North Tahoe XC | Boys dominate long-running home meet |

North Tahoe XC | Boys dominate long-running home meet

Staff report
Courtesy photoNorth Tahoe seniors Sean McDermott, left, and Patrick McElravey low five as they near the finish line of the North Tahoe Kiwanis Invitational. They finished 2-3 in the race as the Laker boys swept the top three.

Longtime North Tahoe cross-country coach Warren Mills likes to talk about his Laker teams peaking near season’s end. If that’s the case this year, the competition has reason for concern.

After sweeping the top three spots to win the season-opening Warrior Warpath Invitational the previous week, the Laker boys duplicated the feat at their own long-running meet, the North Tahoe Kiwanis Invitational, this past Friday.

In a field of 142 boys from across Northern California and Nevada, junior Noah McDermott claimed the individual win in the varsity boys’ race, posting a time of 20 minutes, 53.91 seconds on the 5,300-meter home course. Senior teammates Patrick McElravey and Sean McDermott crossed the line side-by-side in second and third place, respectively, with times of 21:23.28 and 21:2356.

North Tahoe junior Peter Holmes placed ninth in 22:16.38 to give the Lakers four top-10 finishers. Shane Christian was 34th in 23:57.97 to round out the boys’ top five scores (the amount used for the team score).

The top results easily gave North Tahoe the win with a low score of 43 points to runner-up Truckee’s 81 and third-place Elko’s 117. There were 13 varsity boys teams total.

North Tahoe senior Emily Nall placed 21st out of 107 runners In the varsity girls race, posting a time of 28:33.25, while sophomore teammate Tara Gallant won the 4,350-meter frosh/soph girls race in a time of 22:48.31. Freshman Sophia Tallarigo was ninth in 26:00.18.

Jody Meads of Mammoth took the overall win in the varsity girls race in a time of 24:18.09, while Ponderosa won as a team with 44 points to runner-up Incline’s 53. Truckee’s girls were third with 77 points.

In the freshmen boys race, North Tahoe’s Julien Bordes (21:22.18) and Cam Goldstone (21:28.12) finished 11th and 12th.

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