North Tahoe track | Lakers set personal records at Douglas meet
North Tahoe track and field athletes established many personal-best results at the Big George Invitational hosted by Douglas this past Saturday.
and#8220;They did great,and#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Skip Piechocinski. and#8220;I’d say three-quarters of them PR-ed. We had some outstanding performances.and#8221;
Sophomores Noah McDermott and Angela Wood recorded the top individual finishes for the Lakers.
McDermott placed third in the 3,200-meter run (2-mile) in a time of 10:35.58 and#8212; which was not a personal record (PR) and#8212; and Wood was third in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-08, which matched her PR from last year.
Wood also took fifth in the long jump with a PR leap of 14-05 and was eighth in the shot put with a PR toss of 25-03. McDermott set a PR in the 800 with a fifth-place finish in a time of 2:14.17. He was seventh in the 1,600 in a time of 4:50.22.
Freshman Allie Doyle established a personal-best time in the semifinals of the 100, in 13.87, before placing seventh in the finals in 14.07. She set another PR in the 200, finishing in 28.94 to narrowly miss the finals.
Tara Gallant, also a freshman, set her best times in both the 1,600 (1-mile) and the 3,200, as she finished the 1,600 in 5:55.25 and the 3,200 in 12:59.69, which was good enough for eighth place.
The Laker girls’ 4×100 relay team, which was made up of Doyle, Sara Trimm, Sage Chador and Wood, finished third in a time of 55 seconds flat.
North Tahoe’s boys’ relay teams ran to their potential as well, with each setting a PR.
The boys’ 4×100 team of Brandon Hayakawa, Alex Bourriague, Oakley Keeler and Chris Hoffmann took third place in 48.96, while the same team was fourth in the 4×200 in a time of 1:43.34. The 4×400 team of Peter Holmes, Bourriague, James Palacio and Keeler was seventh in 4:02.73, and the 4×800 team of Noah and Sean McDermott, Holmes and Brandon Hackett was fifth in 9:09.67.
Keeler set a PR in the 400, finishing sixth in a time of 55.17, while Bourriague set a PR in the 300 hurdles with an eighth place in 46.56. Hayakawa set a PR in the 100 in 13.13, Palacio did the same in the 400 in 1:01.14, as did Holmes and Hackett in the 800 in times of 2:24.63 and 2:25.98, respectively.
Hackett, who competed with an injured toe, also established a new PR in the 1,600 with a time of 5:01.21, as well as Dominic Antonucci in a time of 5:27.06.
Sean McDermott finished 10th in the 300 hurdles in 47.41 and Hackett finished 13th in 49.47, both PRs.
In the field events, Hoffmann established his best distance in the triple jump with a leap of 33-05, which was good enough for ninth place, Jordan Holst threw the discus 30-08.50, and Sean McDermott recorded distances of 17-06 in the long jump (seventh) and 5-04 in the high jump (eighth).
and#8220;Everybody stepped it up,and#8221; Piechocinski said.
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