Whittell wins fourth straight Nevada 2A state track championship
RENO ” There is no end in sight to the Whittell High School girls’ track and field dynasty.
The Lake Tahoe high school used its superior depth to pull away on the second day of competition Saturday to win its fourth straight Nevada 2A state championship. The Warriors won five events, including four on Friday, to join Bishop Manogue (twice) and The Meadows as the only schools to have won four consecutive Nevada 2A team track titles.
Shannon Marshall won the high jump (5-2) for the second straight year to win her second state individual title in as many days. She won the 300 hurdles (48.29) by more than a second half on Friday.
Sophomore Hannah Daly also claimed state titles in two events, winning the 100 meters in 12.88 and the shot put (36.11.75). Marshall and Daly also ran legs on the victorious 4×400 relay team (4:09.10) that shattered the state meet record by more than 10 seconds.
Senior Natalie Daly keyed the Warriors second-day point barrage with second-place finishes in the 200 and 400 meters. Sophomore Isabel Concha-Foley PR’d twice in the discus, including her final throw, to finish runner-up in an event she knew little about before April.
Final team scores were Whittell 147, North Tahoe 98 and Lovelock 97. The Warriors led The Meadows by 21 points entering the second day of competition.
Whittell’s boys’ team finished in 10th, and its only state title belonged to David King in the 3,200 meters (10:54.62).
Kelsey Smith and Kate Lambdin did very well carrying the South Tahoe program on its back. The Vikings’ only two state entrants produced 34 points in their two events. Smith was a double winner in the 3,200 and 1,600 meters, while Lambdin finished second in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600 in her final races of a four-year varsity career.
Their efforts enabled the Vikings to finish fifth in the team standings.