Truckee track and field | Parker, Flora lead Wolverines in Fallon
Truckee sophomore Quinn Parker led the Wolverines with a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash and a third-place finish in the 200 against a competitive field at the 40th annual Fallon Elks Invitational on Saturday.
Racing against all classifications, including 4A schools, Parker finished runner-up to Reed’s Adriana Newell in the 100 with a time of 13.32 seconds. She was third in the 200 behind Newell and#8212; who won the 100, 200 and 400 and#8212; and Katie Dry of Douglas, posting a time of 27.66 seconds.
No other 3A racers finished among the top eight in the 100, while only Elko’s Morgan Canepa joined Parker in the top five of the 200. Parker placed sixth in the state in the 100 last year as a freshman.
While Parker represented the Wolverines well in the sprint events, freshman teammate Skyler Flora posted a couple of impressive finishes herself in the distance runs while competing against mostly older girls from larger schools.
Flora finished third in the 3,200 (2-mile) and fourth in the 1,600 (1-mile). She posted a time of 12:09.90 in the 3,200, while Elko’s Mary Jo Wright won in 12:04.70 and Douglas’ Lindsey Adams was second in 12:05.70. In the 1,600, Flora finished in 5:35.50 while Erika Root of Reno claimed the win in 5:26.10. Wright was runner-up in 5:27.70 and Shelby McIntyre of South Tahoe was third in 5:32.60.
With Parker and Flora’s quality results, the Truckee girls came in 13th place overall out of 25 schools, with 20 points. They were third among 3A schools. Douglas’ girls captured first place with 99.5 points, while Elko was the top 3A school in fourth (56 points).
Among other individual finishes for the Wolverines, junior Javier Virrey placed 12th in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 2 inches and was 14th in the triple jump with a mark of 38 feet, 3.5 inches. Freshman teammate Sarah Svoboda took 12th in the 300 hurdles in a time of 57.57 and Nichole Graham was 16th in 58.86, while Tareyn Ryan was 13th in the 200 in 28.18.
Reno’s boys won with 114 points as Fallon was the top 3A school in second overall.
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