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Truckee cross-country: Girls competitive at Stanford Invitational

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Truckee's Carrie Bradley, on left, and Julia Veliquette race at the Stanford Invitational. The Truckee girls placed ninth out of 31 teams in their division.
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Truckee will race at the Reed Invitational in Sparks on Friday.

The Truckee cross-country varsity squads traveled down to sea level for the second consecutive weekend to participate in the 42nd Annual Stanford Invitational this past Saturday.

Well over half the team ran their fastest 5K times ever on the golf course on the Stanford University campus. Each of their highly competitive races fielded over 200 runners.  

The girls team finished ninth in a field of 31 Division 4 teams. Carrie Bradley led the way with her 34th-place finish with a time of 19:36. Julia Veliquette improved upon her time from last year by 45 seconds, finishing in 41st (19:43).

Rounding out the point scorers were Syra Fillat in 54th (19:57), Lily Robertson in 66th (20:22) and Amanda Rae in 79th (20:41). The girls team continues to narrow the time gap between them, this week down to 1:04. 

The boys team raced later in the afternoon heat with 31 Division 3 teams, placing 19th overall.

Perennial frontrunner Hudson Verbeck was the first Truckee runner over the finish line in 43rd place (16:58), followed by point scorers Ian Smith in 68th (17:20), Jenner Tresan in 137th (18:17), Tyler Ferrera in 139th (18:20.7), and Calin Laine a fraction of a second behind in 140th (18:20.9). All these times were new personal records.

— This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at swright@sierrasun.com.