5 area runners reach nationals
Five Carson residents qualified for the upcoming USATF National Championships with outstanding performances at the Junior Olympic Cross -Country Region 16 Championships in Reno over the weekend.
Nathaneal Williams, who attends Sierra Lutheran High in Minden, won the Intermediate Boys Division (15-16-year-olds) with a 16:49 for 5,000 meters.
Blanca Sosa, a fourth-grader at Seeliger Elementary, took fourth in the Bantam Girls Division (9-10-year-olds), clocking a 13:01 over 3,000 meters.
Katie McFarren, who led Carson High to a state championship, finished fifth in the Young Women’s Division, clocking a 19:51 over 5,000 meters.
April Shonnard finished in 15th place in the Intermediate Girls Division with a time of 20:06 for 5,000 meters.
Brent Moyle, a member of Carson High’s state championship squad, finished 18th in the Young Men’s Division in a time of 18:03 for the 5,000-meter race.
Several other local runners participated, but did not move on.
Alex Drozdoff (22nd place, Youth Girls Division), Erika Sosa (37th, Intermediate Girls Division), Evan Richards (38th, Intermediate Boys Division), Heather Kubel (40th, Midget Girls Division), Joe Ward (4th, Intermediate Boys Division), Savannah Dennis (54th, Intermediate Girls Division), Chelsea Gordon (55th, Intermediate Girls Division) and Ashley Salcedo (56th, Intermediate Girls Division)
Fontenot wins at
Paul Fontenot, owner/driver of Slick Racing, won the 2009 International Hot Boat/ Napa Auto Parts World Finals in the Pro Eliminator Class.
The IHBA has been disbanded, and the newly formed Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series has picked up all the former IHBA races, including the World Finals and the World Championship point races.
Fontenot competed in the 8.0 second and 1/34-mile bracket. He beat out 20 racers for the title. The victory put him in fourth place in the points race for the World Championship.
Fontenot was in fourth for the points championship for much of the season. He didn’t attend a race in Texas, and that cost him a chance to seriously contend for the points championship.
Fontenot and his crew of Nancy Fontenot, Jim Burkett, Bill Abbott and Missy Lilllywhite would like to thank their sponsors – Percival Construction, Carson Valley Transmissions, Carson Valley CarQuest, and A Sign Shop – for all their support during the season.
Toads moved into first place in Division 231 of the American Poolplayers Association with 47 points, two ahead of Jerry’s Kids.
Austin Matthews of Jerry’s Kids lead the 4-5 tier with 33 points,while Daniel McRae of Glastine Pub is second with 31.
Alex Gutierrez of Toads is first in the 6-7 tier with 38 points. Juan Pina of Twisted Attitudes is second with 33.
Robert Bridges of Anarchy Nation lead the 2-3 tier with 41 points. Larry Lawrence, also of Anarchy Nation, is second with 27 points.