LHS cross country teams at regional meet

LHS cross country teams at regional meet

LHS cross country teams at regional meet

The postseason gets underway for the Lowry High School cross country teams Saturday in Sparks.

The Buckaroos will take part in the Northern 3A Regional Championships at Shadow Mountain Regional Sports Complex, with thoughts of advancing to the state championships on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The 3A boys will race at 10:30 a.m. on the 3.1-mile course by Reed High School.

Spring Creek, Elko and Truckee look to be the favorites to advance as teams to the state meet. The top three finishing teams qualify for the state championships in Sparks.

If Lowry does not qualify as a team, it has individual hopefuls in junior Will Kracaw and freshman Robert Rangel. 

Kracaw finished 13th at the 2016 state championships with a time of 17 minutes, 12 seconds.

Rangel has shown the speed that can qualify him for a spot in the state meet with a good finish at the regional championships.

The 3A girls will start their race at 12:40 p.m. on the Shadow Mountain course. Lowry does not have enough runners to qualify as a team and will look to its individual runners.

Junior Becca Kuskie will attempt to make her third consecutive state championship. She has run in the state meet her freshman and sophomore years. Kuskie has had some of the top times among Northern 3A runners this year.

In order to qualify for state, Kuskie has to be one of the top five finishers on teams that don’t advance to the state meet.

Makayla Leveille and Kinsey Albisu will also run for the Lady Bucks.