Truckee track and field: Wolverines impress at Del Oro Invitational |

Truckee track and field: Wolverines impress at Del Oro Invitational

Heather Pendleton competes in the high jump at the Del Oro Invitational. Pendleton placed second, clearing the bar at 5 feet.
Courtesy Greg Briggs

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The Truckee squads will be split between the West Valley Invitational in Oroville and the High Desert JV Invitational at Reed High School in Sparks this Friday.

The Truckee track and field squads traveled to Del Oro High School in Loomis last weekend to compete against 22 teams from California and Nevada. As it was the end of spring break, the number of competitors was fewer than usual, but standout performances were plentiful.

Most impressively, the Wolverines recorded a total of 10 top-10 varsity finishes in a competitive field. On the boys side, Zak Barta registered a fourth-place finish in the 1,600 (4:39). Barta is currently ranked fourth in D-IA in the event, and is third in the 3,200.

The top varsity finish on the track for girls was Brenna Wapstra-Scott’s second place in the 800 (2:19.76) and 4fourth place in the 1,600 (5:18.41). Wapstra-Scott is currently the top-ranked D-IA middle-distance runner in Nevada, thanks to these two outstanding performances. 

Other top varsity finishes on the track included Carrie Bradley’s sixth place in the 3,200 (12:16), which ranks her third in the D-IA. In the 400, Olivia Yale placed seventh (1:04.53) and was followed by Abby Baier in 10th (1:07.69). 

Heather Pendleton racked up three top-10 finishes. On the track, she finished ninth in the 800 (2:27.73), which is the third-fastest time in D-IA this season. On the field, Pendleton placed second in the high jump (5-00) and seventh in the long jump (15-3.25).

Pole vault standout Chloe Wall finished second (9-09) and is currently tied for the top spot in the D-IA rankings. 

Teliz Manahan registered two personal records (PRs) in the 100 and 200 sprints, breaking the 12-second threshold in the 100 with an 11.89, finishing 19th. He placed 17th in the 200 (24.32). Ian Smith also achieved a new PR in the 3,200, finishing 14th p(10:35.87). 

There were notable frosh-soph performances as well, with Olivia Koster winning both of her hurdling events, the 100 hurdles (17.33) and the 300 hurdles (53.68). Baier also prevailed in the 800 with a first place showing in 2:33.39 and Sophie Curtis finished second in the 400 (1:05.71). The top frosh-soph finished among the boys was Cole Eichele, who placed sixth in the long jump (17-8.5).

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