Track athletes close out regular season
The Truckee track and field team outdueled seven other schools from around Tahoe and Reno on Friday to take team wins on the boys and girls’ side at the Tahoe-Truckee Lake Meet.
Conditions were ideal for the eight teams at the event, which served as the final tune-up before next week’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Northern League Track and Field Championships at Churchill County High School.
The Truckee girls captured first-place finishes in 10 of the 18 events during Friday’s competition, racking up 242.33 points for first overall. Incline was second with 103 points, followed by North Tahoe with 76 points, and South Tahoe with 71 points.
Truckee freshman Jasmine Harris posted personal records in the 200 meters and 400 meters, winning each race by a sizeable margin. Harris finished the 400 meters in 59.99 seconds, making her the only runner in Class 3A to finish the event in under a minute this season. Harris’ time of 26.48 in the 200 meters is the fourth fastest in Class 3A this year.
Senior Ava Seelenfreund finished the 300-meter hurdles with Class 3A’s best time of the season, crossing the line in first place with a time of 46.62 for a personal record.
Truckee sophomore Lauren Tanner picked up a first-place finish in the 800 meters, posting a season-best time of 2:28.78, which is the fifth best in Class 3A this season.
Wolverines junior Isabella Terrazas brought the team another first-place finish, claiming the win in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:00:66.
In the field events, Truckee junior Natalie Lang-Ree took first in pole vault, setting a personal record by clearing 10 feet, 3.00 inches. Lang-Ree’s mark is the third best in Class 3A this season.
The Truckee girls swept the four relay events, highlighted by the performance of sophomore Ali Barrett, sophomore Alia Sinoff, junior Deanna Sunnergren, and Seelenfreund. The four finished the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:52.75, which is the third fastest in Class 3A, thus far.
The Truckee girls finished the meet with 23 personal records.
On the boys’ side, Truckee junior Hayden Sumner picked up wins in each of the hurdles events, and set a personal record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.32. Sumner’s finish in the event is the fourth fastest in Class 3A this year.
Junior Montana Montgomery picked up a pair of wins in the 400 meters and 3,200 meters. Montgomery set a personal record in the 400 meters, finishing with a time of 53.52.
Senior Calin Laine took first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.13.
In the field events, sophomore Micah Ivens set a personal record in discus with a first-place throw of 111 feet, 5.00 inches. Senior Nick Rae won pole vault with a season-best mark of 10 feet, 3.00 inches.
The Truckee boys set 14 personal records at the meet. The Wolverines finished the meet with 152.5 points, edging second place North Valleys, who finished with 149 points. North Tahoe was third with 133 points, followed by Incline with 91 points, and South Tahoe with 38 points.
Battaglia, Hurt lead Lakers
The North Tahoe girls posted a pair of first-place finishes at the meet.
Junior Paige Battaglia won discus with a throw of 88 feet, 11.50 inches. Senior AJ Hurt won triple jump with a mark of 32 feet, 9.50 inches.
The Lady Lakers set 11 personal records at the meet.
On the boys’ side the North Tahoe 4×800 relay team of sophomore Connor Johnston, freshman Jake Hacker, sophomore Giancarlo Munoz, and sophomore Phoenix Sanchez raced to a first-place finish with a time of 9:08.11.
The Lakers and Wolverines will now prepare for the two-day Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Northern Championships, which begin today in Churchill County.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.