Carson track teams have strong efforts

The Carson High boys and girls track teams had an impressive effort on Saturday at the Reed Rotary Invitational.

In addition, Carson's Mike Arnold had another outstanding performance in the pole vault at the high-powered Arcadia (Calif.) Invitational.

Carson's girls again were without Kayla Sanchez who is still recovering from tonsillitis. Sanchez also developed strep throat and it's hoped that she'll return for this Saturday's TrackFest at Manogue.

The Reed meet featured 36 schools from California, Nevada and Idaho. Among the highlights was Carson's girls 4x400-meter relay of Julianne King, Kelsey Chicuara, Gloria Sosa and Christy Works winning the event in 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

Works had an outstanding meet as she was the top Northern Nevada finisher in the 400, taking second in 59.79. Works also won the 800 in a Northern Nevada best 2:24. Sosa took fifth in the event in 2:35.

King also took fifth in the 100 amd Jenny Mital and Kat vonRumpf had strong efforts in the 1,600.

Richard Shroy and Caleb Carter were among the top performers for Carson's boys. Shroy took second in a personal best 9:53 in the 3,200 and was seventh in a personal best 4:49 in the 1,600.

Carter had a personal best 20 fee, 11 inches in taking third in the long jump and a personal best 42-5 in placing fourth in the triple jump. Carter also had a excellent split of 50.59 seconds in helping Carson to a fourth place finish in the 4x400 relay. Also on the relay team were Robby Barlow, David McMasters and Floyd Hernandez.

In addition, Carson won the medley relay (1,200, 400, 800, 1,600) with Logan Philippi, Barlow, McMasters and Shroy.

Arnold finished sixth at the Arcadia event, clearing 15-7. Arnold has a personal best of 16-0 as he's only one of several high school athletes in Nevada history to clear that height.

Arnold actually tied for fourth at Arcadia, but finished sixth based on the tiebreaker. Arnold will compete in another high-powered California meet this coming weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays.


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