Several Vikings qualify for regional finals
Kelsey McClurg qualified for the regional finals in both the 800 and 1,600-meter runs to lead the South Tahoe track team at the Northern 4A preliminaries on Saturday at Reno High School.
McClurg finished sixth in the 800 (2 minutes, 26.34 seconds) and fifth in the 1,600 (5:36.88). Reno’s Mel Lawrence won both events.
Freshman Kylie Noll had the highest finish of any Viking, qualifying in the 1,600 (5:31.83) by placing fourth. Kimmy Arroues also qualified in the 1,600 with her seventh-place finish (5:40.46).
South Tahoe’s 4×400 relay team qualified for the finals with their seventh-place finish. The team clocked a time of 4:15.73. Douglas won the race in 4:04.48.
The top eight finishers in each event advanced to this weekend’s regional finals.
The other Viking qualifiers were junior Ben Booker and freshman Rob Davenport, who finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the triple jump. Booker had a mark of 40 feet, 11 inches, while Davenport’s mark of 40 feet, 8 inches tied with Hug’s Gabe Dobbins as both athletes qualified.
The regional finals are on Saturday at Reno High School.
STHS JV softball cruises
The South Tahoe junior varsity softball team ended the season on a three-game winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader from the Hug Hawks on Saturday at STHS.
In the first game, Danielle Henson pitched a complete game and struck out five batters in a 22-7 victory. The game was called in the fifth because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Jessica Pardita led the way offensively by going 2 for 2 with a home run and a triple. Caity Fonken also hit a home run, while Karen Ervin, Jenny Williamson and Taylor Koch recorded two hits apiece.
In the second game, Ervin and Henson allowed a combined four hits as the Vikings won 14-3 in five innings. Brooks Jett went 3 for 3 with two triples and six RBI, while Henson went 2 for 2 with three RBI.
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