Personal bests highlight last track meet |

Personal bests highlight last track meet

Becky Regan
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Nevada Union Invitational Results

* Denotes a personal best.

Boys results

100 meters

9. *Jason Rogers 11.58 South Tahoe

33. *Kyle Miller 12.36 South Tahoe

38. Max Primo 12.52 Whittell

40. Tylor Nicholson 12.81 South Tahoe

42. Rodney Aguirre-Rodriguez 13.22 Whittell

200 meters

8. *Jason Rogers 23.40 South Tahoe

37. *Justin McKenrick 25.67 South Tahoe

39. *Max Primo 26.09 Whittell

43. Tylor Nicholson 27.65 South Tahoe

46. Alan Manzano 36.22 Whittell

400 meters

14. *David Cassaday 55.02 South Tahoe

34. Chase Stalter 61.63 South Tahoe

800 Meters

22. Connor Henderson 2:07.46 South Tahoe

29. *Harley Norton 2:14.37 South Tahoe

40. *Gabriel Aguilar 2:32.11 Whittell

41. Rudy Mata 2:36.13 Whittell

1600 meters

9. *Connor Henderson 4:40.39 South Tahoe

14. *Mark Waite 4:42.59a Whittell

26. *Harley Norton 4:56.82 South Tahoe

30. *Tyler Myers 5:00.01 South Tahoe

40. Josh Welch 5:15.02 Whittell

50. Ross Kovac 5:49.24 South Tahoe

54. Rudy Mata 6:00.20 Whittell

3200 meters

11. Connor Henderson 10:29.78 South Tahoe

13. *Mark Waite 10:37.42 Whittell

25. *Josh Welch 11:02.46 Whittell

32. Dylan Maxwell 11:25.06a South Tahoe

110-meter hurdles

13. *Carson Alexander 19.39 South Tahoe

18. Sean Noyes 22.06 Whittell

300-meter hurdles

17. *Carson Alexander 48.33 South Tahoe

25. Sean Noyes 55.40 Whittell

4x400 relay

8. 3:42.24 South Tahoe

Shot put – 12 pounds

19. *Kris Hurwitz 37-09.25 South Tahoe

27. *Rafa Gutierrez 35-02.00 South Tahoe

35. Patrick Stimac 32-09.25 South Tahoe

40. *Justin McKenrick 32-00.00 South Tahoe

Discus - 1.6kg

27. Blair Binns 91-01 South Tahoe

29. *Patrick Stimac 87-03 South Tahoe

30. Rafa Gutierrez 85-10 South Tahoe

32. Justin McKenrick 83-02 South Tahoe

High jump - Varsity - Finals

5. *Jason Rogers 5-10.00 South Tahoe

18. *Carson Alexander 5-02.00 South Tahoe

Long jump

22. Max Primo 16-04.00 Whittell

26. *Kyle Miller 15-03.00 South Tahoe

29. *Goody Walowit 13-09.00 South Tahoe

31. *Alan Manzano 9-06.00 Whittell

Triple jump

22. Mason Cain 31-00.00 South Tahoe

Girls Results

100 meters

15. Jennifer Burks 13.56 South Tahoe

24. *Kerry Norton 13.80 South Tahoe

36. Brooke King 14.38 South Tahoe

43. Gisselle Benitez 15.62 Whittell

200 meters

10. *Sierra Forvilly 27.40 Whittell

31. Brooke King 30.11 South Tahoe

32. *Natassha Johnson 30.22 South Tahoe

35. Gisselle Benitez 31.96 Whittell

36. Iran Manzano 32.64 Whittell

400 meters

3. Sierra Forvilly 61.57 Whittell

15. Dianna Gomez 65.70 South Tahoe

26. *Corynn Bricker 71.33 South Tahoe

31 *Iran Manzano 73.62 Whittell

800 meters

6. *Karley Martinez 2:30.09 South Tahoe

15. *Cara Filce 2:40.37 South Tahoe

17. *Gabriela Vargas 2:42.06 South Tahoe

1600 meters

7. *Karley Martinez 5:29.71 South Tahoe

9. *Emily Treat 5:42.57 South Tahoe

18. *Gabriela Vargas 6:03.19 South Tahoe

32. *Christy Walowit 6:58.37 South Tahoe

3200 meters

9. *Emily Treat 12:54.44 South Tahoe

10. *Cara Filce 12:55.39 South Tahoe

17. Bridget Moffat 14:57.26 South Tahoe

19. *Christy Walowit 16:05.88 South Tahoe

100-meter hurdles

3. *Sierra Forvilly 16.05 Whittell

14. *Jennifer Burks 17.97 South Tahoe

23. Grace Rosburg 20.51 South Tahoe

300-meter hurdles

1. *Sierra Forvilly 47.18 Whittell

4. *Jennifer Burks 50.08 South Tahoe

15. Brooke King 55.86 South Tahoe

4x100 relay

8. *53.40 South Tahoe

4x400 relay

7. *4:45.02 South Tahoe

Shot put - 4kg

37. Gisselle Benitez 21-10.00 Whittell

38. London Gustofson 21-04.50 South Tahoe

39. Christy Walowit 20-09.00 South Tahoe

Discus - 1kg

33. London Gustofson 55-02 South Tahoe

High jump

13. *Janelle Spandau 4-06.00 South Tahoe

13. *Corynn Bricker 4-06.00 South Tahoe

