Vikings host track meet, boys take 1st

South Tahoe’s Max Menke pushed through the finish line on Monday.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Tahoe High School hosted a five school track meet on Monday, April 25, at South Tahoe Middle School.

The Viking boys earned first place with 100 points followed by Truckee (92), Churchill County (73), Incline Village (46) and North Tahoe (35).

For girls, Truckee took first place with 92 points followed by Churchill (87), South Tahoe (82), North Tahoe (41) and Incline (39).

The Viking boys won four events led by Ayden Keck who topped all in long jump and triple jump and was third in high jump.

Keck leaped a couple of inches more than Incline’s Alexander Beaulac to win the event with a distance of 18 feet, 4.75 inches. Keck also was the only jumper to reach 40 feet (40-00.5) in triple jump.

In high jump, Keck’s teammate Levi Hernandez claimed the top spot with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches. Keck reached 5-08.

South Tahoe freshman Scott Yamoaka set his personal best in the 300-meter hurdles (48.82 seconds) and took first place. His teammate Christian Zepeda Toro finished in second, a few seconds behind.

Yamoaka also teamed with Aaron Valencia Cesar, Alonso Ahumada and Max Menke to finish second in the 4×400 relay.

Menke also finished second in the 1,600-meter run and steeplechase and was third in the 800.

John Whisnant, Isaac Borrayo, Ronan Fisher and Hernandez came in second in the 4×100 relay. Borrayo was third in the 200.

Incline’s Noah McMahan leads South Tahoe’s Max Menke in the 1600 on Monday and eventually won the race.
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Incline’s top performers were Noah McMahan and Marcos Resendiz.

McMahan dominated the long distance events and claimed first in the 1600 and ran away from the field in the steeplechase.

Incline’s Marcos Resendiz with the winning toss on Monday.
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Resendiz took first in shot put with a toss of 47 feet, 4 inches. His teammate Julien Cardiel was third.

Resendiz also took third in discus.

For the South Tahoe and Incline girls, earning event wins were hard to come by with Truckee and Fallon leading the way.

The Highlanders 4×200 relay team of Mattison Lampe, Brook Gutheil, Rebecca Noble and Eiley Tippins earned the only first place for either team.

Emily Manship earned second place in the 200, followed by teammate Rebecca Noble, Tippins finished second in high jump and Kira Noble was second in the steeplechase.

South Tahoe’s Noosa Higgins (left) finished second in the 100-meter dash to Truckee’s Jasmine Harris.
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For the South Tahoe girls, Noosa Higgins earned second place in the 100 meter dash, Chloe Waskiewicz was second in the 800 and 1600, Sydney Irwin was third in the 400, Molly Adams was third in shot put, Kalea Paine was second in discus, Savannah Alexander finished second in long jump with a personal best (15 feet) and Guilia Lancelotti and Emma Habaradas tied for second in triple jump.

South Tahoe freshman Sebastian Herrera sprints Monday during a relay event. Head Coach Rob Canny said Herrera has been excelling this year for the Vikings.
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