Lady Wave finishes 3rd behind McAlexander’s 3 titles
Fallon senior McCartney McAlexander won three of her four events to pace the Lady Wave to a third-place finish in the 48th annual Elks Invitational at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex on Saturday.
Senior McCartney McAlexander won both hurdle events and the shot put to lead Fallon to a third-place finish in Saturday’s Elks Invitational at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex. Fallon, which saw more than ten top-10 finishes in one of the bigger meets of the season, racked up 73.5 points to finish behind Douglas (93.5) and Carson (92). The Greenwave boys finished eighth with 34.5 points as Reed won the division with 128.5.
Thomas Ranson/LVN Fallon senior Savanna Regli had a personal best to finish fourth in the 1600-meter run and finished second in the 3200 on Saturday.
Fallon competes on Friday and Saturday in Sparks for the Reed-Sparks Rotary Invitational, the biggest meet in the region. McAlexander used a pair of personal bests to win the 300-meter hurdles and shot put events. She finished under the 50-second mark with a 49.73 time in the hurdles and threw 37 feet, 5 inches in the shot put. McAlexander also won the 100 hurdles in 16.37 and almost completed the sweep by finishing fourth in the high jump at 4-10. In the sprinting events, sophomores Jessalyn Lewis and Zoey Jarrett and senior Rachel Mori paced the Lady Wave. Lewis finished ninth in the 100 in 13.73, a personal best, followed by Mori in 15th in 14.33, a personal best. Mori and Jarrett were the highest finishers in the 200 at 30.36 and 30.87 at 16th and 20th, respectively. Senior Zoey Brown had a season-best 1:11.03 to finish 11th in the 400, while senior Savanna Regli took second in 3200 in 12:46.58, a season best, and fourth in the 1600 in 5:53.17, a personal best. The 4x100 relay team of Mori, Jarrett, Brown and Lewis finished sixth in 55.85, and the 4x400 team of Mori, Brown, Regli and Ruth Casillas Ibarra was sixth in 4:50.01. Senior Madeline Stephens, competing for the first time this season, finished second in the discus with a personal-best 102-11 and she was third in the shot put at 33-5, also a personal best. Senior Britney McArthur finished 10th in the shot put at 33-5, a personal best. In the jumps, Lewis finished in the triple at 31-7, a personal best and was 12th in the long at 14-3.5. Senior Michaella Pursley finished eighth in the pole vault at 7-6 and ninth in the 100 hurdles in 20.04, both being season records.
Thomas Ranson/LVN Fallon sophomore Ethan Tarner recorded his fastest time in the 200-meter run to finish ninth.
For the boys, Caleb Proffen and Ethan Tarner finished in the top 10 in the 200 with Proffen, a senior, taking third with a personal-best 24.57. Tarner, a sophomore, was close behind in ninth at 25.21, a personal best. Tarner also finished 10th in the high jump at 5-4. Sophomore Kanigh Snyder finished sixth in the 400 with a personal-best 55.66 and junior William Brim-Klein finished ninth in the 800 with a personal-best 2:20.21. Snyder also finished seventh in the discus with a throw of 105-9 and seventh in the triple jump at 37-8.5, a personal best. Freshman James Sorensen took fifth in the 110 hurdles in 19.30 and Blake Lee followed in 10th in 21.06 with both times being personal bests. Sorensen also ran a personal-best 51.69 to take ninth in the 300 hurdles. In the relays, the 4x800 team of Yahir Ugalde, James Calvert, William Brim-Klein and Proffen took fourth in 9:26.44, and the 4x400 team of Brim-Klein, Sorensen, Snyder and Garrett Rasmussen was fifth in 3:57.48. Senior Luke Sorensen finished fourth in the pole vault with a personal-best 11 feet.