Truckee track | Parker, Flora, Rinne lead Wolverines
The young Truckee track and field team made its presence felt at the 4A High Desert Invitational last Friday as well as a six-way 3A meet in Fallon two days prior.
Sophomore Quinn Parker dominated the sprint events at both meets, while freshmen Skyler Flora and Gabrielle Rinne both recorded first-place finishes for the Wolverines in the distance races.
At the High Desert Invitational, held at Reed High School, the Truckee girls finished fourth out of seven 4A schools.
Parker and Flora both won two races. Parker claimed first place in the 100-meter dash and the 200, posting a time of 13.24 in the 100 and 26.52 in the 200, while Flora won the 1,600 (1-mile) in a time of 5:25.97 and the 3,200 (2-mile) in 12:03.63. Rinne took first in the 800, posting a time of 2:35.49.
Freshman Tareyn Ryan finished runner-up to Parker in the 100 in a time of 13.33. She, Parker, Flora and Rinne then teamed up to place second in the 4×400 relay in 4:28.59. Nicole Pendleton, another freshman, was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 20.33, and the girls’ 4×800 relay team of Lauren Huseby, Michaela Welch, Chloe Champion and Jennifer Gallagher finished fifth in 12:33.79.
Truckee’s boys didn’t fare badly, either. Sophomore Toby Ziegler finished runner-up in the 400, posting a time of 53.95, while junior Javier Virrey took third in the long jump with a leap of 18-08 and fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 37-00.
The Wolverines’ 4×400 relay team of Alex Kopytko, John Guerra, Aaron Deeter and Ziegler placed fourth in 3:51.58. Freshman Noah Oberriter was fifth in the 3,200 in 11:12.68, and Kopytko was sixth in the 800 in 2:13.45.
Reed’s boys took first place as a team while Wooster won on the girls’ side.
At the six-way meet in Fallon, Truckee’s girls came in third place behind Fallon and Fernley, and the Truckee boys were fifth.
Parker and Flora raced to first-place finishes in two races apiece. Parker won the 100 in a time of 13.27 to Ryan’s runner-up time of 13.75. Parker also won the 200 in 26.56. Flora won the 1,600 and 3,200, finishing the races in 5:27.80 and 11:50, respectively.
Rinne was third in the 1,600 in 5:51.70, while she, Flora, Parker and Ryan won the 4×400 relay in 4:21.56. Truckee’s 4×800 relay team was second. Kaitlyn Williams, another freshman, was fourth in the 100 in 14.31, Ryan was sixth in the 200 and Jennifer Gallagher was sixth in the 800.
On the boys’ side, Virrey finished second in the triple jump, at 37-11, and sixth in the long jump. The relays teams also performed well, as the 4×400 team captured the win in 3:45.0, while the 4×800 (9:18.20), 4×200 (1:47.86) and 4×100 (46.14) relay teams all took third.
Tyler Griffin was third in the 100 in 11.88, Jake Pettit was third in the 200 in 24.42, and Oberriter was fourth in the 3,200 in 11:15.20.
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