Gloria Sosa and Floyd Hernandez each were triple winners to lead an outstanding effort by the Carson High boys and girls track teams at the Northern Nevada Junior Varsity Invitational on Tuesday.
Carson also won five of six relays and likely would have swept all six relays had the boys 4X100 team not dropped the baton. The team was still able to finish in 51.02 seconds.
While official team results were still unavailable, Carson coach Todd Ackerman said he believed that both boys and girls teams were in the running for the title. He said he calculated his girls team to having 117 points while the boys team had 60-70 points.
"Our kids did a good job," Ackerman said. "They competed real well. Gloria Sosa had a big day."
Sosa won the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes, 57.27 seconds and the 800 in 2:38.3. She also ran along with Kelli Brothers, Magan Myers and Julisa Gonzalez on the winning 4x400 relay (4:30).
The 4x200 relay of Jena Greenburgh, Dana Foltz, Greenburg and Gonzalez won in 1:57.37 and the 4x100 relay of Melissa Whitcome, Greenburg, Foltz and Brothers won in 55.71. Amy Stair also won the shot put at 27 feet, one inch.
For the boys, Hernandez won the 400 in 53.34. He also ran on the winning 4x200 relay (1:337.34) along with Jason Dittenber, Matt Mattoon and Jake Jeffers and the winning 4x400 relay (3:47.5) along with Jeffers, Travis Trethan and Ethan Graber.
Other top performances included: Boys 100 - Dittenber, seventh, 11.66; Mattoon, eighth, 11.7; Trethan, 12.11; Geoff Rodriguez, 13.22. Boys 1,600 - Graber, seventh, personal best 5:12.81; Tyler Davies, 16th, 5:24.68. Boys 800 - Graber, 2:27.12; Davies, 2:27.46. Boys long jump - Jeffers, eighth, 16-8 1/2.
Boys 200 - Dittenber, second, 24.24; Hernandez, third, 24.43; Jeffers, fourth, 24.48; Mattoon, 25.18; Ricky Fozard, 29.12. Girls 1,600 - Myers, fifth, 6:17.99. Girls 100 - Brothers, third, 13.62. Girls 200 - Gonzalez, second, 28.09; Brothers, sixth, 29.32. Girls 800 - Myers, fourth, 2:46.64. Girls long jump - Alicia Wilson, eighth, 12-11; Midboe 12-10; Eden Urrutia, 12-1; Dianna Lopez 11-10.
Girls 400 - Gonzalez, second, 1:03.78. Girls pole vault - Dani Benson, second, 6-6; Greenburg, fourth, 6-6; Foltz, 6-6. Boys shot put - Alex Craig, 38-0 3/4; Robert Higgins, 33-2 3/4. Girls triple jump - Lisa Midboe, fifth, 29-0. Girls discus - Stair 67-2; Amanda Nelson, personal best 65-2. Boys 400 - Trethan, 58.78. Boys shot put - Matt Berggren, 28-5.