LTCC coach welcomes return of students |

LTCC coach welcomes return of students

Tribune Staff Report

School is back in session at Lake Tahoe Community College and that’s good news for cross country coach Terry Adams-Schmidt.

Only five Kokanee runners competed in last weekend’s meet in Rocklin, but Adams-Schmidt is hopeful of having a full complement of runners for upcoming Golden Valley Conference meets.

“I’m looking forward to bringing two full teams to Shasta on Saturday, and I think we’ll do OK,” said Adams-Schmidt, whose first official practice was Monday afternoon.

Tashia Steele and Russell Grant led the Kokanee in Rocklin. Steele, the only Kokanee female competitor, finished the 3.1-mile course in 26 minutes, 15 seconds for 82nd place. Grant completed the 4-mile men’s course in 26:43 for 142nd place.

Nathan Coats and Michael Shalvoy came in 165th and 169th, respectively, with their times of 28:47 and 29:08. The team’s top returning runner, Dusty LaChappell, didn’t finish.

Rosemarie Lagunas of West Valley won the women’s race in 18:32, while Sstoz Tess of Redwoods claimed first place in the men’s division with a time of 21:12.

Adams-Schmidt is pleased that several of her runners have a couple of meets under their belts prior to the conference meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in Redding.

“The main thing is they know the competition and the others don’t. They know who they are next to and who they need to pick off,” Adams-Schmidt said.

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