Truckee track and field: Relay teams earn gold at state |

Truckee track and field: Relay teams earn gold at state

Sun Staff report

Photography Michael MichaelsenTruckeeand#8217;s Ali Haines, front, and Shauna Day compete in a relay race during the 3A State Championship track and field meet this past weekend in Reno.

Truckeeand#8217;s relay teams fared well at the 3A Track and Field State Championships this past weekend in Reno, as its boys and girls squads each brought home a gold medal.

The Truckee girls captured the top spot in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:18.06 to edge runner-up Boulder City, which finished in 4:19.63. The Truckee team was made up of Ali Haines, Mikaela Arnstein, Serena Dill and Sammy Holoday.

Truckeeand#8217;s boys relay team made up of Tony Rodriguez, Tyler Brooks, Chris Gallagher and Vince Shaffer also raced to a first-place finish in the 4×800, posting a winning time of 8:17.91 to runner-up Moapa Valleyand#8217;s 8:37.87.

The Wolverines recorded a number of other quality finishes at state, as Shauna Day took second in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 1.75 inches and#8212; Lowryand#8217;s Bernice Sanchez won with a jump of 33-07.50 and#8212; and the girls were second in both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays and third in the 4×800.

That 4×100 squad, which consisted of Arnstein, Day, Haines and Holoday, finished runner up to Sparks, posting a time of 51.62 to Sparksand#8217; 51.19. Arnstein, Day, Haines and Serena Dill took second to Sparks again in the 4×200, as they finished in 1:48.55 to the Railroadersand#8217; 1:47.49. And in the 4×800, Truckeeand#8217;s girls and#8212; Kayla Cole, Heather Mort, Mollie Askin and Hanna Casares and#8212; were third in 10:58.3.

On the boysand#8217; side, Gallagher finished fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:05.07, while Shaffer took sixth in 2:06.17 and Brooks eighth in 2:12.02.

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Truckeeand#8217;s boys also took fourth in the 4×400 relay, as Rodriguez, Gallagher, Brooks and Alex Kopytko posted a time of 3:42.90. And Javier Virrey placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 38-09.