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2014 Bronco VG Start
Sunday, October 19
Bronco Invitational Report

It was large field of over 70 school that competed Saturday at the popular Bronco Invitational in Folsom. Many schools hoping to compete November 15th at the Sac-Joaquin Sections meet like this race as it allows their runners to get familiar with the course. For the young Union Mine team the reason was the same as it will also be the site of their Conference Finals this Wednesday. With nearly half the boys team competing with UM's band at a competition in Loomis at Del Oro High School it gave our younger runners a chance to run up on Varsity and see how they would fair at the longer distance. Our season number two runner, sophomore Brett Burink took the top scoring position for the boys followed by, sophomore Nate Bailey, both first year runners for the team and coming across in 43rd and 60th respectively.  Next across the line was juniors, Austin Cordero, 70th and Adam Benouar, 104th with one nursing a shoulder injury and the other being out sick for a week.  Rounding out the team was Ben James and Sam Tolman at 124th and 139th place. The boys team took 15th overall despite missing so many runners to the band competition. "I am proud of the effort our first year boys demonstrated this race and all of them showed a lot of heart and determination during the race and responded to instructions along the course."

For the girls congratulations was once again in order with a 3rd place finish behind Division 3 Schools, Placer and El Dorado. To give you an idea of how strong these 3 schools are, of the top 22 finishers, 10 of them were from the top 3 teams and 15 of those same 22 are from the top 5 teams which includes Vista Del Lago which goes to show you the talent coming from these foothill schools. First across the tape for UM was junior, Allison Babbage in 12th place, then sophomore's Becky Glaister, 15th, Michaela Yack, 22nd and Isabella Ancona 34th. Rounding out their scoring five was Freshman Sierra "Sisi" Heinrichs in 38th place. "I'm proud of all the girls team and it's exciting to see our number five girl, Sisi coming on strong near the end of the season and closing the gap with our outstanding front four. This is the narrowest spread we've had between or scoring five this season and Sisi's been really working hard at practice with the rest of the girls to make this happen. She'll play a key roll for us if we hope to advance to State in November." Next crossing the line for the girls were Breanna Winter 75th and Ashley Bell 76th.  Check out our photo album tab to see a picture of the battle these girls took to the finish line.  Rounding off the team with another PR was Katie Morgan and in only her second Varsity race was Natalie Guadiana and Joslynn Smith doing her first.

Check out our Albums section for more photos 

Saturday, August 9

(See 2014 XC Schedule & Format in Handouts tab) 

Daily "ALL ATHLETE" team practices are held Monday through Saturday.

Daily Practice Time Schedules:

Monday – Friday 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
(end time is approximate)

Saturday 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Folsom locations, Varsity Required
(end time is approximate)


Regardless of weather conditions,
school activities, political events,
social circumstances, or acts of
flesh eating zombies,
practice will ALWAYS be held!

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Wed 10/22 star SVC Championships 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Willow Hills Park (FWH)
Fri 10/24 star Mt SAC Invitational 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mt San Antonio College (Mt SAC)
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