Truckee cross country runners earn Mt. SAC medals
After traveling nine hours to Southern California to compete in the world’s largest cross country meet, the Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational, the Wolverines showed that they’re a quality team.
The Truckee boys placed second as a team in the Division 4 race with a total of 109 points.
Truckee sophomore Micah Silver placed second with a time of 16:42 while senior Spencer Wood was eighth in 17:16 and Kyle Britto 40th.
“We had some exceptional performances,” said Truckee head coach Robby McClendon. “The boys need to carry this momentum into the regional meet. We will be facing a very tough Lowry team.
“I believe we have a great chance to win state. Lowry is a good team but everyone has good day and bad day.”
The Truckee girls also had a great showing at the Southern California meet, with senior Kelsey Waters leading the pack in 60th place with the time of 24:16. Close behind Waters were Gina Krauss and Kelsey Dion, who placed 69th and 83rd, respectively, out of 180 runners.
Senior Jenny Geresy beat her personal record this year by two and a half minutes on a very difficult course. All of the Truckee girls have a chance to make it to state as individuals.
The Regional Meet will be held in Reno at Rancho San Rafael Park this Thursday. Races start at 2 p.m.
The qualifiers for the State Championship in Las Vegas will be held the following week.