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North Tahoe track | Lakers earn multiple state championship berths

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Photo courtesy of David AntonucciBrandon Hackett hands the baton to Sean McDermott between the second and third legs of the 4x800 relay. The Lakers won the event in a time of 8:50.67.
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The North Tahoe track and field team qualified 10 athletes for state at the Northern 2A Regional Championships in Fallon this past Friday and Saturday.

A couple of sophomores led the way individually, as Noah McDermott recorded a win in the 3,200-meter run (2-mile) and was second in the 1,600 (1-mile), while Angela Wood won the long jump and was third in the high jump.

They both also helped lead their relay teams to state-qualifying results, which went to the top four finishers in each event.

Aside from Wood and McDermott, Tara Gallant qualified in both the 1,600 and 3,200, the girlsand#8217; 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams both made the state cut, and Sage Chador advanced in the shot put. On the boysand#8217; side, Alex Bourriague qualified in the 300-meter hurdles, while the 4×800 relay team also qualified.

McDermott posted a winning time of 10:29.20 in the 3,200 to Incline runner-up Spencer Wilsonand#8217;s 11:03.40. McDermott placed second to Whittell sophomore Mark Waite in the 1,600, posting a time of 4:49.10 to Waiteand#8217;s 4:46.00.

McDermottand#8217;s 4×800 team, which also included brother Sean McDermott, Brandon Hackett and Peter Holmes, captured the win in its race in a time of 8:50.67 to runner-up Whittelland#8217;s 9:09.03. In the 300 hurdles, Bourriague was third in 44.72; Zion Ferrie of Silver Stage won in 43.06.

Among the Laker girls, Wood claimed the long jump victory with a leap of 14-05.25, which beat the second-place jump of 14-01.00 by Claudia Dennler of Pershing County. Wood took third in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-08 to finish in a tie with Dennler. Samantha Dennler won with a jump of 5-00.00.

Wood also was a part of the winning 4×100 relay team and the second-place 4×200 team, which both included Sara Trimm, Chador and Allie Doyle.

In the tightly contested 4×100 race, the Lakers posted a time of 55.57 to runner-up Silver Stageand#8217;s 55.65, while in the 4×200, North Tahoe was second to Incline in a time of 1:58.16 to the Highlandersand#8217; 1:56.03.

Gallant, a freshman, placed third in both the 1,600 and 3,200. She posted times of 6:07.10 and 12:31.60, respectively, while Incline senior Katie Cochran won both races in 5:37.90 and 12:25.40.

Chador qualified in the shot put with a fourth-place finish with a toss of 26-10.50.

The North Tahoe boysand#8217; and girlsand#8217; teams both finished sixth overall as Incline won the girlsand#8217; title and Rite of Passage won the boysand#8217; title.

State: The 2A State Championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno. Check http://www.niaa.com for a list of event start times.


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