (fifth, 12:35.5), Campolindo won the Girls Small School team title with a score of 69.

 

 

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Andrade (P) 12:07.1, Verdon (Cam) 12:23.5, Honey (P) 12:32.1, Shearer (Aca) 12:34.4, Orders (Cam) 12:35.5, Madson (Novato) 12:50.2, Curtin (Maria Carrrillo) 12:55.2, Lawson (St. Mary’s-Berkeley) 12:59.9, Spees (Bishop O’Dowd) 13:02.8, Kent (Piedmont) 13:12.3 Team scores: Campolindo 69, Miramonte 75, Redwood 99, Bishop O’Dowd 111, Petaluma 140 Nacouzi (Mont) 11:34.7, Petersen (Carlmont) 12:04.6, Cridebring (CP) 12:21.4, Willett (SF) 12:39.8, Soelberg (Carl) 12:46.3, Barker (Carl) 12:54.9, Aha (MV) 12:56.5, Abood (MV) 12:58.2, May (SF) 13:05.6, Pianin (Amador Valley) 13:07.9 Team scores: Monte Vista 52, St. Francis-Sacramento 94, Montgomery 106, Amador Valley 120, Colleg
e Park 122
Olson (Novato) 9:45.6*, Dowdy (P) 9:55.6, Milechman (Tamalpais) 10:09.1, MacDonald (Redwood Christian) 10:13.8, Shaffer (P) 10:25.6, Buscheck (Miramonte) 10:28.5, Fehrnstrom (Mir) 10:29.6, Aston (Alhambra) 10:30.4, Weber (Piedmont) 10:31.7, Maxwell (St. Mary’s-Berkeley) 10:32

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Team scores: Petaluma 88, Maria Carrillo 120, Campolindo 137, Miramonte 160, San Rafael 196Byers (Santa Rosa) 10:12.6, Bickert (CP) 10:17.1, Summers (Granada) 10:18.7, Melton (Northgate) 10:19.5, Rich (Washington-Fremont) 10:22.4, Griffith (SRV) 10:22.8, Cole (Amador Valley) 10:24.0, Kiani (Montgomery) 10:25.4, Johnson (DLS) 10:25.7, Matulionis (MV) 10:26.8 Team scores: San Ramon Valley 87, De La Salle 97, College Park 101, Carlmont 121, Monte Vista 147

Phil Jensen