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Carson runners strong at Washoe

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The Carson High boys and girls cross country teams continued to show improvement heading into another high-power meet this weekend.

Carson competed for the second time this year on the Washoe Lake State Park course on Wednesday, covering the 3.1-mile course through the beach and the water. And most of the Senators improved their times from their last effort on the course in a meet with Damonte Ranch and Hug.

The Senator boys beat Hug 17-47 and Damonte Ranch 26-32 while the Carson girls beat Hug 17-46. Damonte’s girls didn’t have a full team.

Carson’s boys weren’t running at full strength Caleb Carter and Nick Schlager were both nursing injuries and just jogged the course. Wade Smith also didn’t run with a hamstring injury.

Richard Shroy won the boys race in 16 minutes, 38 seconds, a 45-second improvement over the last time he ran the course. Logan Philippi continued to show improvement as he’s earning a spot on the varsity. He finished third in 17:36, which was a 50-secod improvement over the last time he ran the course.

“He’s showed great improvement really throughout the whole year,” Carson coach Pete Sinnott said. “He gets better each week.”

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Zack Mapes showed an improvement of 45 seconds in finishing in 18:08 and Ethan Graber finished in 18:37. Also for Cason, Brandon Bournacorsi showed a five-minute improvement.

Other finishes for Carson were David McMasters, 19:50, Tyler Davies, 19:30, Andrew Richards, 20:41, Jonathan Lanuza, 21:50, Joe Ward, 21:49, Noel Lopez, 23:17 and Josiah Toral, 22:02.

For the girls, Yvonne Hollett showed a 45-second improvement in winning in 19:48. Jenny Mital showed a 10-second improvement in taking second in 20:37, Christy Works was third in 21:00 and Amanda Gordon was fifth in 21:59.

Also for Ccarson, Gloria Sosa finished in 22:19, Haley Ward finished in 22:48, Kristen Dockery finished in 22:59, Kat Vonrumpf finished in 22:02 and Sarah Reiter finished in 21:31. “All the kids did really well,” Sinnott said.

Carson will compete on Saturday in the high-powered Clovis (Calif.) Invitational.