Lowry’s Jovi Kuskie placed second at the 3A regional championships.
Lowry’s Jovi Kuskie placed second at the 3A regional championships.
The shortened six-week season for the Lowry High School cross country came to end this past Saturday at the Northern 3A Regional Championships Saturday at Shadow Mountain Park in Sparks.

“It was an interesting day with no spectators and all the mandates,” said LHS coach Kathy Norcutt. “They did a rolling start with four athletes at a time. It made it difficult to know exactly where you were in the race.” 

The girls’ results were very similar to what happened in November 2019. Spring Creek’s Kendra Lusk and Lowry’s Jovi Kuskie finished 1-2 on that day and the next week at the state tournament. 

The two battled this spring, with Lusk pulling out the regional title in a time of 19 minutes, 11 seconds. Kuskie was second at 21:01. However, there will be no state championship this season due to the shorter season. Lusk is a senior, however, Kuskie returns this fall for her senior season.

“Jovi had a solid race,” added the coach. “Kendra got the lead but Jovi worked to stay close. They finished well ahead of the competition.”

Lowry sophomore Ryleigh Raabe placed 39th with a time of 28:18 and fellow sophomore and teammate Taylor Hawkins was 43rd at 31:22.

“They ran great and are just sophomores,” Norcutt said.

Spring Creek won the team title with 28 points and Truckee was second at 36.

On the boys side, Lowry’s Jeremy Walker ran his last high school cross country race and finished 10th in a time of 19:27. 

“Jeremy had a great race and had to battle to get to that 10th-place finish,” said the coach. “We were down a couple boys and I had to run my alternates. Overall, the kids put in a great effort  and ran to the best of their abilities” 

Sophomore Ivan Lara was 26th at 20:44 and junior Tyler Morrison was 26th with a time of 22:20.

Freshman Austin Formby placed 38th with a time of 22:39, Kaid Sanchez (23:18) was 43rd; Timothy Burnside (26:01) was 57th and John Boyle finished 63rd at 27:28.

“Ivan and Austin both had good races and worked their way through the masses,” Norcutt said. “I have a very young team of mostly freshmen and sophomores. So, this was a great racing experience for them.”

Elko’s Isaiah Dahl won the race in a time of 17:54 and Dayton’s Tyler Logan was second at 18:13.

Spring Creek won the team title with 22 points and Elko was second at 75. Lowry was sixth with 141 points.