Track and field: Goodpaster first in 3A triple jump |

Track and field: Goodpaster first in 3A triple jump

Submitted by track coaches Diana Yale and Bob Blount

The Truckee High School Track and Field team’s trip to the Northern 3A Regional last weekend at Yerington High School proved successful for many team members. Several of the Wolverines athletes had outstanding performances at the regional zone meet, qualifying them for the Northern Nevada 3A state track meet at Reed High School in Sparks this Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.

Maisha Goodpaster flew her way to first place overall in Northern Nevada in the girls triple jump, with a personal best of 32-7.5, and placed second overall in the long jump (14-2.25). In the 100 meters, Allyson Flauta placed fourth with a strong finish and a personal best of 13.80

For the boys team, Remy Denton qualified in the 400 meters, placing fourth in a very fast heat with a personal record of 52.51. Denton also anchored his team’s 4×200 relay team, along with Marc Ventre, Gordon Neelands and Dan Ballou, placing fifth in a season record for the foursome (1:36.36) and also advancing to the state meet.

Neelands also qualified for state in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.75. Another jumper, Justin Grooms, also leaped to state, qualifying with a personal record of 39 feet.

Other person bests by Truckee freshmen and sophomores at Yerington High School included:


– Lauren Altieri – 200 meters (28.75)

– Vanessa Blount – 300 hurdles (56.50), 110 hurdles (19.60)

– Kayla Evans – 1600 meters (6:23)

– Brandie Macken – 400 meters (69.04)

– Vanessa Blount, Shannon Holt, Brandie Macken, Allyson Flauta – 4×200 relay (1:56.86)


– Ben Aldridge – 3200 meters (11:52)

– Michael O’Connor – 400 meters (59.41)

– Mark Ochoa – 1600 meters (5:31)

– Alfredo Oropeza – shot put (41.5)

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