South Tahoe enjoys annual fun run |

South Tahoe enjoys annual fun run

South Tahoe hosted the Optimists Regional Relays on Friday, which was meant to gain points for the teams as well as be a fun time.

“I think this is the type of race that the runners really have a great time participating in,” Vikings coach Kathy Bluethman said. “The atmosphere is exciting without the high expectations.”

The Viking girls team had a good showing in the races with key performances each from a varsity and a junior varsity team. The varsity “A” team, comprised of Caitlin Robinson, Erica Zampardo, Cecilia Cuevas, and Amber Ramos, finished third with a combined time of one hour, five minutes, and eight seconds. All the members of the team recorded personal records in the race.

“My girls had an awesome day,” Bluethman said. “All of them ran personal bests.”

The girls “A” JV team (1:21:22) took a surprising first place finish. Beth Hickman (19:30), Norin Cuevas (20:31), Megan Meagher (21:11), 20:10).

“Their finish delighted all of us,” Bluethman said.

Aricels Ramos competed in her first race for the Vikings and turned in an 18:06.

“Aricel’s race was a nice surprise for me,” Bluethman said. “She did a great job for us.”

Boys feel optimistic as well

The Vikings boys squad had a lot to be happy about with it’s results at Friday. The relay team took home the top spot with a time of 52:12, while the JV team also came in first with a time of 56:38.

Hudson Wilvers turned in a time of 12:57, while Manuel Lomeli ran a 13:04 in the relay. Jeff and Chris Cosmi also helped the team take home first-place points. The JV team was comprised of Sean Pawling, Zack Powers, Scott Brower, and Alex Tenocelotl.

The South Tahoe JV “B” team came in third with an overall time of 59:31. The runners on that team were Josh Kimball, Cameron Woods, Justin Good, and Steven Moore. Andy Stockdale, J. T. Reece, Tyler Rieger, and Brian Marshall raced to the sixth-place finish for the third Viking JV team with a time of 1:02.37.

The Coed teams for the Vikings also made a decent showing at the relays. The varsity squad of Jeff Koeck, Derrick Giannoni, Katie Sheehan, and Amanda Hammond finished in sixth with a 62:57. While the JV teams took third and sixth place finishes.

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