North Tahoe track | Lakers establish personal records at Rocklin meet |

North Tahoe track | Lakers establish personal records at Rocklin meet

Sun Staff report
Submitted PhotoDominic Antonucci and Brandon Hackett compete for their North Tahoe track and field team in Rocklin this past weekend.

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.