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North Tahoe, Truckee track | Wittels, Adams lead Lakers at Dayton Invite

Shannon Litz / Sun News ServiceNorth Tahoe senior Kelsey Wittels races to a fourth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles at the Dayton Invitational this past Saturday.

The North Tahoe and Truckee track and field teams competed in the Dayton Invitational this past Saturday, April 23.

North Tahoe seniors Kelsey Wittels and Jonathan Adams recorded the top finishes among the Lakers, as Wittels placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 53.1 seconds, and Adams was fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.6 seconds.

Wittels also finished 10th in the 100 hurdles, posting a personal-best time of 19.8, and was 22nd in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.8.

Lakers senior Carly Leininger pulled off a feat not seen before by her coach, Skip Piechocinski, when she ran the 100, 200, 800 and 1,600 all at the same meet. She placed 18th in the 100, posting a time of 14.5, and was 13th in the 200 with a time of 29.8.

North Tahoe freshman Angela Wood competed in three events, placing ninth in the 400 with a time of 1:08.8, 25th in the 100, at 15.0, and 26th in the long jump with a leap of 11 feet, 7.5 inches.

Another North Tahoe freshman, Taylor Briggs, placed 10th in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4 feet, 4 inches, and was 29th in the discus with a toss of 50 feet, 8 inches.

On the boysand#8217; side of the competition, North Tahoe senior Griffin Lancaster set a personal-best mark in the 300 hurdles, as he finished eighth in 46.5 seconds. Lancaster also placed 14th in the 110 hurdles in 19.3.

Lancaster was trailed in the 110 hurdles by teammate Alex Bourriague in 15th, at 19.6, and Brandon Hackett in 23rd, at 21.6. Hackett was 23rd in the 300 hurdles, at 51.6, and Bourriague 26th, at 53.2.

Truckee sophomore Tyler Griffin placed 22nd in the 100 with a time of 12.2, and Truckee teammate Jake Pettit was 24th in 12.3.

Griffinand#8217;s twin brother, Austin, placed sixth in the triple jump with a measurement of 36 feet, 11 inches. He also finished 11th in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 4 inches.

North Tahoe senior Trevor Trimm set a personal record in the 100 with a time of 12.6, which was good enough for 34th place, while teammate Chris Hoffman also set a personal record with a time of 12.9. Jake Levy finished the race in 13.7.

Levy finished 28th in the 200, posting a time of 27.3, and Hackett finished 31st with a time of 27.8.

Luke Funicella took 15th in the 400 with a time of 59.2. Hackett posted a time of 1:04.6 in the event, while Levy finished in 1:06.8 and Mark Heisinger in 1:08.4.

Brett Roberts, a senior, posted a quality result in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5 feet, 4 inches to take 10th place. Sean McDermott was 17th in the event (5-02.00). Bourriague took 13th in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 10 inches.

Truckee foreign exchange student Gilles Ganassin finished 32nd in the 400 with a time of 1:19.7.

Results were not listed for the distance running events.

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