Truckee cross country competes in Clovis Invite
The Truckee High cross country team was one of 150 schools and about 30 Division 4 teams from throughout the West to compete in the Clovis (Calif.) Invitational this past weekend.
Truckee’s boys finished 18th as a team, while the girls did not place because only four runners finished.
Individually, Truckee junior Micah Silver placed eighth in the boys 5-kilometer race, which featured 181 runners. Silver’s time of 16:30 was his fastest in a 5K by nearly 15 seconds, said Robby McClendon, head coach of the Wolverines.
Tyre Johnson of Palma High School placed first in 15:32, followed closely by Matt Duffy of St. Mary’s Berkeley in 15:34. Charles Maginnis of Notre Dame Sherman Oaks was third in 16:01.
Silver wasn’t the only Truckee runner who set a personal record, McClendon said, adding that the meet was the second of the season to be held at a low elevation.
“It was our second meet at sea level, so everyone pretty much (set personal records),” the coach said.
The 5K course also was relatively flat, and therefore fast, McClendon said.
“It was a pretty good race,” McClendon said. “We did fairly well. We didn’t have Max (Salinger), so we probably would have been in the top-10.”
Junior Hansen LeClair finished second among Truckee boys and 80th overall in 18:12, followed by teammates Tyler Brooks, who was 94th in 18:32, Stefan Benier (141st, 20:07) and Kevin Lufkin (164th, 21:18).
On the girls’ side, sophomore Hanna Casares was the top Truckee finisher, placing 67th overall in 21:43. Catherine Hasbrouck of Nordhoff High School placed first in 18:38, followed by Ashley Phillips of Marlborough in 18:49.
Freshman Annika Deurlington was the second Truckee runner to finish in 23:34, followed by sophomores Brooke Griffin (23:43) and Chelsea Cordell (26:47).
Also racing on Saturday was Mission College Prep Jordan Hasay, the top-ranked girl in the country, McClendon said. She placed first in the Division 5 Championship Women race in 17:23.
Truckee hosted a meet with Incline, Sparks, ROP, Excell and Fernley at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area this past Wednesday.
Truckee senior Max Salinger placed first in the three-mile race ” which was run with the boys and girls together ” with a time of 17:38.
LeClair was the second Truckee runner and third-place finisher overall in 18:10. Brooks was sixth in 19:02, followed by teammates Benier in 10th (20:47) and Lufkin in 14th (21:16).
Deurlington was the second girl to cross the finish line in 22:55. Casares finished in 23:18, Kelsey Dion 24:40, Cordell 30:00 and Gina Krauss 30:49.
Silver did not compete in the meet.
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