McIntyre, Cichowicz finish 1-2 at Eagle Valley
Shelby McIntyre and Cassidy Cichowicz got the South Tahoe Middle cross country team off to a fast start on Friday.
The Timberwolves placed 1-2 in the eighth-grade girls’ race at Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City. McIntyre was timed in 12 minutes, 47 seconds on the hilly 2-mile course, while Cichowicz was close behind at 13:01. Kira Smith of STMS was fifth in 13:36.
“The work these girls put in over the summer is definitely showing,” said STMS coach Karin Holmes. “This is the start of a very rough team. We are hoping to add some runners to this very talented squad by next week.”
In the eighth-grade boys’ race, STMS’s Garrett Singer came in 18th at 14:52, Chris Goode 19th at 15:09, Bryan Holmes 24th at 16:19 and Grant Jones 32nd at 17:14.
“(They are a small contingent, but we are looking to have a few more boys to field a full team by (this week) at North Tahoe,” Holmes said. “They boys ran solid races and know where they stand now and what they need to do to improve their standings.”
Only two seventh-grade girls have turned out for the team thus far. Kate Albrecht finished 11th in 17:40, while Kate Carlson was timed in 22:42.
“We are looking for more girls to join their team,” Holmes said. “The girls ran hard and are looking forward to moving on up as they get more focused practices behind them.”
Connor Henderson led the seventh-grade boys’ contingent with a runner-up finish at 12:55. Brandon Cramer and Connor Rettig scored top-10 finishes, placing seventh and 10th, respectively, in 13:27 and 14:05.
“They have last year’s experience under their belts and it really showed in how they raced in hot conditions and ran tough,” Holmes said.
Also for the Timberwolves, Andrew Noll was 13th in 14:34, Dillon Maxwell 19th in 15:04, Jared Linder 34th in 16:30 and Travis Stading 68th in 19:58.
Holmes welcomed a new group of runners into the sport as sixth-graders participated in the seventh-grade division. Leading the way for the ‘Wolves were Derek Caro and Brittanny Hubberts. Caro was 14th (14:31) in the boys’ race, while Hubberts took 24th (21:52) in the girls’ race.
Other sixth-grade girls’ results included Ashley Tarwater, 25th, 21:54 and Molly Dant, 26th, 21:54.
Rounding out the boys’ results were Tré Charrette, 16th; Sam Dixon, 21st; Connor McKeen, 36th; Noah Palmieri, 39th; Jack Suglian, 43rd; Chas Carlson, 38th; Joe Rabbetts, 49th; Kyle Swain, 50th; Tyler Cottrill, 53rd; Chad Kaassamani, 56th; and Aiden D’Angelo, 67th.