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North Tahoe cross country: Laker boys, girls advance to state

Sun Staff report

The Laker boys and girls cross country teams both qualified for state at the Northern 2A Divisional Championships at the Chinese Gardens in Carlin last Thursday.

North Tahoe’s girls placed third in the team competition while the Laker boys finished fourth. The top four teams advanced to state, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno.

Individually on the boys’ side, Carson Clark, Hugo Ramirez and Patrick McElravey finished eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively, to lead the Laker contingent. Clark posted a time of 18 minutes, 54 seconds, while Ramirez finished in 18:57 and McElravey in 19:09.

Wade Meddles of Sierra Lutheran won the race and set a new course record in 16 minutes, 26 seconds. Incline senior Mike Sunseri finished runner-up in 17:37. There were a total of 63 runners.

Trailing North Tahoe’s lead three were Miles Heapes, who came in 19th place in 19:55, Luke Funicella (24th, 20:09), John Baker (26th, 20:13) and Griffin Lancaster (33rd, 21:27).

In the girls’ race, Incline junior Briana Drago captured the top spot out of 55 runners in 21 minutes, 4 seconds and#8212; a new course record and#8212; while Maiya Greenwood led the Lakers with a 14th-place finish in 23:47.

Sierra Postler finished 16th for North Tahoe in 24:12, and was followed by teammates Carly Leninger (17th, 24:27), Carlie Postler (24th, 25:26), Michelle Cahill (28th, 25:33), Cassidy Curtin (29th, 25:35) and Amber Postler (34th, 26:09).

Boys team scores

1. Sierra Lutheran and#8212; 43

2. Incline and#8212; 61

3. Sage Ridge and#8212; 67

4. North Tahoe and#8212; 70

Girls team scores

1. Incline and#8212; 54

2. Sage Ridge and#8212; 78

3. North Tahoe and#8212; 99

4. Virginia City and#8212; 106