Long jump

19. *Meagan Thomson 12-07.00 South Tahoe

26. *Natassha Johnson 11-09.75 South Tahoe

31. Iran Manzano 10-07.00 Whittell

The pressure was off for the final regular season track meet.

Most regional qualifying times were already in the bag, and the competition wasn’t the usual group of Nevada league schools that South Tahoe and Whittell see every weekend.

It was a California meet. Something different, and the South Shore track teams came out to have some fun.

Fun turned into 49 personal records, and two new Whittell school records on Saturday. Everything came together for the South Tahoe and Whittell track teams at the Nevada Union Invitational in Grass Valley, Calif.

Let’s start with Whittell’s Sierra Forvilly, who broke two school records in the girls 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles. She won first in the 300-meter hurdle, third in the 100-meter hurdle and 400 and took 10th in the 200. She now has 27 podium finishes this season, with half of those as first-place finishes. She is ranked No. 1 in Nevada in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles among Division III schools.

South Tahoe’s Karley Martinez also came through with two personal bests in the 800 and one mile. Since the beginning of the season Martinez has blasted 6 seconds off her 800 and a whooping 41 seconds off her one-mile time, dropping to 5:29. Martinez is now ranked sixth in Nevada in the one-mile.

When the phrase personal best comes up, of course South Tahoe’s Connor Henderson and Jason Rogers’ names will be there, along with a speedy Whittell junior named Mark Waite.

Henderson, the Vikings’ long-distance ace, turned in a personal best in the one-mile for ninth with a time of 4:40. He also claimed 11 in the two-mile at 10:37. Henderson is ranked fourth in the one mile and two-mile among Division I-A Nevada runners.

“Connor ran against some amazing competition in that meet,” Hurwitz said.

Waite was 2 seconds behind him with a personal best mile (4:42) and a person best two-mile (10:37). Waite is ranked second in the one mile and third in the two-mile among Division III Nevada runners.

Jason Rogers turned in three personal bests in the 100, the 200 and the high jump for fifth place.

“He hit 5-10 in the high jump and if he can hit 6 feet at regionals he will likely go to state,” Hurwitz said. “It’s hard to learn this type of technique as a senior, and he’s really come a long way. If he can put it all together he’s definitely got a shot.”

South Tahoe’s Emily Treat and Cara Filce also dropped their usual standout performances. Both muscled there way to personal bests.

Treat took ninth in both the one-mile and two-mile. She has now clipped nearly a minute off her mile time (5:42) since the beginning of the season and more than one and a half minutes off her two-mile time (12:54).

Filce took 10th in the two-mile (12:55), and 15th in the 800, both with personal bests. She has dropped more than a full minute off her two mile.

Fellow South Tahoe girls, Kerry Norton, Natassha Johnson, Corynn Bricker, Gabriela Vargas, Christy Walowit, Jennifer Burks, Janelle Spandau and Meagan Thomson also turned in personal best times.

Whittell’s Iran Manzano dropped 3 seconds of her personal best in the 400 with a time of 73.62.

Whittell’s Josh Welch took a sizzling 15 seconds off of his best time in the two-mile.

Fellow Whittell boys, Max Primo, Gabriel Aguilar and thrower Alan Manzano also set new personal bests.

Among South Tahoe’s boys, Kyle Miller, Justin McKenrick, Harley Norton, Tyler Myers, Carson Alexander, Kris Hurwitz, Rafa Gutierrez, Patrick Stimac and Goody Walowit also all posted personal bests.

UP NEXT: South Tahoe and Whittell will compete in regionals at Yerington this weekend.

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