North Tahoe track | Lakers use Grass Valley meet as tune-up for regionals
The North Tahoe track and field team received one final tune-up before regionals at the large-school Kays/Ostrum Nevada Union Invitational in Grass Valley last Friday.andamp;#8220;The kids stepped it up again, especially in the distance events,andamp;#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Skip Piechocinski, who brought 13 boys and one girl, Angela Wood.Sophomore Noah McDermott once again posted an impressive finish in the 1,600-meter run (1-mile), as he placed 12th in a time of 4:48.66, as well as the 3,200 (2-mile), in which he placed fifth in a personal-best time of 10:13.95.His brother Sean McDermott and teammates Peter Holmes and Dominic Antonucci all set a new personal records in the 800. Holmes finished 19th in a time of 2:13.42, while Sean McDermott was 20th in 2:14.15 and Antonucci was 28th in 2:22.15.The Lakers 4×400 relay team of Oakley Keeler, Brandon Hackett, Sean McDermott and Patrick McElravey also established a personal-record (PR) time of 3:48.78, which was good enough for ninth place. Jordan Holst set PRs in both the shot put and the discus, recording throws of 30-09.00 and 102-05, respectively. Keeler set a PR in the 200, finishing 10th in 24.33, and Hackett set a PR in the 400 with a time of 59.19. McElravey finished that race in 54.76.Wood was the only female representative for the Lakers. She was ninth in the high jump at 4-06 and 12th in the long jump at 12-04.00.The Lakers will compete in the Regional Championships at Fallon on Friday and Saturday in hopes of qualifying for state the following weekend at Damonte Ranch High School.
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