Runners tune up for regional
The Fallon cross country teams stretched their legs in the final tune-up for Friday’s regional meet.
The Greenwave ran against limited competition last week at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno.
Tristen Thomson and Ethan Smith led the boys with a pair of top four finishes as Thomson took second (19:02) and Smith was fourth (19:39). Chloe Overlie led the girls with a fourth-place finish (23:49) as both teams took second place.
For the boys, Mo Coverston was eighth (20:36), Devyn Frederick was 13th (21:18), Michael Anderson placed 17th (21:45), Terry White took 21st (22:43), Nick Smith was 27th (24:03), John Kirkland was 30th (25:34), Kendall Rogers took 31st (25:50) and Colton Coverston was 33rd (26:52).
For the Lady Wave, Jordyn Rogers (25:47), Shelby Hickox (26:26), Adia Sommer (26:29) and Shelby Smith (26:35) placed ninth through 12th, respectively. Amanda Pursley took 14th (26:50) and Jeanne Anderson finished 16th (27:37).
Fallon competes in Friday’s Northern Division I-A regional meet at Rancho San Rafael Park.
Spikers fall to Dayton
The end didn’t come without a bit of drama.
The Fallon volleyball team suffered a 25-13, 25-22, 18-25, 23-25, 10-15 loss to Dayton on Friday and eliminated the Lady Wave from playoff contention.
Trailing 2-0, the Dust Devils turned to Cheyanne Strong, who led Dayton with 18 kills, while Shalia Powell added eight and Kaylee Turner and Kassie Strong each had six.
Powell also registered 35 kills as Dayton, last year’s state runner-up, kept its Northern Division I-A playoff hopes in tact. Dayton (9-6 league) closes the season with Fernley (2-12), while Fallon (5-9) battled Fernley on Tuesday (results not available at press time) and caps the season at Sparks (0-13) today.
South Tahoe (8-7), is still alive for a playoff spot with a win over Truckee (10-4) and a Dayton loss.