Truckee track warming up late in season
The Truckee High track team’s dedication to a challenging training regimen has brought its just rewards, evidenced by the number of personal records (PRs) that have been posted the past few meets.
At the April 13 Reed Rotary Invitational, the largest and most competitive meet in Northern Nevada, Truckee’s boys Distance Medley team of seniors Sean Wilson and Kyle Britto, junior Max Salinger and sophomore Micah Silver surprised the field and captured the silver medal, taking second place to perennial powerhouse Reno.
On April 28 at the Yerington Relays, which featured 14 schools, Truckee’s girls and boys teams brought home 20 medals. The Holt sisters, Shannon, a senior, and Lindsay, a junior, led a team of juniors Hailey Vincent and Kalei Cofer to a second-place finish in the 4 x 200 relay and fourth place in the 4 X 100.
Lindsay Holt also brought home the silver medal in the 400-meter dash.
On the boys’ side, a team of Britto, Salinger, Wilson and freshman Cory Sharp raced to a fourth-place finish in the boys 4 x 400. In the 4 x 800, with Silver, Britto and Salinger racing to personal bests in their 800-meter legs, anchorman Sean Wilson crossed the finish line with a season best in the event and a silver medal for the team.
Wilson would add another silver medal to his day, which also included a PR in the 400 and a second-place finish in the 800, finishing behind the 2006 state silver medallist from Spring Creek.
Silver, after taking the lead after the first lap in the mile, outraced a strong field in the 1600-meter run.
Several freshman and sophomore boys raced to personal bests, with sophomores Uriel Malo doing so in the mile and Kevin Lufkin in the 400. Freshmen Chris Gallagher and Vince Shaffer showed the depth of Truckee’s middle distance team by posting PRs in the varsity 800-meter run, finishing together in 10th and 11th place in a field of 41 runners.
PRs continued with Matt Kulak and Riley Harrison in the 110 and 300 hurdles, the boys 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 teams of Tucker Ballister, Joe Risko, Kevin Wood, Evan Highland, Sharp and sprinter Hailey Vincent in the girls 200.
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