Vikings sweep three-way cross country meet
The South Tahoe High girls cross country team raced to another sweep Wednesday afternoon at Hug high school. The Vikings took first in the three-way meet against Douglas and Hug.
STHS was without its first, third and fourth runners because of injuries and illness. But the Vikings did have Marin St. Michel, who ran to a second-place finish in a time of 21 minutes, 11 seconds, tying the 10th-best record for the course.
St. Michel finished behind only Tonya Mendive of Douglas, who turned in a 20:25, second fastest on the course.
Katie Sheehan came in fourth with a strong race (22:55). Right behind her in fifth place was fellow Viking Norma Olivas (23:06) and Amanda Hammond was sixth with a time of 23:11.
“These girls secured their varsity positions for regionals next week,” Vikings coach Kathy Bluethman said.
Iris Ott finished in seventh with a time of 23:15, followed by Vaness Porfiri (23:17) in eighth and Jackie Marshall in ninth (23:46).
Jennifer Wolf was 12th (24:02), while Shayna Gianelli was 14th (25:06), Norin Cuevas was 16th (25:39 and Caitlin Robinson was 18th (25:50).
Rounding out the Viking runners were Anna Weldon in 20th (26:18), Danielle Kelleher in 21st (26:23), Megan Meagher 23rd ( 28:08), Shauna Rodger (30:30) in 25th and Lorenza Pavelko in 26th with a time of 31:38.
The Viking junior varsity finished the season undefeated, earning the 4A Northern Region Championship.
STHS boys run away with win
Much like the girls team, the Viking boys also cruised to a win at Hug, beating Douglas by 34 points and Hug by 43.
STHS had five of the top-six finishers at the meet with Manuel Lomeli taking the top spot with a time of 16:56. Derrick Giannoni was third (17:09) and Chris Cosmi was fourth (17:11)
Hudson Wilvers followed in fifth (17:12) and Sean Pawling was sixth (17:38).
“Sean came out of his season-long slump to due injury and sickness,” Vikings coach Domnique Westlake said. “He’s finally running well.
“Manuel, Hudson, Chris and Derrick ran a good pack race.”
Aston Wilcox finished 11th with a time of 17:58, with Jeff Koeck right behind in 12th (17:59). Wilcox led a group of four Viking finishers in a row.
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