Vikings fifth in NU meet |

Vikings fifth in NU meet

South Tahoe’s boys varsity cross country team finished fifth on varsity and seventh out of 10 teams overall Saturday in the 40th annual Nevada Union/Asics Invitational cross country meet at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, Calif.

South Tahoe’s girls’ varsity team finished second in the small schools division and ninth out of 10 teams combined with the rest of its team.

Erica Zampardo did not compete due to a foot injury and is not expected back this year.

Hudson Wilvers, South Tahoe’s top cross country runner, finished 19th overall in the 3-mile varsity race with a time of 17 minutes, 30 seconds.

Liberty Christian’s Tim Nelson, considered one of the top high school runners in Northern California finished first at 15:24.

Behind Wilvers him from South Tahoe were Chris Cosmi (21st, 17:34), Zach Powers (25th, 17:48), Alex Sharp (30th, 17:57) and Bryan Kurek (34th, 18:14).

Amber Ramos finished third overall in the 3 mile with a time of 21:14. Behind her from South Tahoe was Anna Lambdin (fifth, 22:34) Megan Hillyard (sixth, 22:35), Vanessa Porfiri (10th, 23:00), Caitlin Robinson (11th 23:42), Aricela Ramos (12th, 23:43) and Karen Dalmacio (15th, 23:54).

Whittell Cross Country

Whittell high school’s girls cross country team finished seventh on Friday out of 13 schools at the Incline Invitational.

Open to schools of all sizes, Whittell finished as the top 2A girls team beating Incline 163-197.

Christina Arana was the top performer from Whittell finishing the 4K-race (2.5 mile) at 19th with a time of 20 minutes and 2 seconds. Kim McGlothlin (20:28, 22nd), and Aly VanDeusen (20:45, 25th) also medaled in the 70-girl event.

The boys team finished ninth and competed without Brian Beebe, its top runner.

Danny Mitchell and Mike Komorowski also ran junior varsity due to injuries sustained last week against North Tahoe.

Oscar Suarez picked up the slack to finish 11th out of 80 total runners with a time of 15:55.

“It was Justin (Alexander’s) best race this year,” said Whittell cross country coach Brian Rippet. “He ran extremely well for most of the race, then ran out of gas at the end but still medaled.”

He finished in 17:23, ahead of Mike “Hollywood” Chilton at 17:40.

Viking boys soccer

South Tahoe boys’ soccer team defeated Hug at home 11-0. Alex Torres scored three goals, and made two assists. Victor Mariscal and Noe Estrada both had two goals. Leon Abravanel, Alex Yure, Tyson Cunningham and Jordan Boles also had goals. Abravanel had three assists as did Corey Vermillion.

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