Wolverines, Lakers shine at Bob Shaffer Track Classic
The Truckee track and field team hosted the annual Bob Shaffer Track Classic last weekend, marking the first home meet of the season for the Wolverines.
Going up against several larger schools from Reno, a pair of league rivals, and North Tahoe, the Truckee girls put together a strong showing with several first-place finishes.
Junior Natalie Lang-Ree claimed first place in pole vault, clearing 10 feet. Freshman standout Jasmine Harris took first place in high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 8.00 inches. Harris was also second in the 200 meter, setting a personal record with a time of 27.15 seconds. Harris’ time in the 200 meters is the fastest this year by a Truckee athlete and fifth fastest in Class 3A.
Junior Isabella Terrazas brought the girls another first place, taking the win in the 3,200 meters with a time of 13:29.46.
Truckee’s relay team of junior Deanna Sunnergren, sophomore Amelia Swanson, Terrazas, and sophomore Lauren Tanner took first in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 4:21.03. The team’s time in the event is the third fastest in Class 3A this season.
Truckee’s 4×200 meter relay team of sophomore Ali Barrett, Sunnergren, freshman Jorja Brunings, and Swanson was second with a time of 1:54.76, which was good enough for the fifth fastest mark in Class 3A thus far.
The 4×800 meter relay team of freshman Petra Kidd, sophomore Hana Mazur, Terrazas, and Sunnergren claimed third with a time of 10:29.79.
Other top-five finishes included, Brunings with a fourth place in the 100 meters and a fifth in the 100-meter hurdles; Tanner with a pair of second places in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters, and a third place in the 400 meters; senior Madison Earley with a fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles; freshman Nynke Propstra with a third place in high jump; and a fifth-place finish by Harris in triple jump.
The Truckee girls finished in second place at the meet with 134.5 points. McQueen took first place with 197 points.
Truckee junior Montana Montgomery led the boys with a first-place finish in the 800 meters. Montgomery set a personal record in the event with a time of 2:03.20, which is the fifth fastest in Class 3A this season.
Junior Hayden Sumner had a solid showing in hurdles, setting a personal record in each event. Sumner ran to a fourth place in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 16.60, which is the fifth fastest in Class 3A so far. Sumner also took fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, hitting a personal record with a time of 42.37, which is the fourth fastest time in Class 3A.
Truckee senior Calin Laine set a personal record in the 400 meters, finishing in fourth place with a time of 54.13.
Each of the Wolverines relay squads finished in the top five at the meet. The 4×200 meter relay team of junior George Skaff, freshman Maxwell Carter, sophomore Micah Ivens, and senior Ids Propstra posted the best finish, taking second place with a time of 1:49.25. The 4×400 meter relay team of Sumner, senior Calin Laine, senior Nick Rae, and Montgomery ran to a third-place finish with a time of 3:39.89, which is the fifth fastest in Class 3A thus far.
The McQueen boys took first place at the meet with 184 points. Truckee was sixth with 54 points. North Tahoe was fifth with 61 points.
Pierce leads Lakers charge
Senior Joe Pierce led the North Tahoe attack at the meet, and claimed first place in the 400 meters with a time of 53.06. Pierce was also fifth in the 200 meters with a personal record time of 23.98.
In the distance events, senior Corey Joslin ran to a second-place finish in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:44.86, which is the third fastest in Class 2A this season. Joslin also took fourth in the 1,600 meters with a personal record time of 4:49.76 Joslin’s time in the event is the fourth fastest in Class 2A thus far.
Junior John Zapata brought the Lakers two more top-five finishes, claiming fourth in high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4.00 inches, and fifth in triple jump with a personal record jump of 38 feet, 4.50 inches.
The Lakers 4×800 meter relay team of Nikolas Burkhart, Pierce, Riley Hacker, and Connor Johnston ran to the fastest time in Class 2A this season, finishing the race with a time of 8:38.43 for third place. Hacker also posted a fifth place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.73 to round out North Tahoe’s top-five individual finishers.
The Lady Lakers were led by senior Ella Carr, who finished in second place in the 3,200 meters with a time of 13:54.95. Sophomore Reilly Scott took fifth in the 400 meters wit ha time of 1:04.75, which is the fourth fastest in Class 2A this season.
The Lakers 4×800 meter relay team of Carr, senior Jillian Ferre, sophomore Ana Ting Osterhuber, and freshman Alex Twomey posted Class 2A’s fastest time of the season, finishing the event with a time of 11:14.14 for fourth place.
Junior Paige Battaglia rounded out North Tahoe’s top five finishers with a throw of 88 feet, 5 inches in discus for fourth place.
Truckee and North Tahoe will return to Truckee High School this Friday for the Tahoe-Truckee Lake Meet. The teams will be joined by squads from South Tahoe and Incline. The first event is scheduled for 11 a.m.
Following the meet in Truckee, the Lakers and Wolverines will prepare for the two-day Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Northern Championships, which begin Friday, May 10, in Churchill County.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.