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Truckee cross country competes in Clovis Invite

Staff report

Emma Garrard/Sierra SunSenior Max Salinger runs up a hill during a meet at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country area last week. Salinger placed first in the boys 5-kilometer race with a time of 17:39.

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.

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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.