Middle school cross country team competes in second meet
The South Tahoe Middle School cross country team traveled to Incline for its second meet of the season.
The 1.65-mile course was a narrow and rocky path that wound through the woods near Incline Middle School.
“Our eighth-grade teams did very well with both the boys’ and girls’ teams winning their divisions,” said STMS coach Karin Holmes.
Kate Lambdin won the girls’ race with a time of 13:49. She was followed closely by Bree Norton in second (13:59) and Courtney Cichowicz in fourth (14.25). Nicole Uibel finished in 13th place (16:12), Elaine Inglis was 15th (16:27), Brooke Borges came in 16th (17:00) and Serilyn Horvatich was 17th (17:09).
Due to a timing malfunction, times are not available for the boys’ race, but it was won by Patrick Reilly with Brian Walker in second and Vince Capellino close behind in third.
“We had a great pack attack by Mikey Caro in eighth, Chase Grant in ninth, Dillon Perucci in 10th, Joey Summerhill in 11th and Chase Hart in 12th,” Holmes noted. “Brendan Rice finished 15th, Bryce Hiob in 24th, Zach McAlister in 25th and Cameron Miranda in 26th and Dylan O’Hara in 35th.
“We had strong finishes by our two seventh-grade runners again this week,” Holmes said.
Kylie Noll ran away from the competition, winning with a time of 11:39. Rand Norberg finished in fourth place with a time of 11:57.
“Our sixth grade runners are also waiting for more teammates to show up, but while they wait they are running some terrific races,” she said.
Lindsey McCall finished sixth in her first race of the season with a time of 14:13. On the boys’ side, Chris Whatford finished third (11:53) and Nick Brower was fifth (12:36). Adam Kern rounded out the sixth-grade effort with a strong 14th place finish (14:24) .
“The kids continue to work hard in practice and it is showing in their races,” Holmes added. “We are looking forward to fielding complete teams in all the divisions soon.”