Truckee girls run to second-place finish; Montgomery finishes runner-up in boys’ race
The top runners in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association gathered at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno on Saturday to compete for individual and team state championships.
The Truckee girls’ cross-country team placed four runners in the top 15 to finish as state runners-up with 49 points. Spring Creek won the girls’ championship with a low score of 29 points.
Individually, Spring Creek junior Kendra Lusk claimed first place with a time of 19 minutes, 38 seconds.
Junior Hana Mazur led the Wolverines with a time of 21:04 for sixth place. Senior Isabella Terrazas finished in seventh place with a time of 21:24. Truckee sophomore Sonny Strusinski was 14th place with a time of 22:03. Senior Deanna Sunnergren was next in 16th place with a time of 22:06, followed by junior Amelia Swanson who also clocked in at 22:06 in 17th place. Sophomore Petra Kidd was 23rd with a time of 22:33. Junior Grace Houdus rounded out Truckee’s runners, finishing with a time of 26:01.
On the boys’ side, senior Montana Montgomery raced to a runner-up finish, crossing the line with a time of 17:21. Montgomery captured the Northern League title earlier in the month.
Junior Benjamin Picard was next for the Wolverines with a time of 18:29 for 15th place. Freshman Reed Loper was 26th, finishing with a time of 18:58. Senior Benjamin Breuch reached the finish line with a time of 19:10 for 30th place. Sophomore Canyon Blassingame finished the race with a time of 19:31, sophomore Sage Boyer reached the finish line with a time of 19:47, and junior Wyatt Peek finished in 20:01.
Valley senior Christian Franklin defended his individual state title from a year ago, finishing the race with a time of 16:33.
As a team, the Truckee boys finished in third place with 77 points. Spring Creek took the team title with a low score of 42 points. Elko was second with 46 points.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at email@example.com or 530-550-2643.