The Fallon boys cross country team placed ninth at the 32nd annual North Tahoe Invitational last week in Tahoe City, Calif.
The Greenwave tallied 193 points, while Northern Division I-A foes Spring Creek (71) and Elko (94) placed first and second, respectively, in the 3.3-mile race.
Fallon Junior Tristen Thomson placed fifth out of 156 runners with a time of 22:12.18 followed by sophomore Ethan Smith in 19th (23:08.72), junior Marshall Coverston in 68th (25:36.88), senior Cameron Kissick in 70th (25:41.34) and junior Michael Anderson in 88th (26:32.83).
Four California schools placed in front of Fallon, although the first five runners across the line came from Northern Nevada schools.
Defending state champ Noah Oberitter of Truckee was nearly 1 minute faster than Elko’s Kyler Simpkins. Oberitter crossed the line in 20:29.81, while Simpkins came in at 21:20.91.
Timothy Rose of Elko was third (21:58.59) followed by Cole Snyder of DIV Whittell was fourth (22:08.03) and Thomson.
The Lady Wave, meanwhile, placed 12th led by freshman Chole Overlie, who placed 20th (28:14.31) out of 122 runners. Junior Jordyn Rogers took 65th (32:45.88) followed by freshman Shelby Hickox in 66th (32:46.62), sophomore Amanda Pursley in 73rd (33:04.18), junior Adia Sommer in 77th (33:32.31) and junior Emily Scott in 96th (36:25.97).
Lady Wave falls short
The Fallon girls tennis lost 12-6 at Truckee last week and now sits 3-1 in the Northern Division I-A.
Fallon’s No. 1 doubles tandem of Debra Beyer and Kali Strong went 3-0, while No. 1 singles player Sarah Inglis, No. 2 Haley Lindsay and No. 3 Melanie Nuckolls each went 1-2.
The Lady Wave hosted South Tahoe on Tuesday, but results were not available before press time.
TRUCKEE NIPS BOYS
The Fallon boys tennis team fell 10-8 to Truckee last week and are 2-2 in the Northern Division I-A.
No. 1 doubles partners Tyler Wood and Martin Beyer went 2-1 and lost to state contenders Teagan Pado and Ethan Gotts, 6-4. The Fallon duo rolled in their other two matches losing only four games.
Adam Wadsworth, the Wave’s No. 1 singles player, went 1-2 with a close 7-5 loss in his opening match. No. 2 singles player Joseph Jamison went 2-1 losing 7-6 (7-4) in a tiebreaker in his opening match.