Abigail Pradere continued to dominate the distance events in Northern Nevada, winning the 800 and 1600-meter events in impressive fashion at the annual Carson Invitational on Saturday at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.
Pradere’s performance helped the Carson girls to a second-place finish. Carson finished with 93 points, 20 behind Reed. Locally, Dayton was ninth with 27, Sierra Lutheran was 10th with 25.5 and Douglas was 11th with 22.
Pradere essentially ran unopposed in both races, and she won the 800 in 2:22.08, more than seven seconds ahead of Spring Creek’s Lauryn Walz. In the 1600, she ran a season-best 5:13.55 to knock off South Tahoe freshman Carissa Bucholz by approximately eight seconds.
“They (the times) were good,” Pradere said. “You always want to do better. When somebody is pushing you, it makes it a lot easier and you can run a better time. I’m competitive. I want to be pushed. I want to keep getting better. I definitely think I can run faster (times) if somebody is pushing me,”
Carson went 3-4-5 in the girls triple jump, as Anya Woodbury jumped a PR of 34-feet 8 1/2 inches. Abbey Paulson was fourth at 34-4 and Erica Basa had a season-best effort of 33-4 1/4. Woodbury was seventh in the 100 at 13.15. Sophomore Ashley Britt was third in the 300 hurdles with a PR of 48.63. She was sixth in the 100 hurdles at 18.26. The Senators’ quartet of Annelise Poor, Britt, Jaidyn Shepard and Annika Wick took second in the 1600 relay, clocking a 4:19.63. Carson took third in the 400 relay, clocking a 52.0 thanks to the efforts of Abi Cowan, Basa, Annika Wick and Woodbury. The same group was fifth in the 800 relay with a 1:54.22. The 3200 relay team of Rheanna Jackson, Gabriella Fernandez, Shepard and Erin Cartier clocked a 10:21.02.
Ashley Mason led Dayton with a second in the triple jump at 35-2, a PR, and a fifth in the long jump at 15-3. Twin sister, Rebecca, was fourth in the high jump at 4-8. The Masons teamed with Sydney Strickler and Macie Callan to finish third in the 800 relay with a 1:51.36. Kassie Strong was fifth in the discus at 103-2.
Sierra Lutheran’s Aleyna Gibson was third in the 200 with a PR of 27.59, fifth in the 400 with a PR of 1:01.42 and eighth in the 100 with a PR of 13.2.
South Tahoe’s Maya Brosch was impressive in winning the 400 (PR of 57.60), the 100 hurdles (15.59) and the 300 hurdles (46.81). Spanish Springs’ Jessica Ozoude won the 100 with a season-best of 12.19, the long jump with a leap of 16-5 and she was second in the 400 with a season-best 58.27.
Impressive day for Ply
Dayton High’s J.J. Ply put on an impressive performance on the boys side. The Dayton senior won the 110 hurdles in a PR time of 14.91, was second in the high jump with a mark of 6-6 and was 10th in the 1600 with a PR of 4:51.79.
Ply had a clean hurdle race, easily defeating Sam Wright and Reed’s Jorge Moreno. He was happy with his 12-foot vault. He feels that event is slowly coming around after he broke a couple of poles earlier this year.
“I don’t think I hit a single hurdle,” Ply said. “It felt real good. I don’t know what anybody in the South is running, but I’d like to get the school record of 14.8 and then I’ll worry about state. I’m slowly coming back (in the pole vault). I’m looking to get 13 feet. I was tired (doing the vault). I’d just come off running the 1600.”
Carson’s only win came from the distance medley, as Jayson Legott, Harry Meyer, Hunter Rauh and Mark Ramirez ran an 11:50.47. In the 800 relay, Shane Gentry, Harry Meyer, Chance Smith, Ben Granados finished second in 1:33.31. The quarter of Smith, Jonny Barahona, Brandon Copeland and Spencer Rogers was fifth in the 1600 relay with a 3:47.35. The 400 relay group of Brandon Basa, Tanner Styes, Smith and Granados ran a 45.04 for third place in the 400 relay.
Meyer ran a PR of 43.04 to finish second in the 300-meter hurdles and he was fifth in the 110 highs with a 16.51. Adam Flaten was fifth in the 800 with a PR of 2:11.82. Greg Wallace was fourth in the high jump at 6-2 and Blaise Bonomo was sixth in the shot put at 43-3 1/2 and eighth in the discus with a PR of 124-5. Adam Maw was fifth in the triple jump at 38-10 3/4.
Douglas was led by Dawson Coman, who won the 100 in 11.42, was fifth in the 200 at 24.51 and PR’d in the 400 with a seventh-place time of 53.43. His teammate John Munyan won the 800 (2:03.40) and the 1600 in a season-best time of 4:33.20. Logan Kyle of Douglas won the pole vault with a mark of 13-6.
Virginia City’s Colt Hess was second in the 400 with a PR of 50.89 and third in the 800 at 2:08.97. Dayton’s Carson Crosby was third in the 400 with a PR of 51.68, seventh in the 200 at 24.60 and eighth in the 100 with a PR of 11.70. Jared Marchegger was fourth in the 1600 with a PR of 4:40.80.
Reed sweeps JV Invite
The Reed boys and girls rolled to easy wins at Friday’s Carson High JV Invite.
The Reed boys finished with 193 points, well ahead of 76 scored by Spanish Springs. Carson was eighth with 27.5. On the girls’ side, Reed finished with 146, 17 points ahead of Manogue. Carson was fourth with 58.
Jarrod Meyer took third in the high jump at 5-2 and Chance Smith was fourth at the same height. Meyer also was 10th in the long jump at 16-7 3/4. Jakob Carlson and John Dawson Breuer tied for fourth in the pole vault at 9-6 and Diego Lopez was seventh in the triple jump at 36-3. Cody Main was seventh in the 110 high hurdles with a PR of 17.11 and he was eighth in the 300 hurdles with a 44.94.
On the girls side, Annika Wick won the 400 in a personal best of 62.14. Aadra Reed was third in the discus with a throw of 86-2 1/2, and she was seventh in the shot with a heave of 25-9.
Alyssa Lucas had two fourth-place finishes (high jump and triple jump). Audrey Breeding was sixth in the 100 hurdles (19.22) and ninth in the 300 hurdles (57.34). Kelly McCready was sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 25-feet. Annelise Poor was eighth in the 400 with a PR of 67.93.