Truckee track: Wolverines competitive at Fallon Elks Invitational |

Truckee track: Wolverines competitive at Fallon Elks Invitational

Senior Collin Deurlington races to a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles in Fallon. Deurlington set a new Truckee High record in the event, posting a time of 42.13.
Courtesy Steve Yale |

The Truckee track and field squads participated in the 44th Annual Fallon Elks Invitational last weekend. The girls finished sixth overall in a field of 20 teams, third among Division I-A teams. The boys finished 15th in a field of 23 teams, seventh among DI-A teams. 

“This is a spirited, enthusiastic team willing to work hard and do their best,” said Truckee coach Diana Yale.

On the boys side, senior Colin Deurlington led the way by setting a new Truckee High record in the 300-meter hurdles, placing second with a time of 42.13, which is the second-fastest time among all DI-A schools in Nevada. 

Junior Brenna Wapstra-Scott won the 400 (1:01.87) with the fastest statewide DI-A time this season. 

In the 200, Olivia Yale (28.72), Abby Baier (28.75) and Sophie Curtis (28.78), finished in 16th, 17th and 18th, respectively, in a competitive field of 68 athletes. 

On the heels of Wapstra-Scott’s victory in the 400, Yale finished in fourth place in 1:05.44 in a field of 37 runners.

Heather Pendleton ran her first 800 race and placed third with a time of 2:31, which is also the third-fastest time statewide among DI-A teams. 

Claire Lang-Ree and Carrie Bradley finished 11th and 12th in the 1,600, in 5:42 and 5:44, respectively, in a field of 41 athletes. 

The deepest field for Truckee girls proved to be in the 100 hurdles, with Nicole Rathbun leading the way with her seventh-place finish overall in a competitive varsity final in 17.72. This is the third-fastest DI-A regional time.

She was followed in close succession by Pendleton in 11th (18.53), Lindsay Steinmaus in 12th (18.58), and Olivia Koster in 13th (18.65). 

Steinmaus and Koster also performed well in the 300 hurdles, in ninth and 12th, respectively, with times of 52.70 and 53.67. 

On the field, Pendleton finished fifth overall in the high jump (4-10.00). Hayley Thomas placed 13th in the long jump (13-09.50) and 14th in the triple jump (29-03.50).

Top performing girls relay teams included the second-place 4×800 (also second among DI-A) in 10:23, the third-place 4×400 (second among DI-A) in 4:16, and the sixth-place 4×200 (second among DIA) in 1:55.

Among the boys squad, top performances included Zak Barta’s sixth-place finish in the 3,200 (10:25) and eighth-place finish in the 1,600 (4:42), and Ryan Murphy’s eighth-place finish in the 800 (2:05) and 17th-place finish in the 1,600 (4:47). 

In addition to setting a new school record in the 300 hurdles, Deurlington also performed well in the 100 hurdles, with an 11th place finish (17.76). Riley Welch also registered noteworthy results in the hurdles, with a 16th-place finish in the 100 hurdles (18.98) and a 17th-place finish in the 300 hurdles (45.15).

On the field, Orlander Simms achieved a four-foot personal record in the shot put (39-09.50), placing 22nd, while Tony Moretti tied for 12th place in the high jump (5-06.00). 

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Coach Yale said is looking forward to the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational this weekend: “It’s still early in our season. Our eyes are always on the regional meet. Training in adverse conditions will make us stronger, faster and tougher. We will be strong when it counts.”

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