STMS runners go the distance |

STMS runners go the distance

Many South Tahoe Middle School runners turned in impressive results for the third meet of the season last Friday at Incline Middle School.

In the girls’ sixth- and seventh-grade division, Amber Ramos placed ninth and Caitlin Robinson 10th on the 1.65-mile course, with times of 12 minutes, 34 seconds and 12:37, respectively.

Courtney Carrell also ran impressively, improving to 17th place in 13:30. Lauren Bachelder was 23rd, Crystal Plotner moved up 17 spots from last week to place 31st, and Heather Davis was 37th.

In the fifth-,sixth- and seventh-grade boys division, 131 boys competed on the 1.65-mile course. Hudson Wilvers won easily with a time of 10:24. Sean Pawling improved to eighth place (11:02); Zack Powers was 11th (11:23); Danny Tobin 21st (11:59); and Anthony Gregorich was 23rd in 12:11. In addition, Brian Stamme placed 30th and Justin Good finished 24th in their first races of the season.

Things are looking up for the eighth-grade girls team, as it finally has a full squad of five. Three STMS eighth-graders competed Friday, with Kevin-Ann Comlossy improving to 13th place. Her time for the two-mile course was 17:59. Norma Olivas placed 19th in her first race with a time of 19:09, while Megan Meagher was 23rd in her first race (21:46).

The boys eighth-grade division is starting to heat up. Seven STMS boys finished in the top 16. Steven Moore led the pack in seventh place, edging out Chris McKean in his first race of the season. Justin Russell placed 11th in his first race, while Corey Buckley moved up to 12th. Nick Martin was 14th, David Lake 15th and Greg Hamm 16th.

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