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Truckee girls cross-country takes 1st at North Tahoe Kiwanis Invitational

Teri Rinne
Special to the Sun

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Truckee High School cross-country squads continued their early season success on Friday at the North Tahoe Kiwanis Invitational.

The girls team earned their first win of the season, while the boys team divided up and raced well in three different contests on the hilly terrain behind North Tahoe High School.

The girls varsity team placed all their scoring runners in the top 14 in a field of 104 athletes. All five senior girls earned new personal records on the 3.3-mile course, with Carrie Bradley leading the way in fourth place (25:08), followed by Brenna Wapstra-Scott in fifth (25:26), Claire Lang-Ree in eighth (26:13), Syra Fillat in 11th (26:38) and Lily Robertson in 14th (26:50).

Freshman impact runner Isabella Terrazas raced extremely well in the freshman/sophomore contest, placing fourth in a field of 112 with a time of 22:38 on the 2.8-mile course.

The largest group of Truckee boys ran in the sophomore race, just one runner shy of fielding an official team. All four boys earned new personal records, and finished in the top 13 on the 2.8-mile course.

Calin Laine claimed the top Truckee finish of the day with his second-place showing (19:31), followed by Ids Propstra in eighth (20:54), KC Larkins in ninth (21:00) and Harry Rodriguez in 13th (21:21).

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"The sophomore boys did a great job, with all of them receiving medals," said Truckee coach Rob McClendon. "It is wonderful to see them developing into some great runners. We would have taken the win, but only had four runners in that race."

The largest race of the day was the boy's varsity contest on the 3.3-mile course, with 183 runners. Senior standout Ian Smith impressed with a top-10 finish in ninth place in 22:08. Junior Tyler Ferrera also set a new personal record with his 56th place finish in 24:45.

Next up for the Wolverines is a trip down the mountain on Saturday to compete against over 50 teams in Folsom at the 12th Annual Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan Invitational.