South Tahoe tracksters compete in Carson; Buchholz sets PR in Sacramento
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — While the rest of South Tahoe’s track and field team was in Carson City last weekend, Lady Vikings long distance superstar runner Carissa Buchholz went to Sacramento to compete in the Meet of Champions.
The junior Nevada state champion competed in the 800-meter run and 1600 and set yet another personal best in the latter event.
She continues to improve her times and is again the favorite to win the state title in the 1600 and 3200, where she holds the fastest times this season. She is also second fastest in the 800.
Buchholz won all three events at state last year.
She started the 800 Saturday in the heat of the day with a strong headwind and finished 6 seconds shy of her state winning time and came in 15th.
She came back later in the evening to run the 1600 in 5 minutes and 9 seconds, nearly 5 seconds faster than her state-winning time.
In Carson City, the Vikings finally had their full team competing at the same meet for the first time this season.
In the varsity meet Saturday, Layton Sweeney, Christopher Hoefer, Raymond Charley and Calvin Holmes ran the grueling 4×800 relay and were 10th fastest.
Hoefer and Holmes also competed in the 800 and Lady Vikings Eliana Carney and Alyx Carlson ran the 800 and 1600. Carlson also threw the shot put and discus.
In the junior varsity meet Friday, Lady Vikings sophomore Zoe Brosch earned third place in shot put and fifth place in discus.
Her toss of 29 feet, 9 inches in shot put and 88-03 in discus were personal bests
The Vikings next will compete Saturday in the Big George Invitational at Douglas High School in Minden, Nevada.