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Whittell runners place second

King, Hughes both finish in the top-4

By Jeremy Evans

Tribune staff writer

A short-handed Whittell cross country team produced some big results in the season-opening Warrior Warpath Invitational last Friday in Zephyr Cove.

Missing Tyson Guajardo and without any varsity girls runners, Whittell used the services of David King, Willis Hughes and Adam Kingman to finish second in the five-team race.

King placed third overall in the boys’ 3-mile race, finishing in 20 minutes, 35 seconds, while Hughes took fourth in 20:39. Kingman, a freshman who was running his first ever varsity race, placed 16th out of 29 runners in 24:00.

Incline’s Philip Flanders won the race in 19:39. Whittell’s Allen McLeod took second in the JV boys’ race in a course-record time of 11:45 on the 1 1/4-mile course.

“I was really pleased with how everything turned out,” said WHS coach Lindsay Wines. “For Willis and David to run in the low 20s, their times were phenomenal. I was also pleased with the way Adam raced considering it was his longest race ever. It was just a strong, solid performance for the boys.”

Dayton won the boys’ race and was followed by host Whittell, Fernley, Silver Stage and Lassen. In the girls’ race, Lassen’s Sonya Lucatero took first in 24:34 and led Lassen to the tournament title for third consecutive season.

Dayton finished second in the girls’ race and was followed by Fernley. Whittell’s next race is on Friday at Spooner Lake. The Incline-hosted race starts at 2:30 p.m.

STHS tennis loses

Jimmy Roberts suffered a rare setback in the South Tahoe boys’ tennis team lost to Reno last Thursday in Reno.

Roberts, who cruised to three wins in a loss to Galena last Tuesday, lost to the Huskies’ Jeff Mullen 6-4 in the first round against the Huskies, then came back to win matches in the final two rounds. Mullen is the defending Northern 4A singles champion.

Reno’s 14-4 victory over the Vikings improved the Huskies’ record to 2-0. South Tahoe (0-2) hosts Douglas in its home opener today at 3 p.m. at STHS.

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