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Whittell boys’ cross country team is top 2A school at meet

Chad Sellmer, Tribune staff writer

The Whittell High cross country team traveled to North Tahoe on Friday for an invitational featuring several hundred runners and as many as 30 schools of differing sizes just in boys’ divisions alone.

“It was huge,” said Whittell coach Lindsay Wines. “In the varsity boys’ run there were 110 runners and there were 81 in girls’ varsity.”

Michael Chilton was Whittell’s top boys’ varsity finisher with a time of 23 minutes, 58 seconds, while Sho Kashima was second on the team (24:01).

Wines also praised the running of Adam Cronis, who made the move to varsity for the meet.

“He had probably the best race I’ve ever seen him have. He really stepped up for us,” she said.

Cassie Van Deusen had “the best race she’s had all year” with a time of 27:12, Wines added. She was the sole varsity runner on the girls’ team. Several divisions were available at the meet, so some Whittell athletes ran in the freshmen/sophomore division, including Jeremy Worley, Chris Craig and Willis Hughes.

“For varsity boys among 2A schools we were the top finisher,” Wines said. “The Incline girls got second place and they look very strong this year.”

The Warriors were to travel to Incline for a meet this Friday but it has since been canceled.

“They are going to a Dayton race, so tentatively we are going to Dayton on Friday,” Wines added.

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