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Stanislaus twin runners capture league accolades

POSTED October 27, 2009 11:07 p.m.
Twin sisters Denali and Rubye Foldager have been the two fastest Cal State Stanislaus women cross country runners all season, with Denali being the team’s top finisher in every race.
The sophomore speedsters finished as the Warriors’ top two runners again on Saturday, as they both earned all-conference honors when they produced top 15 times at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in McKinleyville, which was hosted by Humboldt State.
Denali had the 10th-best time in the 6K, clocking in 23 minutes, 9.1 seconds while her sister was just a few steps behind to finish with a career-best time of 23:23.1, enough for 12th.
The performances helped the Warriors to a fifth-place team finish.
“Denali and Rubye did a great job leading the team,” coach Diljeet Taylor said.
Chico State won the team championship for second straight season, and sixth in the last eight years. Cal State L.A.’s Vivien Wadeck captured back-to-back individual titles in a time of 21:52.6, the second female runner in conference history to accomplish such a feat since Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Amy Harper did it in 1982 and ‘83.
Other Cal State Stanislaus top finishers were Chelsea Deerinck (30th, 24:09.8), Mary Courtwright (52nd, 25:04.5), Alyssa Thiele (56th, 25:15.0), Lindsay Garcia (63rd, 25:39.5) and Andrea Johnson (74th, 26:23.8).

Big day for Nunes

Joey Nunes did a few great things for the Stanislaus men’s cross country team at the CCAA Championship. He clocked a career-best 25:35.8 in the 8K race to finish eighth, he earned his second consecutive all-conference honors for finishing in the top 15 and he helped the Warriors to fourth place, bettering last season’s finish at fifth.
 Last year, he finished 12th in the same race.
“Like Denali and Rubye, Joey also did a great job leading the team,” coach Taylor said. “Everyone came out and took care of business and did a great job up here. I am proud of both teams. We have an extremely tough conference and both our teams battled hard today.”
Stanislaus sophomore Dawson Vorderbruegge was just 12 seconds from an all-conference finish, coming in 26:15.1 to place 19th. Shane Brookshire passed three runners in the final 100 meters to help the Warriors beat UC San Diego by one point, while they also got contribution from Ivan Bojorquez (36th, 27:20.1), Palmer Thiele (37th, 27:21.3), Kanwar Dhaliwal (39th, 27:32.7) and Tyler Thiele (43rd, 27:43.8).
Chico State men placed six runners in the top 10 to capture the team’s eighth consecutive league title, as the Wildcats’ Jimmy Elam won the individual title in 24:50.3.

Warriors upset top 10 soccer squad

Aretmio Artega nailed a header goal in the 83rd minute and the defense of the Stanislaus men’s soccer team held on in the final minutes to upset No. 8 Sonoma State 1-0 at Warrior Stadium on Sunday. The win ended a four-game losing streak for the Warriors (10-6-1, 7-6-1 CCAA), as well as marking the first victory over the Seawolves in four years and clinching the Warriors’ first winning season since 2006.
The Warriors have no more home games to play, with only two games left to make a final postseason push — starting with a road game at Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday before the season finale against San Francisco the following day.
The Stanislaus women made a late surge against Sonoma State with Danielle Lovato’s first career goal in the 84th minute, but couldn’t overcome the Seawolves in the 2-1 loss. The Warriors dropped to 8-9-1 overall and 4-9-1 in the CCAA.
To contact Chhun Sun, e-mail csun@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2041.
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