Truckee, North Tahoe athletes climb track and field rankings
The Truckee track and field team traveled to Loomis last Friday to compete against more than 30 other schools at the Del Oro Invite.
Junior Montana Montgomery led the way for the Wolverines, following up a record-breaking performance in the 1,600 meters earlier in the month, by posting the fastest 3,200 meters of the season in Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Class 3A.
Montgomery raced to a third-place finish in the event with a time of 9 minutes, 41.56 seconds. Only Valley’s Christian Franklin has a faster time (9:40.57), thus far, in Class 3A.
Montgomery also posted a sixth place in the 1,600 meters, finishing with a time of 4:36.24 to claim the varsity boys’ only other top-10 finish at the meet. The Truckee boys set 11 personal records during the varsity and freshman/sophomore events.
On the girls’ side, freshman Jasmine Harris took first place in the freshman/sophomore 200 meters race, finishing with a personal record time of 27.46. Harris’ performance in the event is the seventh fastest in Class 3A so far this season, and third fastest among Northern League athletes.
Harris also captured first place in the freshman/sophomore 400 meters, finishing with a time of 1:02.34. She owns Class 3A’s top time this season in the event, set last month.
Junior Isabella Terrazas ran to a trio of season bests during the meet, including a ninth-place finish in the 3,200 meters with a time of 12:29.91. Terrazas time in the event is the fourth fastest in Class 3A so far this season.
Senior Madison Earley ran to a sixth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, crossing the line with a time of 51.45. Junior Natalie Lang-Ree also finished in the top-10 in a varsity event, claiming fifth in pole vault with a leap of 10 feet. The Truckee girls combined to set six personal records at the meet.
The Wolverines will next compete in Carson City. The junior varsity team will be in action on Friday, followed by Saturday’s Carson Invitational.
North Tahoe’s Johnson tops own time for 2A’s fastest 800 meters
North Tahoe senior Josii Johnson bested her own time for Class 2A’s fastest mark in the 800 meters, finishing fourth overall at last Saturday’s Northwest Invitational at McQueen High School in Reno.
Johnson finished the race with a time of 2:32.15, which is more than 10 seconds faster than any other Class 2A athlete. Johnson also owns the fastest time in the 1,600 meters, which she set last month.
Freshman Alex Twomey was 15th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:52.37, which is the seventh fastest time in Class 2A, thus far.
On the boys’ side, senior Joe Pierce ran to a time of 24.07 in the 200 meters, which is the fourth fastest in Class 2A this season. Pierce finished the race in 11th place. He also claimed fifth overall in the 400 meters with a time of 53.65.
In shot put, senior Ethan Everist launched a throw of 38 feet, 3.00 inches to finish in 10th place. Everist’s throw is the eighth longest in Class 2A this year.
Junior John Zapata leapt to personal record in long jump, finishing 16th with a mark of 17 feet, 6.50 inches. Zapata’s jump is the fifth farthest in Class 2A this season.
The Lakers will travel to Carson City for their next meet, beginning on Friday with a junior varsity competition. The Carson Invitational will begin the following day.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at email@example.com.
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