Truckee track and field: Small group posts big results in Rocklin |

Truckee track and field: Small group posts big results in Rocklin

Truckee's Olivia Yale races at a past meet.
Courtesy Nick Lee |

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The Wolverines will compete in the Del Oro Invitational in Loomis on Friday.

On the first weekend of spring break, a small but mighty contingent of Truckee track and field athletes traveled to Rocklin for the Thunder Invitational, where they competed against more than 50 teams in cold, rainy conditions.

Despite fielding a small squad, Truckee athletes registered five top-10 varsity finishes, and an additional 11 finishes in the top half of their respective fields.

Lindsay Steinmaus had the top finish of the day, placing third in the 300 hurdles (49.89). Zak Barta performed well in the distance events with a sixth-place finish in the 3,200 (10:02) and an eighth-place finish in the 1,600 (5:34), both of which where personal records.

Ryan Murphy finished 10th in the 800 (2:06.31), while Tony Moretti placed ninth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches.

In the girls 200, Olivia Yale finished 20th (28.96) and Sophie Curtis was 23rd (29.06), while Curtis also placed 18th in the 400 (64.48).

Yale placed 13th (2:31.13) and Abby Baier 16th (2:31.77) in the 800, and Sara Sawyer finished in 23rd in the shot put (26-11). 

Kyle Nicely finished 25th in the boys 800 (2:12.53), and Riley Welch finished in 20th in the 110 hurdles (18.14) and 18th in the 300 hurdles (45.80).

On the field, Zach Smith placed 18th in the triple jump (37-0) and Orlander Simms finished in 38th in the shot put (36-9). 

Freshman Amber Simonpietri enjoyed success in frosh soph jumps competition, placing second in the triple jump (30-10) and 12th in the long jump (13-2.5).

“With over 50 teams competing, it was a very long meet, but it did not adversely affect our athletes,” said Truckee coach Diana Yale. “They stayed positive and focused and it was a very good meet for us.”

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