Bena, relay team take first |

Bena, relay team take first

Even though it was a harrowing ride to Las Vegas during which two school vans carrying members and coaches of the Tahoe-Truckee High School track team crashed, it didn’t show in the meet’s results.

Despite the crash which injured several – including a broken nose and separated shoulder reportedly sustained by two students – a boys’ team and one girl hurdler took first place at the NIAA/U.S. Bank state championship.


As for the track meet held at Durango High School near Las Vegas,Truckee performed well.

Overall, the Truckee boys’ team finished eighth with 37 points, just behind Virgin Valley and in front of Spring Creek.

In the TTHS boys’ 3,200-meter race, Robby McClendon finished 10th in 1:59.25.

The 4×400-meter relay team of McClendon, Chris Birchard, Juan Aguilar and Elias Silver took top honors with a 3:30.22 finish, a full second ahead of second-place Boulder City.

On the strength of Kristine Bena, the Truckee girls finished ninth with 31 points.

Bena ran the 100-meter hurdles in 16.35 for first place.

In the high jump, Cory Crom took third with a jump of 4’10”.

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