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A new generation

Thomas Ranson
Fallon's William Dick, seen competing at the Reed invitational last month, finished in the top seven in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs at the Spanish Springs JV Invitational.
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The future of the Greenwave track and field program shined in the Spanish Springs Junior Varsity Invitational last week in Sparks.

The Lady Wave finished third out of eight teams with 89.5 points, behind Damonte Ranch (126.5) and Spring Creek (102). The Greenwave boys took seventh out of nine teams with 51.5 points, while Damonte Ranch won the division with 134.5.

“The JV meet is a great chance for some of the younger kids to really shine at their own meet,” Fallon boys coach Steve Heck said. “They run with or against the varsity kids all year so this is an opportunity for them to showcase their talent. They really stepped up to the challenge.”

The girls placed in the top in most of the events, which included several first-place finishes.

Savannah Robinson won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 41.44 seconds and Allie Lister, who qualified in the varsity regional meet in pole vault, won both the long and triple jumps. She had marks of 14 feet, 0.5 inches in the long and 30-8 in the triple, both personal bests.

Glenda Lee finished second in the triple at 29-9, also a personal best, and Robinson took fourth at 28-2. Kyndal Collins, the speedster who’s competing in the 100 and 200 at the regional meet, finished fourth in the long at 12-9 followed by Lee in fifth at 12-8.5.

“We didn’t take a whole lot of kids but we did well,” Fallon girls coach Paul Orong said. “People don’t know how deep we are in the jumps.”

Tiffany Sorensen placed second in the shot put at 28-2 and Robinson finished second in the high jump at 4-6. Elizabeth Ebner and Lee tied for fourth in the pole vault at 5 feet. Jazymyne Bullock took eighth in the shot put at 20-0.25.

Aspen Anderozzi finished sixth and eighth in the 100 and 300 hurdles with times of 20.5 and 1:05.25, respectively. Sorensen also finished seventh in the 100 at 13.59.

Although the boys didn’t capture any wins, several placed in the top 10.

Caden Bowman finished second in the long jump at 16-7.5 and Kayden Orong was second in the triple at 30-1. Colton Tognazzini finished sixth in the pole vault at 7-6 and Zeke Washington was eighth in the high jump at 4-10. Washington also finished third in the 400 with a personal-best 58.30.

William Dick was strong in the distance runs with a fifth-place finish in the 3200 at 12:12.76 and was seventh in the 1600 at 5:33.50. Daniel Tapia took eighth in the 3200 at 12:58.79 and 10th in the 1600 at 5:36.52.

Coming off a foot injury, Tristen Mathisen led Fallon in the 200 with a sixth-place finish at 25.12 and Washington was seventh in the 100 at 11.83.

The 4×400 relay team of Alex Perazzo, William Howard, Mathisen and Washington finished third at 4:07.62, while the 4×100 team of Howard, Orong, Bowman and Perazzo finished sixth at 51.34.

“Relays also ran very well,” Heck said. “I was especially proud of the 4×400. They ran really hard and held off a couple teams to get the third spot.”