Fallon tracksters shine in Carson Invite
The Greenwave track and field team returned to local competition last weekend in Carson City after competing in back-to-back California meets.
Fallon finished 12th in the boys division, while the girls took 13th in the 25-plus team meet. Weather, though, was Fallon’s nemesis in the Carson Invitational as rain fell on Friday and Saturday.
Fallon hosts the Conclave of Awesomeness today at the Ed Arciniega Athletic Complex. Yerington, Dayton and Fernley will converge for the small meet, which begins at 1 p.m. with the field events and 1:30 p.m. with the running events.
Tristen Thomson and TJ Mauga continued to turn out consistent marks this season with Thomson, a senior long distance runner, winning the 1600-meter run. Thomson turned in a time of 4 minutes, 35.38 seconds, while Mauga, a junior thrower, finished fourth in the discus and ninth in the shot put. He threw for 152 feet, 5 inches in the discus and had a 45-8.25 mark in the shot put.
The relay teams held strong with the 4×800 finishing the highest at third while the distance medley team was seventh. The 4×800 team of Joseph Terry, Mario Ugalde, Isaiah Williams and Thomson finished in 8:39.37, while the medley team was 12:36.39.
Colton Peterson scored a 10th-place finish in the 200 with a time of 23.80, Reid Clyburn was 12th in the 300 hurdles in 44.72, Terry took 13th in the 1600 in 4:58.90, and Williams was 18th in the 800 at 2:18.28 to power the Greenwave.
For the girls, Brynlee Shults placed fourth in both the long and triple jumps and took fifth in the high jump. She jumped 33-3.50 in the triple, 15-4.50 in the long and 4-8 in the high.
Whitney Skabelund finished fourth in the pole vault at 9 feet and was seventh in the triple at 32-9.75. Sierra Hickox finished 10th in the triple at 31-1.50 and 15th in the long at 14-0.5, and Cassidy East was 13th in the triple at 30 feet. Leann Stands finished eighth in the discus at 100-6 and 12th in the shot put at 31-6.75.
Hickox and East led Fallon in the hurdles with the duo placing ninth and 12th in the 300 and 16th and 19th in the 100, respective. Hickox had times of 54.89 and 20.08, while East ran the races in 60.27 and 22.41.
Jordan Beyer scored a 13.47 for ninth in the 100 and Melanie Nuckolls ran a 13:31.09 to finish ninth in the 3200. Fallon’s 4×100 relay team finished fifth.
Fallon girls win JV meet, boys take fourth
Fallon’s youth has been the core of the track and field team this season and the Greenwave didn’t disappoint. The girls won the event over Carson, 149-140.5, while the boys finished fourth with 57 points as Carson won with 176.
Notable performances from the girls included Beyer winning the 100, 200 and high jump in 13.89, 29.87 and 4-8; the 4×100 and 4×800 relay teams finishing first, and Fallon placing four in the top five of each the long and triple jumps.
Hickox won both the long and triple at 13-8 and 29-9, followed by Emily Evett (13-3 and 27-6) in both. Mayla Dahl captured fourth in the long at 13 feet followed by Shults in fifth at 12-9. Allie Lister took third in the triple at 27-2 and Dahl was fifth at 25-4. Lister also finished second in pole vault at 7-6.
Fallon swept the top three of the high jump with Dahl taking second behind Beyer and Evett finishing third, both with marks at 4 feet.
Gracy Lisanti took third in the shot put at 25-11.75, Hickox (56.93) and Lister (59.76) were third and fifth in the 300 hurdles, and Lister (20.61) was fifth and Elizabeth Ebner (20.62) in the 100 hurdles. Ebner and Dahl each ran 1:14.82 and 1:15.02, respectively, to finish sixth and seventh in the 400.
For the boys, Oscar Garcia took second in the 200 at 25.47 followed by Juan Mazuera in ninth at 26.94. Garcia also took fifth in the 400 in 59.21 while JR Demillo finished it in 1:01.68 for eighth. Kapili Gleason was fourth in the 1600 in 5:26.91 and Justin Cathey finished ninth in 5:33.18 but took second in the 3200 in 11:38.90. Trevor East finished sixth in the 300 hurdles in 46.13 while Trevor Brown was 10th in 48.02.
East took second in the triple jump at 35 feet, followed by Ryan Bitter in fifth at 33-11. Justin Cathey finished fourth in the high jump at 5-4, and Bitter and East tied for ninth in the long at 15-4.