2017 BVarsity Girls Cross Country All-Area Team graphic

2017 BVarsity Girls Cross Country All-Area Teams

First team

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Alexandra Cholometes, Stockdale

Alexandra Cholometes, senior, Stockdale - The Cal State East Bay-bound senior had a stellar final cross country season at Stockdale with a third place finish in the SWYL championships. She finished 11th in the Central Section D-I championships (19:02) and was a state qualifier.

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Kayli Gonzales, McFarland

Kayli Gonzales, freshman, McFarland - The freshman counterpart to Gonzalez this season finished sixth at the Kern County Cross Country Championships, had a 30th place finish at the section D-I finals and helped lead McFarland to state as a team in D-I.

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Dede Salcedo, junior, McFarland

Dede Salcido, junior, McFarland - The 2016 BVarsity Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year battled injuries most of the season before putting together her best effort of the season at the CIF State Championships with a personal-best 18:44 to finished 34th in the state.

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Nickie Sanchez, Liberty

Nickie Sanchez, junior, Liberty - The state qualifier finished fifth overall in the Central Section Division II championships in 19:33. She also had a second place finish at the Highlander Invitational and a fourth place finish at the SWYL championships.

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Taylor Smith, Stockdale

Taylor Smith, freshman, Stockdale - One of the freshmen phenoms in Kern County this season, Smith won the SWYL individual title and also took home a divisional title at Mt. Sac. She finished second behind Gonzalez at the Kern County championships.

Second team

Hannah Champness, senior, Liberty

Sarah Hartshorn, senior, Stockdale

Ellen Palmgren, sophomore, Liberty

Brianna Valles, sophomore, McFarland

Sayra Raya, junior, Wasco

Hailey Ulloa, freshman, Highland

Honorable mention

Centennial: Ryley Fick, Allison Staricka

Garces: Allie Arretche

East: Mia Garcia

Foothill: Sofia Garcia, Rosie Medina, Gabby Ramos

Highland: Alexa Coburn

Independence: Gabrielle Mullenmeister

McFarland: Jacqueline Barrios, Atziri Castellanos, Kaitlyn Hernandez, Yuviana Torres

Mira Monte: Lizbeth Herrera

Ridgeview: Isabel Medina, Lucero Rojas

Shafter: Analyssa Torres

South: Serena Cisneros

Stockdale: Macy Cholometes, Mia LaClare

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