STHS long-distance runners off to fast start |

STHS long-distance runners off to fast start

Five different South Tahoe High Vikings placed among the top three in three long-distance events, including Kelsey McClurg’s first-place finish in both the 800-meter and 1,600-meter races, as the girls’ team finished third in a four-team meet on Saturday at Bishop Manogue in Reno.

McClurg ran the 800 in two minutes, 34 seconds and the 1,600 in 5:23. Finishing behind McClurg in both races was Viking freshman Jordan Dalton. South Tahoe junior Heather Newman took third in the 800 (2:42), while Kimmy Arroues took second in both the 3,200 and 1,600.

Senior Anna Lambdin finished fourth and third, respectively, in the 1,600 and 3,200. The 4×800 meter relay team of McClurg, Ellen Gallanty, Newman and Megan Hillyard took first in the 3,200 in a time of 10:56.

All the impressive long distances finishes gave the Vikings 46 points, while Galena recorded 123 to win the girls’ meet. Galena also won the boys’ meet, finishing with 120 points. South Tahoe finished in fourth with 14 points.

Viking senior Alex Sharp took second in the 1,600 meters (4:51) and third in the 3,200 (10:56). Joey Summerhill took fifth in the 3,200 (12:45), while sophomore Kyle Conroy placed fifth in the 1,600 (5:10). Senior sprinter Mikey Van Gorden placed fifth in the 400 meters (54.5 seconds).

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