Weekly Whittell record-breakers at it again
How many more school track and field records can Whittell High senior Kyler Felton and junior John Robinson break?
For the third straight meet Robinson broke a different Warriors’ track record Saturday, shaving nearly a second off the school’s 400-meter mark at the Capital Classic in Carson City. Robinson’s winning time of 50.52 seconds topped the old mark of 51.34. Sierra Lutheran’s Wade Meddles, the 2A state cross country champion and nationally established runner, finished well behind Robinson in seventh place at 54.43.
For the second straight meet, Felton soared past the school’s triple jump record. Felton obliterated his one-week record of 43 feet, 2.5 inches by reaching 45-1 for first place at Carson High.
Felton also won long jump by more eight inches with an effort of 21-4.5, finished third in the 300 hurdles at 42.43 and fourth in the 110 hurdles at 17.28.
Those performances helped Whittell finish fourth in the team standings. Team scores were Carson 146.5, Douglas 105.5, Rite of Passage 101, Whittell 63, Damonte Ranch 62, North Valleys 58, Sierra Lutheran 47, Galena 39, Incline 20, North Tahoe 7 and Tonopah 2.
Seniors Isabel Concha-Foley and Shannon Marshall led the Whittell girls to fourth place as well. Concha-Foley was first in the shot put with a heave of 33 feet, 9.5 inches and runner-up in the discus at 95-8, while Marshall won the 300 hurdles by nearly a second and a half with her time of 48.33 and was runner-up in the 100 hurdles and high jump (5-0). Marshall’s 100 hurdles time of 16.86 left her a mere .02 behind winner Amanda Brazeau.
Freshman Sierra Forvilly took third place in the 300 hurdles.
Douglas won the girls’ meet with 195.5 points and was followed by Carson with 144, Damonte Ranch (98.5), Whittell (70.5), North Valleys (37), Incline (31), Galena (24.5), Sierra Lutheran (22) and North Tahoe (5).
Other high-finishing performances for the Whittell boys included the sprint medley team of Robinson, Jenner Felton, Blake Heldt-Werle and Garrett Bronken taking runner-up to Carson in 2:36.52; the 4×800 relay team of Chris Crawford, Mikey George, Zach Welch and Heldt-Werle claiming fourth place in 9:03.06; freshman Austin Buyak capturing fifth in the shot put at 43-10.5; Welch placing 12th in the 800 in 2:27.66, Chris Crawford earning ninth in the 3,200 at 11:25.65 and 12th in the 1,600 at 5:10.78, George finishing 12th in the 3,200 at 11:44.72 and Tanner Sigel placing seventh in the 300 hurdles at 46.44.
Additional top performances for the girls included Lauren Marshall finishing fifth in the high jump at 4-6; Forvilly placing seventh in the 100 hurdles at 18.04; Samantha Rupp finishing 12th in the 400 at 1:08.14; Morgan King taking ninth place in the 800 at 2:55.96, Caranina Palomino finishing 10th in the 800 at 2:56.46; Veronica Charles earning ninth in the 3,200; the 4×800 relay team of King, Palomino, Darby Reeder and Rupp placing fourth in 11:44.54; the sprint relay squad of Shannon Marshall, Sammy Brumbach, Lauren Marshall and Forvilly taking fourth in 3:13.11; the distance medley quartet of Charles, Jenny Altman, Sabrina Swoger and Katharine Duke placing third; and Swoger claiming 11th in the high jump at 4-2.
The Warriors are scheduled to compete in the Big George meet Saturday at Douglas High.
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