South Tahoe track finishes strong at Big George Invitational; boys, girls place 8th
MINDEN, Nev. — In its last meet prior to the postseason, the South Tahoe track and field team finished the regular season on a strong note. The Vikings boys and girls team each finished eighth at the Big George Invitational at Douglas High on Saturday, highlighted by sophomore Maya Brosch winning her 11th individual event of the campaign.
Brosch won the 200 at the invitational with a time of 27.12 and finished in the top three in two other events — second in the 300 hurdles (48.14) and third the 100 hurdles (16.87). A day earlier, she ran in three events at the West Valley Invitational in Oroville, Calif. — including a first-place finish in the 300 hurdles (46.33).
South Tahoe’s girls team scored 33 points to finish in eighth place — host Douglas took the meet with 111.5 points. The Vikings’ boys team took eighth with 30 points — Elko won the boys title with 95 points.
On the girls side, freshman Ally Sullivan was the only other South Tahoe athlete to earn an individual top-five finish — she took fifth in the 1,600 (5:36.53). Along with Brosch, Sullivan competed at the West Valley Invitational — she took fifth in the 3,200 (11:46.63).
In the 4×800 relay, Sullivan raced along with senior Lauren Tang, senior Cara Filce and freshman Allee Zaccor. That quartet ran an 11:00.80 to finish fourth in the event.
Filce was the only other STHS athlete to finish in the top-20 in a sprinting event. She took 17th in the 400 (1:10.21) to go along with a 20th-place finish in the in the pole vault (6-0).
Sophomore Sierra Bedwell was South Tahoe’s top finisher in the 800, finishing 18th by running a 2:47.67. Zaccor led the way in the 1,600, finishing 13th with a time of 5:53.27 — Tang ran a 6:10.00 to place 19th in the event.
In the 300 hurdles, sophomore Alexzandria Balme finished 15th by running a 53.45. Balme ran along with senior Kimberly Marquez, senior Lindsey Herring and freshman Jessie Brown in the 4×800 relay — that group placed 13th with a time of 55.71.
Junior Korinne Bricker was South Tahoe’s only competitor in the high jump at the invitational, placing 11th with a jump of 4-6. Brown led the way for the Vikings in the long jump, finishing 13th with a mark of 13-9 1/2.
Junior Kerry Norton was the Vikings’ top competitor in each of the throwing events on Saturday. Norton took 18th in the discus (82-10) and 20th in the shot put (26-4 3/4).
On the boys side, senior Corey McCarthy produced top-seven finishes in a pair of events Saturday. McCarthy placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (42.22) and seventh in the 110 hurdles (17.74) — junior Carson Alexander finished fifth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.80.
South Tahoe’s best individual results came in the 3,200, where four Vikings placed in the top 16. Junior Dillon Lemons placed fifth in the event by running a 10:45.37 and was followed by junior Daniel Sandborn (ninth place, 11:09.11), freshman David Holmes (11th, 11:09.81) and junior Orion Maxwell (16th, 11:20).
Junior Quinn Ritter delivered a pair of strong results in the jumping events Saturday. Ritter took third in the long jump (21-1 1/2) and sixth in the triple jump (40-3).
The Vikings had two relay teams in the invitational, and each delivered a sixth-place finish. Alexander, McCarthy, Lemons and freshman Cole Rhodes ran the 4×400 relay in 3:49.71 while Lemons, Sandborn, Maxwell and junior Mario Mangiaracina completed the 4×800 relay in 9:06.35.
Freshman Jackson Binns delivered the Vikings’ top marks in each of the throwing events at the invitational. Binns placed 33rd in the shot put (33-0 1/2) and 35th in the discus (90-3).
South Tahoe returns to action at the Div. I-A Northern League championships May 8 and 9 at Fernley. The top four finishers in each event from that meet advance to the Div. I-A state championships the following weekend at Del Sol High in Las Vegas.
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