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Truckee cross-country | Girls win large Folsom meet

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The Wolverines are scheduled to race at the 41st Stanford Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

This past Saturday was not the first time Skyler Flora and Gabrielle Rinne swept the top two spots in a cross-country race.

The Truckee seniors — who finished first and second in the 2013 state championship — finished 1-2 in a field of 106 varsity girls to lead the Wolverines at the Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan 10th Annual XC Invite in Folsom.

Along with teammate Carrie Bradley’s eighth-place finish, the Truckee girls won the team event with a low score of 40 points to runner-up Rio Americano’s 60. The Placer girls were third with 64.

Flora posted a winning time of 19:20 over the 5-kilometer course. Rinne finished in 19:24, and Marin Chamberlin of Placer was third in 19:43.

Bradley, a sophomore, crossed the line in 21 minutes flat and was followed by teammates Claire Lang-Ree in 15th place (21:15) and Syra Fillat in 18th (21:38) to round out the Wolverines’ top five scores.

Truckee’s Julia Veliquette finished 26th (22:22), Olivia Yale was 30th (22:40), Lily Robertson 33rd (22:47) and Amanda Rae 43rd (23:44).

In the varsity boys race, Truckee senior and defending Division I-A state champion Noah Oberriter recorded a fourth-place finish in a field of 122 runners, posting a time of 16:52.

Placer runners swept the top two, with Moshe McCarter-Ribakoff winning in 16:23 and Jose Rodriguez finishing runner-up in 16:46. Jacob Mawson of Cosumnes Oaks rounded out the top three in 16:50.

Sophomore Hudson Verbeck was the next highest placer among the Truckee contingent, in 25th (18:47). Verbeck was followed by teammates Tyler Ferrera (53rd), Ian Smith (62nd), Christopher Miller (69th) and David Dalicandro (93rd).

The Truckee boys were eighth out of 14 schools in the team results, with 183 points. Placer’s boys won with a low score of 26, while Cosumnes Oaks was second with 75 and Vacaville third with 115.