Truckee track | Parker wins 200-meter dash at Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational |

Truckee track | Parker wins 200-meter dash at Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational

Courtesy of Patrick FloraQuinn Parker crosses the finish line in first place in the 200-meter dash at the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational this past weekend.

A young Truckee girls’ track and field team tied for sixth place overall out of 21 teams, including several 4A squads, at the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational this past weekend.

In difficult conditions with high winds, rain showers and sleet, Truckee sophomore Quinn Parker won the 200-meter dash over a field of 75 varsity runners with a time of 27.8. Parker also took a third in the 100 in a time of 14.19, while freshman Tareyn Ryan was sixth in the 200 in 29.92.

Truckee freshman Skyler Flora finished third in the 1,600-meter run (1-mile) with a time of 5:38.9 to Elko senior Mary Jo Wright’s winning time of 5:36.1. In rapidly deteriorating conditions, Flora took another tight third in the 3,200 (2-mile) with a time of 12:13.52 while Wright took the win in 12:10.44.

Junior Jake Pettit led the Truckee boys’ varsity squad with a fifth-place finish in the 40-yard dash in 5.21. He was followed by teammate Trevor Mort, who was 10th in 5.41. Truckee junior Javier Virrey placed 11th in the long jump with a leap of 19-6.

In the distance events, Alex Kopytko was 17th in the 800 in 2:24.26 and 18th in the 400 in 59.17. Head Track coach Diana Yale had this to say about the team

and#8220;This is a very young but strong team. We didn’t even have our full squad,and#8221; said Truckee head coach Diana Yale. and#8220;I am very proud of their efforts while competing in extremely difficult conditions. The 60 mph wind gusts did not hold them back.and#8221;

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