Kacirek continues to rule the pits
Tribune staff reports
Whittell High track and field athlete Katrina Kacirek completed an undefeated small school regular season in triple jump and long on Saturday at Lowry High School in Winnemucca.
Kacirek won the triple jump with a season-best effort of 34 feet, 7 inches and captured the long jump with a leap of 15-3.
She didn’t spend the entire day jumping. Kacirek ran a season-best time of 13.75 seconds in the 100 meters to finish third and anchored a seventh-place 4×200 relay team. She ran a swift 26.7 split for a team that also included Kate Greenspan, Jessica Cristando and Meri Johnson.
Kelly Karmann also was busy collecting points for the Warriors. She finished third in the high jump at 4-4, fourth in the discus at 96-3 and eighth in the shot put at 30-6. Karmann’s sister Kristin, who last year was second at state, had a personal-record throw of 31-6 in shot for fourth place.
Other highlights for the girls included Johnson finishing fifth in high jump at 4-2 and Greenspan cleared 6-0 in the pole vault to equal the school record set by Jackie Laurian in 2002. Greenspan attempted 6-6 twice and will have another shot at the record this Friday and Saturday at the regional meet in Yerington.
In the boys’ meet, Michael Chilton performed a season-best triple jump of 37-6 and Jeremy Worley ran a season-best 5:05 in the 1,600.
The 4×200 relay team of Justin Alexander, Ian MacKelvie, Chris Craig and Chilton executed their handoffs to eclipse their season-best time by 7 seconds. They finished seventh in 1:43.
Craig and Alexander also enjoyed their first pole vault clearances of the season, reaching 9-0 and 8-6, respectively.