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North Tahoe cross-country: Lakers hold their own at Pacific Grove Invitational

Staff report
North Tahoe's Alex Whitham runs at the Pacific Grove Invitational this past weekend.
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The Lakers fared well in every race they entered at the Pacific Grove Invitational this past Saturday. The event included a separate race for each grade, with everyone running on a 5K course.

In the senior boys competition, Julien Bordes (17:27) and Cam Goldstone (17:42.56) led the Lakers with eighth- and ninth-place finishes, respectively, in a field of 63 runners. Andrew Morgan placed 21st (18:48.28), Jackson Shaw was 24th (19:03.78) and Kobi Hudson 34th (19:50.15).

Kaya Williams was the top-placing North Tahoe runner among senior girls with her 11th-place finish (22:25.75). Sophia Tallarigo finished 15th (23:29.66) and Lynne Hickman was 32nd (29:14.45).

Two-time defending state champion Quinn Lehmkuhl recorded a second-place finish out of 44 runners in the junior girls race, while teammate Xochitl Luna was 12th (23:43.31).

Tobin Johnson placed 18th (19:09.97) to lead North Tahoe’s junior boys. Kevin Caravelli (21:26.69) was 49th and Carson Gracey 50th (21:28.09).

Jocs Mellor was the only Laker in the sophomore girls race and placed 33rd (26:50.34).

In the sophomore boys race, JC Schoonmaker led North Tahoe with a fourth-place finish (18:01.47) out of 74 runners. Jake Inclan was 23rd (19:52.56), Connor Hipsley 45th (22:00.78) and Shayn Hanley 58th (22:59.52).

Sophia Sanchez finished second (19:47.59) and Elan Lindsey third (21:05.28) to lead the North Tahoe freshman girls contingent. They were followed by teammates Ella Carr in seventh (22:03.78) and Josy Johnson in 16th (23:50.41).

In the freshmen boys race, North Tahoe’s Alex Whitham finished 11th (19:13.90), Jacob Gramanz was 16th (19:38.50), Max Roske 21st (20:12.84), Corey Joslin 28th (20:38.09) and Riley Hacker 31st (20:59.18).