Championship Girls 5K Run Finals

Kate Peters (Lake Oswego, OR) outsprinted California freshman sensation Sadie Engelhardt (Ventura, CA) to win the West Region title, running the new 5000-meter course in 17:19 to win by five seconds. CA sophomore standout Olivia Williams (Lafayette, CA) placed third in 17:26, four seconds faster than her friendly Bay Area rival, senior Sophia Nordenholz, the California State Division IV champion. Arizona champion Lauren Ping (Phoeniz) was fifth in 17:42, one second in front of Portland (OR) standout Kaiya Robertson, who was one second in front of Taylor Rohatinsky (American Fork, UT), who crossed in 17:44. California Division I champion Anna McNatt, a junior from Sacramento, was eighth (17:47), with Aishling Callanan, another junior (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) was night 17:49, and Nelah Roberts (Idaho Falls, ID) won a close sprint to the line in 17:50 to earn the 10th and final spot on the regional team headed to San Diego on Dec. 11 for the Eastbay Nationals.