Paz places 8th, Bott 14th at State Cross Country meet

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Kael Paz placed eighth in the boys race and Myla Bott was 14th in the girls to pace the seven-runner contingent from Fernley at the 3A State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 5 in Boulder City

With their performances, both Paz and Bott earned a spot on the 3A All-State second team. Placing first through seventh in the State meet earned first team all-state, while 8-14 earned second.

All seven of Fernley’s runners ran a faster time at the State than they did the previous week in the Regional meet in Sparks.


For the boys, Paz ran a time of 17:00.5, just 4.5 seconds behind the seventh place finisher.  Levi Patterson placed 40th with a time of 18:49.5, and Michael Fitzgerald finished 47th in a time of 19:16.5.

For the girls, Bott’s time of 21:32.9 was a 10th of a second behind the runner ahead of her. Laila Kinnick finished 33rd with a time of 22:52.6, Brooklyn Harvey came in 37th with a time of 23:23.9 and Trinity Garcia-Anders was 48th with a time of 24:56.7.

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