Truckee track and field | Wolverines competitive at Reed Rotary |

Truckee track and field | Wolverines competitive at Reed Rotary

Truckee's Teliz Manhan hands the baton to Tanner Sawyer during the 4 x 100 relay at the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational this past Saturday.
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The Wolverines are scheduled to compete in the Thunder Invitational in Rocklin on Saturday. Flora and Rinne will race in the Arcadia Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

The Truckee track and field teams fared well at the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational last Friday and Saturday, which was their last Nevada meet until tegionals the second weekend in May.

In a field of over 25 teams, the girls placed seventh, while the boys split their team into varsity and frosh/soph squads, placing 18th and 11th, respectively. Over 50 season bests were achieved, many of which were also personal or career bests as well. 

Senior standouts Gabrielle Rinne and Skyler Flora did not compete with their team at Reed, as they qualified to run the 1-mile at the prestigious Stanford Invitational on Saturday. Both earned new personal records (PR) in the top heat of a highly competitive national field of athletes.

Rinne finished fifth in 5:02.83, the fastest mile time in Truckee High history, and Flora finished ninth in 5:08.07. In the high school Dyestat Elite national rankings, Rinne is currently ranked 39th and Flora is 57th in the mile. 

Even without Rinne and Flora, the Truckee girls flourished at Reed, with only one Division I-A team, Spring Creek, ahead of them in the final tally.

There were four top-five finishes among the girls team, evenly divided between the track and field events. Sophomore Claire Lang-Ree placed fourth in the 1,600-meter run (5:37) and junior Olivia Yale finished fifth in the 400 with a new PR (63.09). On the field, sophomores Chloe Wall pole vaulted into fifth place (9-00.00) and Heather Pendleton placed fifth in the high jump (4-08.00).

Top-10 finishes among the girls on the track included freshman Olivia Koster’s seventh place in the 100 hurdles with a new PR (17.95), junior Nicole Rathbun’s eighth-place finish in the 300 hurdles (52.09) and sophomore Carrie Bradley’s ninth-place finish in the 1,600 (5:47). On the field, sophomore Marlena Montano placed ninth in the triple jump with a new PR (30-10.00).

Girls relay teams also dominated their competition. The 4 x 800 team of Emma Warren, Lang-Ree, Yale and Julia Veliquette finished first in a field of 12 teams, half of which were Division I, with a time of 10:17.37. The 4 x 400 team of Warren, Lang-Ree, Yale and Veliquette finished fourth in a field of 15 teams, with a time of 4:22.65. The distance medley relay, which included Syra Fillat in the 1,200, Sophie Curtis in the 400, Amanda Rae in the 800 and Bradley in the 1,600, placed fifth in 13:47.56.

Top performances on the varsity boys team included junior Colin Deurlington’s new PR in the 800, which earned him a second-place finish with a time of 2:01.02, senior Tanner Sawyer’s 13th-place finish in the 400 (53.50), and senior Gabe Deiro’s 20th place in the 100 (11.98). 

The Truckee boys’ top relay finish was the varsity 4 x 800 team of Hudson Verbeck, Zack Barta, Kyle Nicely and Ryan Murphy, which finished sixth in 8:52.28.

Frosh-Soph track standouts included Barta, who finished sixth in the 1,600 (4:51.60) and 10th in the 800 (2:17.57), Murphy, who finished 13th in the 400 (57.15), Teliz Manahan, who finished 16th in the 200 (25.54) and Ian Smith, who finished 12th in the 1,600 (5:11.89) and 13th in the 3,200 (11:07.9). In the 300 hurdles, Cole Castro finished 16th (49.18), and Riley Welch finished 19th (50.18).

Frosh-Soph field standouts included thrower Orlander Simms, who finished 14th in the shot put (38-04.75) and 20th in the discus (92-00), and Wulfe Retzlaff, who was 15th in the shot put (38-04.00). In the triple jump, Zach Smith placed fifth (35-08.00) and Cole Harrity was seventh (35-00.00). 

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