North Tahoe cross country | Laker boys earn win at Mt. SAC Invite
Carson Clark and Hugo Ramirez finished second and third, respectively, to lead the Laker boys to a team win at the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational in Southern California on Saturday.
Clark posted a time of 16 minutes and 15 seconds on the 3-mile course to finish in a tie for second, while Ramirez finished in 16:43. Will Callan of Thacher won the Division 4-5 race with a time of 15:52.
A total of six North Tahoe runners finished in the top 15. Trailing Clark and Ramirez were Noah McDermott in seventh (16:59), Patrick McElravey in ninth (17:05), Fletcher McConnell in 11th (17:19) and Luke Funicella in 14th (17:35). Sean McDermott was 32nd (18:35).
The collective results were good enough to earn the Lakers first place in the team competition with a total time of 1:24:21 to runner-up Thacher’s 1:25:09, and 32 points to Thacher’s 46.
There were 13 complete teams and 102 runners in the Division 4-5 race.
The annual meet is held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut and is touted on its website as the largest cross-country competition in the country.
The Lakers will compete Thursday in the 2A Northern Region Cross Country Meet at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno. The top four teams and top five individuals from non-qualifying teams advance to the state championship, which is scheduled for Nov. 6 in Boulder City.
Truckee will also compete Thursday at Rancho San Rafael Park in the Northern 3A regional. The top three teams and top seven individuals from non-qualifying teams advance to 3A state championship Nov. 6 in Boulder.