Cramer’s four-event sweep lead T-Wolves to second
South Tahoe and Kingsbury middle schools wrapped up their short track and field seasons with the Tah-Neva League championships on May 22 at Douglas High School in Minden.
For STMS, the sixth- and seventh-grade boys fared the best, placing second behind winner Alder Creek of Truckee in an 11-team field. The Timberwolves were led by Brandon Cramer, who breezed to victories in four events. Cramer won the 75-meter hurdles in 12.14 seconds; the 200 hurdles in 30.2; the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 30 seconds; and the 800 in 2:32.
Cramer’s first-place sweep was worth 40 of his team’s 97 points.
Like Cramer, Austin Buyak of Kingsbury Middle School had a huge meet. Buyak won the 100 in 12.8, the 200 in 26.36 and the shot put with a heave of 45-7, as the Knights finished fifth with 55 points.
Kingsbury’s 4×100 relay team (53.86) was runner-up to Alder Creek (53.09) and Ty Sprock was second in the long jump (14-9) and fourth in the high jump (4-4). Kingsbury’s Garrett Bronken placed seventh in the 400 (1:06.45) and Alex Kelley was eighth in the high jump (4-4).
Conner Henderson was the only other event winner for the Timberwolves. Henderson won the 3,200 in 12:35.59 and was sixth in the 800 at 2:48.
STMS’s Josh Johnson was also instrumental in his team’s success by placing in all four of his events. Johnson was third in the 400 (1:02.70), fourth in the 200 (27.61), fifth in the shot put (33 feet, 6.5 inches) and sixth in the 100.
Other contributors were sixth-grader Harley Norton, third in 3,200, 12:57; Conner Rettig, sixth in the 3,200, 13:22; Tyler Myers, sixth in both hurdle events and part of the fifth-place 4×400 relay team; and sixth-grader David Medina, fourth in long jump, 13-10.
Led by Jose Martinez’s three individual placings, the STMS eighth-grade boys finished third among 15 teams. Martinez was second in the 400 (58.30) and 200 hurdles (28.87) and third in the 75 hurdles (12.39). He also anchored the first-place 4×400 relay team (4:12.14), which also included Patrick Snyder, Jalen Quistgard and Marshall Curtzwiler.
STMS was third with 78.5 points, finishing behind winner Carson Valley and runner-up Carson Middle School.
Curtzwiler also placed in four events, taking fourth in the 200 hurdles (30.16), fifth in the 75 hurdles (13.04) and was a member of the first-place 4×400 relay team and fourth-place 4×100 squad.
Other key point producers were Jake Braun, third in discus; Jason Reum, fourth in the 75 hurdles and eighth in the 200 hurdles; Raimana Hermann, fourth in discus; Christian Bajada, fifth in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters; Colin Cooney, fifth in long jump; Brandon Bannar, seventh in shot put; and Quistgard, eighth in the 400.
Zach Welch spurred Kingsbury to a fifth-place tie in the eighth-grade boys’ standings. Welch was runner-up in the 3,200 (11:54), fourth in the 1,600 (5:36) and fifth in the 800 (2:35.94). Jake Williams placed third in the triple jump (34-7) and was seventh in the high jump (5-0).
Also for the Knights, Jenner Felton was eighth in the 100, Mikey George placed eighth in the 1,600 and the 4×100 relay team was fifth.
STMS’s two girls’ teams finished fourth and sixth, respectively, while Kingsbury was fifth and seventh.
In the eighth-grade girls’ meet, the Timberwolves finished in a tie for fourth with Eagle Valley. Distance runners Shelby McIntyre and Kira Smith provided many of the STMS’s points.
McIntyre was first in the 3,200 (12:17) and 800 (2:44.04), runner-up by five seconds in the 1,600 (5:52) and part of the third-place 4×400 relay team (4:50.12).
Smith finished third in the 3,200 (12:54) and fourth in the 1,600 (6:14). Kaelyn Dion also was a major point producer for the T-Wolves, placing second in the 800 (2:49.63), seventh in the 400 (1:09.60) and a member of the 4×400 relay team.
Also for the T-Wolves, Alma Burtraw was seventh in the 200 hurdles (34.2) and was on the 4×400 relay team and sixth-place 4×100 relay team and Lisa Johnstone took eighth in the 200 and was part of both relay teams.
For seventh-place Kingsbury, Sammy Rupp finished sixth in the 1,600 (6:22) and fourth in the 3,200 (13:00); Darby Reeder was third in long jump (13-0), fourth in triple jump (28-2.5) and fifth in the 400 (1:08.98); Sabrina Swoger finished fourth in high jump (4-6); Bailey Adams was seventh in the 800 (3:00.73); and Megan Mize placed sixth in discus (60-1) and eighth in high jump (4-4).
Lauren Marshall and Safira Gesmundo triggered the Knights’ fifth-place finish in the sixth- and seventh-grade girls’ division. Kingsbury finished half a point ahead of STMS.
Marshall was third in the 200 (30.5), fourth in the 200 hurdles (34.59) and fifth in the 75 hurdles (14.86). Gesmundo was runner-up in the 3,200 (13.46), fourth in the long jump (12-4) and fifth in the 1,600 (6:23).
Other point scorers for the Knights were the fourth-place 4×100 relay team (59.38); Katie Besson, third in long jump, 12-6.5 and fourth in discus, 60-1; Mary Kalinowski, seventh in discus, 58-8; and Amanda Harris, seventh in high jump, 3-10.
STMS was led by sixth-grader Brittany Hubberts. Hubberts was second in the 1,600, only a second behind the winner at 6:13; runner-up in the 800 (2:52) and the lead runner in the first-place 4×400 relay team (4:55.16). The winning relay team also included Emily Acker, Madison Brubaker and Brooke King.
King and Brubaker joined forces with Annie Kate Genasci and Rose Campion to take third in the 4×100 relay (59.51).
Also for the T-Wolves, King was third in the 400 (1:09.81), Brubaker was sixth in the 400 (1:13.00), Mika Klitsch was fifth in the 200 hurdles (35.07), Molly Dant came in sixth in the 1,600 (6:43) and Katie Albrecht was sixth in the 3,200 (15:40).