Boys nab second victory of season

Fallon sophomore Tristen Thomson attempts to clear the bar during Saturday's high jump at the Yerington Relays.

Fallon sophomore Tristen Thomson attempts to clear the bar during Saturday's high jump at the Yerington Relays.

Two meets and a pair of wins isn’t a bad way to start the track season.

The Fallon boys team nabbed its second win of the year at Saturday’s Yerington Relays. The Greenwave blew past the field with 149.5 points followed by Dayton (108.66), Rite of Passage (65), Yerington (63.5) and North Tahoe and South Tahoe (39).

The Lady Wave, meanwhile, took fourth with 63 behind Truckee (157), Yerington (94.5) and Fernley (70).

“Overall the boys had a successful day,” Fallon boys coach Steve Heck said. “We had a lot of young kids get their first taste of a large meet and they did quite well. They will have a chance to compete at the Galena frosh/soph meet this Friday.”

Boys sprinter Jake Ernst had a solid outing taking first in the 200 meters (23.58 seconds) and third in the 100 (11.61). Charles Fulks was just shy of Ernst in the 200, placing third (23.78) and tied for first in the 400 (53.39) with Whittell’s Mark Waite.

The Wave’s mid-distance tandem of Tristen Thomson (2:08.30) and Nathan Schank (2:10.43) finished second and third, respectively. Schank also placed seventh in the 1,600 (5:10.47).

Nathan Heck, one of the region’s top hurdlers, won the 300 (42.21) and was just shy of first in the 110 (16.83), trailing Dayton’s Benji Ply (16.47). Jordan Schultz, meanwhile, nabbed seventh for Fallon in the 300 (45.44).

Fallon’s 4x400 relay team of Dakota Schelling, Schultz, Thomson and Fulks took third (3:45.12) as did the 4x800 team (9:11.84) of Taylen Cordes, Josh Moulton, Thomson and Mario Mangiaracina.

In the field events, Fallon took wins in the shot put, pole vault and triple jump.

Justin Hatfield won the shot put with a toss of 48 feet, 5 inches, while Heck cleared 13 feet to take first in the pole vault. Beau Marshall completed the trifecta with a personal-best leap of 42-2 in the triple jump.

Ernst (38-10.5) and Evan Bitter (37-6) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the triple jump, while Schultz was seventh in the pole vault (10 feet).

Hatfield also placed fourth in the discus (125-2), while T.J. Mauga took sixth (123-9).

“Some of the younger kids that are making an impact include T.J. Mauga scoring in both the throws,” Steve Heck added. “It is really exciting for a freshman to be doing so well.”

For the Lady Wave, Patricia Leggett showed her continuing improvement and positioned herself as a triple threat. Leggett won the long jump (14-9) took second in the triple jump (30-4) and was third in the 400 (1:02.31).

In the field events, Leann Stands and Emily Coleman had strong showings in the ring. Stands placed third in the shot put (32-11.75) and seventh in the discus (93-3), while Coleman was fourth in the shot put (32-5) and sixth in the discus (93-7).

Sprinter Leann Mounce placed 12th in the 100 (14.63) and Katelynn Goudswaard took ninth in the 200 (29.96).


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