Mauga sets PR in discus win
In perhaps the biggest meet of the season, Fallon’s T.J. Mauga came out victorious.
The sophomore won the discus with a toss of 152 feet, 8 inches at Saturday’s Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational and led the Greenwave boys team to a seventh-place finish with 41 points.
Fallon tied with fellow Division I-A foe Dayton for seventh, while McQueen won the meet with 130 points followed by Reed (111), Reno (59.5), Damonte Ranch (53), Douglas (45.5) and Hug (41.5).
The Lady Wave, meanwhile, placed ninth with 29. Spanish Springs won the girls title with 117 points followed by McQueen (109), Damonte Ranch (87), Reno (72), Reed and Spring Creek (66), Truckee (42) and Bishop Manogue (34).
Mauga also finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 44-9.5, a personal best.
His throw in the discus was also a personal and season best by nearly 2 feet. He is now ranked fourth in the DI-A in the discus and ninth in the shot put after Saturday’s meet.
Nathan Heck, meanwhile, nearly captured the pole vault win, but was nipped by Wooster’s Zach Arbogast. Both hit the 14-6 mark, but Heck had more misses and thus took second.
Fallon’s Jordan Schultz was ninth in the event hitting the 11-foot plateau. He also ran to an eighth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.38 seconds.
Heck, though, was fourth in the 40-yard dash, a specialty event in the meet, with a time of 4.94.
Cameron Kissick (52.23) and Charles Fulks (52.61) placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 200-meter race.
Fallon also had a pair of fifth-place finishes in the relays.
The 4×200 team of Heck, Jake Ernst, Kissick and Fulks came in at 1:34.75, while the 4×800 squad of Tristen Thomson, Sean Cordes, Kissick and Trevor Davis had a time of 8:47.1.
As for the Lady Wave, freshmen Jordan Beyer once again blazed her way into the top of the field. She was third in the 200 (27.82) and fifth in the 100 (13.27) as she scored a pair of top five finishes for the second consecutive week and in her second-ever varsity track meet.
She also came in ninth in her first attempt at pole vaulting with a height of 7-6.
Whitney Skabelund and Sierra Hickox also joined Beyer in the top five in their respective events.
Skabelund took third in the long jump (15-9), while Hickox was fifth in the triple jump (33-1).