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Vikings collect No. 2 preseason ranking

Steve Yingling

Nike Team Nationals hasn’t forgotten the South Tahoe High girls’ cross county team.

NTN ranked the Vikings second in the Southwest Region in their recent preseason poll.

“I can’t say I expected it … I’m somehwat surprised,” said STHS coach Dan Wilvers. “You never know what they are going to do with those kinds of things.”

South Tahoe won the Nevada state championship for the first time last year and finished 17th in the first NTN championships last December in Portland, Ore.

The Vikings return five of their top runners and add Kylie Noll, who was undefeated for South Tahoe Middle School in the Tah-Neva League a year ago.

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PRESEASON RANKINGS

Courtesy of DyeStat

Girls Southwest Region

1.Fremont (UT): state 5A winner, #2 SW and 5th NTN team has everyone back.

2.South Tahoe (CA): NV state 4A winner and #4 SW has 5 of 6 back plus new talent.*

3.Reno (NV): all back plus top frosh as 2-time FL runner-up Marie Lawrence paces team.

4.Park City (UT): state 3A winner and #6 SW returns 4 that placed in state top-11.

5.Fairview (CO): top 3 back plus excellent depth for #8 SW team.

6.Flowing Wells (AZ): 4 of 5 back for state 5A winner and #7 SW team.

7.Rocky Mountain (CO): all 7 back for #10 SW team.

8.Mountain Pointe (AZ): #9 SW team has 1-8-17 state 5A finishers back.

9.Smoky Hill (CO): #1 SW team and NTN runner-up suffers key losses and rebuilds around 2 key returnees.

10.Mountain View (UT): state 4A winner moving to 5A with 6 of 7 back and developing talent

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