North Tahoe track | Lakers establish personal records at Rocklin meet
The North Tahoe track and field team returned from the Thunder Invitational in Rocklin (Calif.) this past Saturday with valuable large-meet experience and multiple personal-best results.
and#8220;It was great, especially because they had a frosh-soph division for the kids so they could compete against their own age,and#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Skip Piechocinski. and#8220;It was also good for them to compete at a large meet so that when they get into zones or state, it won’t be as frightening for them.and#8221;
Sophomore distance specialist Noah McDermott once again led the Laker contingent against more than 30 California and Nevada schools.
McDermott set a personal-best time in the 3,200 (2-mile) when he finished 11th out of 40 varsity runners in a time of 10:34.20. Senior William Reyes of Monterey Trail won the race in 9:37.59. McDermott nearly established a PR in the 1,600 (1-mile) as well, as he finished 25th out of 66 runners in 4:54.83. Reyes also won the 1,600 in 4:29.39.
McDermott’s brother Sean, meanwhile, posted a PR in both the varsity 300-meter hurdles and the high jump. He posted a time of 47.98 in the hurdles, for 28th place, and was 16th in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-06 for 16th place.
The Laker boys’ 4×100 relay team of Oakley Keeler, Chris Hoffman, Matt Grijalva and Hugo Moreno also set a new PR, finishing 20th in 49.10.
Brandon Hackett established a PR in the frosh/soph 300 hurdles, in 50.80, and Dominic Antonucci and Jordan Holst did the same in the 800, in times of 2:30.06 and 2:36.31, respectively.
On the girls’ side, North Tahoe sophomore Angela Wood PR-ed in the long jump with a leap of 13-02.50, which was good enough for 20th place in the frosh/soph division. Ingrid Roske also PR-ed in the triple jump, at 27-00, while placing ninth.
Allie Doyle set a PR in the 100 with a time of 14.11, for 20th place, while Tara Gallant PR-ed in the 3,200 with an eighth-place finish in 13:13.42.
UP NEXT: The Lakers are scheduled to compete in the Carson Invitational on Saturday.
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