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Truckee cross-country: Girls top field at Reed Invitational

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The Truckee girls cross-country team placed first among 11 schools at the Reed Invitational last Friday.
Courtesy Nick Lee |

The Truckee cross-country squads commemorated the midpoint of their season by taking a break from their competitive slate of California meets at Shadow Mountain Park in Sparks for the Reed Invitational last Friday.

The girls varsity team triumphed over a field of 11 teams, seven of which were DI schools. The five team scorers were all juniors: Julia Veliquette in eighth place (21:09), Brenna Wapstra-Scott in ninth (also 21:09), Carrie Bradley in 12th (21:26), Syra Fillat in 21st (21:52) and Amanda Rae in 26th (22:00).

The girls continue to narrow their time gap between scorers, this week down to 52 seconds, just seven seconds off their goal for the season.

The boys squad split into two full teams between varsity and junior varsity races, with the varsity team placing 11th and the JV team placing seventh.

Varsity team scorers were Hudson Verbeck in 33rd (18:40), Ian Smith in 34th (also 18:40), Jenner Tresan in 69th (19:55), Tyler Ferrera in 80th (20:01) and David Delicandro in 101st (21:20).

In the JV race, sophomore Elizabeth Morgan placed fourth (23:18) while freshman Jordan Guldman finished seventh (19:32) in a field of 146 runners, the largest race of the day.

“We ran well after a tough week of training,” Truckee coach Rob McClendon said. “We will start tapering our training in preparation for the Clovis Invitational (on Saturday). I predict that we will start seeing some huge personal records in the upcoming meets.”

For complete results of all four races, see http://www.athletic.net.