The South Tahoe and Whittell track teams added to an already strong season start this past weekend.
The South Tahoe boys track team took fifth overall and the girls team took 13th overall at the 41st Annual Fallon Elks Invitational in Fallon on Saturday. The Whittell varsity girls took ninth overall.
“We have a good group of seniors this year, with a lot of football guys, and I’m excited because a lot of them have never really done it and they’re showing pretty good marks all around,” coach Jake Hurwitz said.
Hurwitz has been recruiting, and the South Tahoe track team is about double the size it was last year and already off to a strong start. The team finished in the top two at the Mount Rose League Meet on March 16.
As for this past Saturday, the team picked up right where it left off.
Jason Rogers, Brandon Cramer, David Cassaday, Connor Henderson and Tyler Myers all turned in top 10 individual finishes.
Cramer had a good meet all around. He took second in the 200 meter, first in the 110-meter hurdles, sixth in high jump and was the leadoff man in the Vikings’ relay team. Cramer is ranked first in the 110-meter hurdles in the North.
Henderson and Rogers were a big part of that fifth-place finish too. Henderson took second in the 3200 meters with a new personal record. He is ranked No.1 in the North in the 3200 meters.
Rogers claimed fifth in the 100-meter dash and helped carry the relay team to fourth place.
“(Rogers) was our anchor on the 4x1 and he’s just a pretty quick kid for how big he is. He’s about 6-5,” Hurwitz said.
Best moment of the meet, however, goes to Harley Norton.
“One of the big highlights at the meet was actually Harley Norton in his two-mile. He took off like a sprinter in the last 200 meters and overtook about 10 athletes,” Hurwitz said.
Jenny Burks led the South Tahoe girls team. It’s the junior first year on the track team and she is currently ranked No. 1 in the North in 300-meter hurdles. Burks charged to a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles on Saturday, and added a strong relay run.
“She did phenomenally in the hurdles as well as the 100 meter and relay,” Hurwitz said.
Whittell’s Forvilly was just a little faster though. She tore up the Fallon track. She took first in the 300-meter hurdles and second in the 100-meter hurdles. She also placed third in the 200 meter and the 400 meter.
South Tahoe’s Emily Treat, Karley Martinez and Brooke King also added top 10 times to the team scores.
Whittell junior Mark Waite also broke into the top 10 in the 400 meter and 1600 meter.
UP NEXT: The Vikings have a big meet coming up at Reed High School on Friday and Saturday. Whittell ran in the Stanford meet on Thursday.
Fallon Elks Invitational
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1875.Jason Rogers 11.90 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1872.Brandon Cramer 23.67 South Tahoe
4.David Cassaday 23.90 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1879.Mark Waite 55.75 Whittell
25.Josh Welch 1:02.11 Whittell
33.Rudy Mata 1:10.84 Whittell
34.Gabriel Aguilar 1:13.30a Whittell
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18720.Freddy Betenzos 2:31.10 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1876.Connor Henderson 4:51.80 South Tahoe
10.Mark Waite 4:58.80 Whittell
14.Harley Norton 5:04.80 South Tahoe
20.Tyler Myers 5:12.70 South Tahoe
26.Dylan Maxwell 5:22.30 South Tahoe
28.Josh Welch 5:25.50 Whittell
49.Rudy Mata 6:07.20 Whittell
50.Gabriel Aguilar 6:10.50 Whittell
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1872.Connor Henderson 10:34.40 South Tahoe
10.Tyler Myers 11:03.60 South Tahoe
12.Mark Waite 11:08.20 Whittell
14.Harley Norton 11:19.10 South Tahoe
16.Dylan Maxwell 11:22.80 South Tahoe
23.Josh Welch 12:00.50 Whittell
44.Rudy Mata 14:23.20 Whittell
45.Gabriel Aguilar 14:29.50 Whittell
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.187110m Hurdles - 39”
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1871.Brandon Cramer 15.89 South Tahoe
8.David Cassaday 17.19 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.187300m Hurdles - 36”
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18727.Sean Noyes 55.09 Whittell
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1874. South Tahoe 46.11
Brandon Cramer, Kyle Miller, Kyle Moreno, Jason Rogers
12. South Tahoe 1:46.85
Tylor Nicholson, Rodolfo Bernadino, Kyle Miller, Freddy Betenzos
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18711. South Tahoe 4:02.23
Brandon Arreola, Freddy Betenzos, Tylor Nicholson, Rodolfo Bernadino
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1876. South Tahoe 9:17.6
Dylan Maxwell, Connor Henderson, Patrick Stimac, Harley Norton
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.187Discus - 1.6kg
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18725. Rafa Gutierrez 88-10 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1876. Brandon Cramer 5-06.00 South Tahoe
9. Jason Rogers 5-04.00 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18721. Aubrey Felton 31-10.00 Whittell
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1873. Sierra Forvilly 27.46 Whittell
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1873. Sierra Forvilly 1:01.47 Whittell
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1878. Karley Martinez 2:34.00 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18710. Karley Martinez 5:45.20 South Tahoe
14. Emily Treat 6:08.40 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1875. Emily Treat 13:38.80 South Tahoe
100m Hurdles - 33”
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1872. Sierra Forvilly 16.98 Whittell
300m Hurdles - 30”
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1871. Sierra Forvilly 47.39 Whittell
3. Jennifer Burks 50.43 South Tahoe
9. Brooke King 54.27 South Tahoe
22. Janelle Spandau 1:05.28 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.1877. South Tahoe 57.36
Danielle Cohn, Diana Gomez, Jennifer Burks, Kimberly Marquez-Sanchez
Shot Put - 4kg
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18717. Kerry Norton 25-02.50 South Tahoe
25. Gisselle Benitez 20-00.50 Whittell
26. Melane Munguia 19-11.00 South Tahoe
30. London Gustofson 18-01.00 South Tahoe
32. Karina Garcia 14-11.50 South Tahoe
Discus - 1kg
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18716. Kerry Norton 74-10 South Tahoe
21. Gisselle Benitez 67-07 Whittell
34. Melane Munguia 45-06 South Tahoe
37. London Gustofson 37-11 South Tahoe
38. Karina Garcia 37-08 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18722. Kimberly Marquez-Sanchez 4-00.00 South Tahoe
CharacterAlign.23CharacterAlign.108CharacterAlign.18715. Meagan Thomson 12-06.50 South Tahoe
22. Kimberly Marquez-Sanchez 11-08.50 South Tahoe