Community roundup: Abbott, Preston fare well at Bay Area heptathlon

Mike Armstrong of Huntington Beach, Calif. aced No. 12 at the Genoa Lakes Course on Oct. 9. He used a 7-iron for the shot on the 132-yard hole.

Mike Armstrong of Huntington Beach, Calif. aced No. 12 at the Genoa Lakes Course on Oct. 9. He used a 7-iron for the shot on the 132-yard hole.

Douglas High School senior Olivia Abbott enjoyed a successful track and field heptathlon debut last weekend when she won the College of Marin Heptathlon in Kentfield, Calif.

Abbott clocked a personal record time of 25.80 for the 200 meters to close out Saturday and then cruised to a personal best 2:22.30 clocking in the 800 to end the competition on Sunday.

Abbott finished the two-day, seven-event challenge with 3,839 points to capture first place by nearly 200 points.

Carson High senior Madison Preston took third place (3,578). Morgan Weston, another Douglas senior, took fourth place (2,732) in her first-ever heptathlon. Of the seven events, Weston had only competed in the shot put previously.

The three local area athletes competed for the Comstock Track and Field Club.

“All in all, I was happy with the results,” said Carson City coach Mike Louisiana. “I think it was a really good experience for them.”

Abbott, who was recognized as a Homecoming queen candidate Friday night during Douglas’ football game, began the competition the next afternoon when she ran 16.70 in her first attempt at the 100-meter hurdles.

Preston won the high jump (5-1-3/4) and Weston won the shot put with a throw of 30-10-1/2.

On Sunday, Preston soared to a distance of 17-3 to win the long jump while Abbott was a close runner-up at 16-1-1/2. Weston won the javelin with a throw of 94-4.

Preston ran the 800 in 2:44.40 and Weston in 2:56.90 to finish the competition.

Miller wins at Dayton Valley

Jeff Miller played steady golf under tour qualifying conditions to capture the Dayton Valley Palmer Club Championship played Oct. 11-12. Miller shot rounds of 71 and 75 for a 2-over total of 146. Defending champion Seth Allison finished in second place two shots back at 148. Jim Collins finished third and Andrew Palmer fourth in the gross division.

Gary Leiper and Don Robertson tied for low net honors at 5-over 149 total. Ryan Thompson took third with John Cowee and Randy Steele tied for fourth. Rankin Lynn, Charlie Morello and John Peters tied for the sixth and final spot in the money.

Mighty Mites knock off Truckee

The Carson Mighty Mites scored late in the fourth quarter and defeated unbeaten Truckee 13-6 over the weekend.

Carson scored first, with Jessie Delgado following blocks by John Newton and Caid Milligan to make it 6-0. Truckee tied the game, and it remained so until late in the fourth quarter. Alex Myrehn returned a punt to the Truckee 7-yard line, and Issac Avina followed Keagan Ferris and Jordan Duncan in for the winning TD. Delgado passed to Decarlo Quintana for the extra point.

Truckee tried for a tying TD, but the Carson defense led by David Smith, Zach Lopez, Alex Castillo and Drake Hardcastle stopped Truckee for the win.

Next game is Wednesday night vs. Reno Central, 6 p.m. at Governors Field.


Carson Valley Golf Club is holding a Fall Golf Fest on Oct. 25-26.

On Saturday at 10 a.m. is the Mulligan Stew Golf Tournament.

The four-team scramble event costs $50 per person which includes golf, cart, lunch and a $10 donation to the Food Closet. Mulligan stew will be served after golf.

On Sunday at 1 p.m. there is a footgolf tournament. The cost is $18 which includes a hot dog and drink. Donation of three food items equals one raffle ticket.

Also scheduled on Saturday is the Nike Demo Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a clearance sale in the pro shop, beer tasting from noon to 3 p.m. and a long drive and putting contest at 2 p.m.

Call 265-3181 for more information.

Patterson, Lockwood win at CVGC

Dennis Patterson and Paul Lockwood were flight winners at Carson Valley Golf Club’s Par-3 tournament on Oct. 12. All holes were converted to par 3s.

Patterson shot 57, one better than Charles Poe and Augie Martinez to win Flight A. Lockwood shot 55 to win Flight B, two shots ahead of Melvin Ness and Paul Finan.

Pate, Atenico win titles

Hunter Pate won low gross and Christy Atenico and Karen Hoope tied for low net at the recent Nevada State Women’s Amateur at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

Pate shot 219 for 54 holes, 10 shots better than Laurie Johnson and 15 ahead of Atenico. Sherry Jackson (235), Ronda Henderson (235), Karen Hoppe (237), Laura Jones (241) and Diane Booth (243) rounded out the top 10.

Atenico, Pate and Hoppe all had 216. Jones was fourth at 220, Cindy Hall rounded out the top five at 224. Jackson and Johnson tied for sixth at 226 and Ann Schleich was eighth at 227. Cheryl Burke, Janet Weber, Valerie Pike and Lynn Greer tied for ninth at 228.


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