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North Tahoe cross country | McDermott leads way at Mt. SAC Invite

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Sun File PhotoNorth Tahoe sophomore Noah McDermott, shown at his home meet last month, finished second in his race and seventh overall in the Division 5 at the Mt. SAC Invitational this past Friday.

Noah McDermott once again delivered a fine performance for his Lakers, this time at the largest cross country invitational in the nation.

McDermott, a sophomore, raced to a seventh-place finish out of 255 Division 5 runners at the 64th annual Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational in Southern California this past Friday.

Combined with two top-10 finishes by teammates in their race, the result helped lead the North Tahoe boys to a third-place finish out of 35 teams from across the state and beyond.

McDermott posted a time of 16 minutes and 36 seconds on the 3-mile course, which was good enough for second place in his race behind Brendon Cohen (16:24) of Rolling Hills Prep. There were two separate Division 5 races to accommodate the large field of runners.

Gabe Arias-Sheridan of St. Joseph (Ala.), who competed in the other Division 5 race, posted the overall win in a blazing 15:46 as his school captured first place.

North Tahoe junior Patrick McElravey finished sixth in his race in a time of 16:59, while teammate Fletcher McConnell was seventh in 17:21. Sean McDermott placed 17th and Brandon Hackettt was 33rd to round out the Lakers’ top five scores (the number used for the team score).

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The Laker boys posted a score of 53 and a collective team time of 1:28:08. St. Joseph had a winning score of 45 and a team time of 1:25:08, while Thacher was second with 47 points and a collective time of 1:27:30.