North Tahoe boys, girls cross-country teams win state titles at Las Vegas
Visit http://results.nts-timing.com/State/2A.htm to view full results from last weekend’s NIAA state cross-country championships.
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — North Tahoe High School continues to show the state of Nevada who’s queen and king when it comes to cross-country.
Both the boys and girls teams breezed to state titles at last Saturday’s 1A/2A NIAA championship meet in Las Vegas — with the boys winning 46-72 (fewest points wins) over second-place Lake Mead Christian, and the girls topping second-place Sierra Lutheran, 32-37.
It marks the fifth consecutive state championship for the boys and third straight for the girls, extending North Tahoe’s NIAA record to 30 state championships combined — 20 for the boys and 10 for the girls, all under longtime NTHS coach Warren Mills’ tutelage.
JC Schoonmaker paced the Laker boys with a second-place overall individual finish at 16 minutes, 27 seconds, followed by strong runs from Alex Whitham (17:47), Tobin Johnson (17:54), Jacob Gramanz (18:00), Corey Joslin (18:01), Riley Hacker (18:15) and Jake Inclan (18:31).
North Tahoe’s average time for its top-5 finishers was 17:38 — far ahead of Lake Mead’s 18:02.
For the girls, North Tahoe’s Quinn Lehmkuhl finished first overall to win the individual state title at a time of 19:44. The Lakers’ Anna Yamauchi finished third overall (20:26), followed by Jillian Ferre (20:53), Ella Carr (22:07), Elan Lindsey (22:10), Xochitl Luna (22:19) and Josii Johnson (23:12).
North Tahoe’s average time for its top-5 finishers was 21:04 — 25 seconds faster than Sierra Lutheran’s 21:29.
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