Impressive Dinan continues to roll at Eureka

File photo – McKinleyville senior Damian Dinan has won all three H-DNL races this season.

McKinleyville senior Damian Dinan made it three for three in league races this season with another victory at Eureka in cross country on Wednesday.

The dominating Panthers standout finished the 5K course at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course in a time of 17 minutes, 19 seconds and outpaced the field by almost a minute.

Dinan, who was last week’s Humboldt Sports Athlete of the Week, has now won nine consecutive H-DNL regular season races dating back to the beginning of last season.

Eureka’s Everett Docherty was second in a time of 18:16 for his best career finish in an H-DNL race.

The junior improved on last week’s performance at McKinleyville’s Hiller Park by one spot and led the Loggers to their first team victory of the fall.

After placing second to Arcata in each of the first two league races, the Eureka boys had five runners place in the top 10 to secure the team win by just two points.

Eureka scored 33 points, with the Tigers, who had four runners in the top 10, scoring 35 points.

McKinleyville was a distant third with 92 points followed by Hoopa (111) and Fortuna (115).

Individually a sophomore and a freshmen placed in the top four.

Arcata sophomore Ocean Walker was third and crossed the finish line just two seconds behind Docherty in a time of 18:18, with Eureka freshman Ryder Bullman fourth in a time of 18:24.

File photo – Everett Docherty

File photo – The Eureka boys beat Arcata for the team win on Wednesday.

Arcata junior Levi Browne rounded out the top five in a time of 18:25, just one second behind Bullman.

Arcata freshman Eoin McGoldrick was sixth, with senior teammate Kai Frimodig in seventh, Eureka senior James Coleman eighth, Eureka junior Sean Morris ninth and Eureka senior Wyatt Zerlang 10th.

For more on the girls race, see Ashby makes it two straight wins in H-DNL cross country …

The league season continues next Wednesday at Fortuna, where the league championships will be held in early November.


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