Truckee girls lead 3A schools at annual Reed Sparks Rotary track and field meet
For the second week in a row, Truckee’s track and field team took on some of the state’s best athletes, competing at one of Northern Nevada’s largest regular season meets, the annual Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational.
The Truckee girls again shined, putting up the most points for a Class 3A school and fifth most overall at the two-day meet on March 30-31. The boys finished 12th out of 24 teams.
Sophomore Natalie Lang-Ree posted Truckee’s best individual result with her pole vault of nine feet to claim second place in the event.
Also on the girls’ side, freshman sprinter Alia Sinoff picked up another podium finish with a time of 13.28 seconds in the 100 meters to finish in third place. Sophomore Deanna Sunnergren also posted a top-five finish, claiming fifth in the 400 meters with a personal record time of 62.05. Sunnergren’s time in the event is the second fastest in all of Class 3A this year and fastest time in the Northern League.
In the 800 meters, sophomore Isabella Terrazas put down the state’s second fastest Class 3A time this year, crossing the line with a time of 2:30.66 for seventh place.
As a team, the Truckee girls set 19 personal records during the two days of competition.
In the relay races, the team of Carly Davis, Ali Barrett, Lauren Tanner, and Isabella Terrazas took second in a rarely seen event, the distance medley relay, which involved legs of 1,200, 400, 800, and 1,600 meters. The team of Sophie Curtis, Zoe Brunings, Barrett, and Alia Sinoff also took third in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 52.31.
On the boys’ side, standout distance runner Montana Montgomery claimed a third place and a personal record in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:06.09. His time in the event is the fastest by a Class 3A athletes this season. Montgomery also took fifth in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:41.20, and was the only member of the boys’ squad to take a top-five finish at the event.
“Michael Doughty had a solid meet, getting into top ten in North in 100 meters, strong and solid 4×1 leg, all excellent handoffs,” said Head Coach Diana Yale in an email to the Sun. “Michael also helped bring the 4×4 team to the top time in the North along with Patrick Sullivan, Marcus Trotter, and Cole Eichele, who is now healthy and back from a hamstring strain.”
Trotter also cracked the top 10 in the North in the 200 meters.
The boys finished the weekend with 32 personal records.
For their performances this week, Calin Montgomery, who had personal records in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, and Terrazas were named Wolverines of the week by the school.
The Wolverines will next head to Rocklin, California, on Saturday, April 7, for the Thunder Invitational.
North Tahoe sets 10 personal records in durham
The Lakes track and field squad traveled to Durham, California, on Friday, March 30, for the Vern Regier Invitational, and had several athletes climb the podium with top-five finishes.
Junior Josii Johnson led the Lady Lakers with a personal record in the 800 meters, finishing the race with a time of 2:32.63 for second place. Johnson’s time in the race is the second fastest in Class 2A this year, and fastest in the Northern League. Junior Ella Carr was fifth in the event with a time of 2:44.23.
Johnson went on to finish fourth in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:03.59, which was again the second fastest by a Class 2A athlete this season and fastest out of the north. Carr finished shortly after in fifth with a time of 6:11.77.
In the 3,200 meters, junior Elan Lindsey posted Class 2A’s third fastest time of the year at 15:04.21 for eighth place.
On the boys’ side, junior Joe Pierce took third in the 400 meters with a time of 54.27. Pierce also cracked the top ten in the 100 and 200 meters.
Junior Corey Joslin sit a new benchmark with a personal record in the 3,200 meters, finishing the race with a time of 10:52.57 for fourth place. Joslin’s time in the race is the second fastest in Class 2A this season.
Junior Ethan Everist was the final member of the boys’ squad to finish in the top five, with his fourth-place discus throw of 109 feet, six inches.
As a program, the Lakers set 10 personal records at the meet.
North Tahoe will next compete at the Eagle Invitational and Team Decathlon on Saturday, April 7, at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom, California.
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