Wolverines softball team makes zones; Truckee track improving each week
The Truckee High softball team earned a sixth seed in the zone playoffs by beating Yerington 15-3 in a tie-breaking, one-game playoff on Tuesday.
The Wolverines (6-10) will take on No 1-seeded Spring Creek in a three-game series at Spring Creek Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., if necessary.
Sophomore Morgan Womack, who had never pitched before this year, picked up the win against Yerington.
Offensively for the Wolverines, Logan White went 4 for 5 with six RBIs. “She was on fire,” said Truckee head coach Mitch Brown.
Katie Reiswig was 3 for 4, Corina Mincey 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Jordan Raber 2 for 5 with three RBIs and Katie Geresy 2 for 4. Several others had one hit.
After quality performances at the Lowry High School meet last Saturday, Truckee High Track team members are looking forward to qualifying for state in the regional meet at Yerington this Friday and Saturday.
The top five finishers from regionals in each event advance to state, to be held at Reed High School in Reno May 19 and 20.
On the girls team, Lindsay Holt placed second overall and first among 3A girls in the 400 meter, which she finished in 64.32. Holt also anchored the 4×200 relay (Brandie Macken, Hailey Vincent and Shannon Holt) to a second-place finish behind Spring Creek. Holt also anchored the 4×100 team (same girls) to a fourth-place finish.
Vincent and Macken are also looking strong in the 100 and 200, as Vincent placed fourth and Macken fifth in 3A in the 200. On the middle distance front, Melanie Lashbrook placed third overall (second in 3A) in the 400 in 65.24. Lashbrook also placed third overall in the 800 in 2:37.3, just behind top 3A finisher Albany Patton, of Spring Creek.
“Melanie has been working hard in practice and should PR (personal record) in these next two weeks,” said Truckee track coach Robbie Mcclendon.
In the 300 hurdles, Vanesa Blount ran a 55.68 to finish 10th overall (third in 3A). Kalei Cofer finished fifth in 56.24.
In the jumping events, senior Maisha Goodpaster placed sixth overall (fourth in 3A) with a jump of 14-3.5. She also placed third in 3A in the triple jump with a leap of 31-2.25.
On the boys team, sophomore Troy Calandra led from the start in the 3,200, beating Fernley’s senior track and cross country veteran Toni Yori in a personal record-breaking time of 10:36.5 to win the gold. Calandra also placed third in the 1,600, with a personal record of 4:49.5.
“Troy is a huge asset to this team,” McClendon said. “Beyond his natural running ability, Troy is hard-working, dedicated and is a team leader. He has an excellent shot at regionals and state. He’s just a great kid.”
Freshman Micah Silver also ran a personal record in the 3,200 in 11:00.3, placing fifth overall and fourth in 3A. Silver also was fifth in the 3A in the 1,600. Both Calandra and Silver were also on the winning 4×800 team along with Sam Silver and Kyle Britto. The team finished in a time of 8:43.7, ahead of Spring Creek by seven seconds.
Sam Silver led off the relay to a first-place finish, and Truckee never gave up the lead. In the 800, Britto also placed fifth overall in 2:10.7 (third in 3A), and teammates Sean Wilson and Max Salinger placed sixth and 10th, respectively.
Senior Brandon Peterson continued his winning streak in the sprints. He set a personal record in the 100 (11.21), won the 200 (22.91) and helped lead the 4×200 team (1:33.5) to gold. The 4×200 team continues to be at the top of the 3A, improving its time each week with Austin Lynch leading off, then Drew Stewart, Sam Silver and Peterson anchoring. Peterson also ran his first-ever open 400, placing fourth in 3A in 54.0.
Lynch placed second in the 400 with a personal record of 52.51, four-tenths of a second behind Dayton’s Mike Martin. Lynch, who also placed fifth in the 200, hopes to improve at this weekend’s regionals.
Jonathan Penfield ran a personal record in the 400 in 58.21. In the 300 hurdles, Matt Kulak is hoping to improve his time of 49.65 to advance to state. He is also hoping to clear 18 feet in the long jump to advance to state.
Senior foreign exchange student Pablo Rojas will also be in the long and triple jumps.
Throwers Alfredo Oropeza, JD Wright, Drew Stewart and Kirk Haynes are all looking to make their marks at this weekend’s meet, hoping to qualify in the top five to advance to state.
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