Vikings set pace at race in Fernley |

Vikings set pace at race in Fernley

Becky Regan

The Vikings were right where they wanted to be heading into cross-country practice this week. Their top runners were all healthy, and former girls coach Dan Wilvers came out and added a spark to practice.

The result was a podium finish for both the girls and boys South Tahoe cross-country teams in Fernley on Thursday.

The girls finished in first place as a team, and the boys in second.

Harley Norton ran to first place overall in the boys varsity race. He finished in 18:14 with Ross Kovac one minute behind in 19:14.

The boys took second overall with Patrick Stimac, Mario Mangiaracina, and sophomore up-and-comers Paul Mutz and Orion Maxwell rounding out the top scores.

The girls team turned in three top 10 finishes to land first place. Karley Martinez, who was out with a sprained ankle earlier this season, was in top form to lead the girls with her third-place finish. Tatum Whatford sailed in at seventh, and Cara Filce at eighth.

Riley Rettig, Lauren Tang and Sierra Bedwell all turned in top times to catapult the girls into first.

UP NEXT: This is the cross-country meet all the runners were waiting for and it’s at South Tahoe High School today. The runners will be dressed in their best costumes for Retro Relays at South Tahoe High School on Wednesday. Varsity starts at 3:30 p.m. and the younger teams precede varsity.

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