Healdsburg High School runners wrapped up the fall cross country campaign on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the North Coast Section Championships.
The annual event was held on the 3-mile Hayward High School course and served as a final qualifier for the CIF State meet. The day included 10 boys and girls races in five different divisions.
Leading the Greyhound contingent in the Division 5 boys race was talented junior Jack Vanden Heuvel, crossing the finish line in 40th place overall in a fast 17:04. Also logging strong efforts for the Hounds were Alex Cyphers (68th place, 17:42), Peter Trebilcock (82nd place, 18:00), Jameson Dankowski (101st place, 18:28), Harrison Threlfall (113th place, 18:51), Matthew Nielson (130th place, 19:17) and Edgar Ortiz (169th place, 20:57).
The lone runner for the HHS girls squad was sophomore Stephanie Hensley, who negotiated the NCS course in 23:28, good for 92nd place overall.