Track teams tear up Big George Invite
4. Jason Rogers 11.73 South Tahoe
2. Jason Rogers 24.03 South Tahoe
27. Michael Valney 1:04.31 South Tahoe
28. Chase Stalter 1:04.61 South Tahoe
30. Matthew Herring 1:08.82 South Tahoe
1. Mark Waite 2:05.34 Whittell
15. Harley Norton 2:23.15 South Tahoe
23. Dylan Maxwell 2:30.55 South Tahoe
25. Rudy Mata 2:31.22 Whittell
26. Jose Rodriguez 2:32.79 South Tahoe
29. Rodney Aguirre-Rodriguez 2:36.15 Whittell
30. Gabriel Aguilar 2:36.15 Whittell
31. Logan Evans 2:36.94 South Tahoe
1. Mark Waite 4:43.46 Whittell
5. Connor Henderson 4:53.39 South Tahoe
15. Harley Norton 5:03.93 South Tahoe
18. Josh Welch 5:11.54 Whittell
20. Ross Kovac 5:13.68 South Tahoe
21. Dylan Maxwell 5:18.12 South Tahoe
24. Orion Maxwell 5:24.46 South Tahoe
30. Jose Rodriguez 5:43.29 South Tahoe
32. Gabriel Aguilar 5:50.99 Whittell
33. Rudy Mata 5:55.80 Whittell
2. Connor Henderson 10:50.26 South Tahoe
8. Ross Kovac 11:32.57 South Tahoe
13. Orion Maxwell 11:40.34 South Tahoe
14. Dylan Maxwell 11:42.61a South Tahoe
12. Josh Welch 12:10.77 Whittell
22. Joseph Messina 13:10.27 South Tahoe
23. Paul Mutz 13:18.88 South Tahoe
5. Carson Alexander 19.55 South Tahoe
5. Kyle Moreno 47.99 South Tahoe
6. Carson Alexander 48.71 South Tahoe
8. Dylan Stetler 48.90 Whittell
11. Ethan Strain 49.56 South Tahoe
12. Kiegan Shackleton 49.86 South Tahoe
4. 4:00.77 Whittell
Rodney Aguirre-Rodriguez, Dylan Stetler, Mark Waite, Max Primo
3. 9:07.77 South Tahoe
Shot put – 12 pounds
12. Kris Hurwitz 36-00.75 South Tahoe
19. Rafa Gutierrez 33-02.00 South Tahoe
24. Justin McKenrick 31-03.75 South Tahoe
31. Matthew Herring 30-00.25 South Tahoe
39. Patrick Stimac 26-03.00 South Tahoe
42. Chase Stalter 23-03.00 South Tahoe
Discus - 1.6 kg
21. Rafa Gutierrez 86-09 South Tahoe
25. Patrick Stimac 81-07 South Tahoe
29. Blair Binns 76-10 South Tahoe
30. Justin McKenrick 76-08 South Tahoe
37. Chase Stalter 58-09 South Tahoe
42. Griffin Hobson 45-05 South Tahoe
3. Jason Rogers 5-08.00 South Tahoe
15. Max Primo 16-08.75 Whittell
18. Rodney Aguirre-Rodriguez 15-11.50 Whittell
19. Ethan Strain 15-10.25 South Tahoe
22. Dylan Stetler 15-02.75 Whittell
28. Michael Valney 12-08.25 South Tahoe
29. Goody Walowit 11-05.00 South Tahoe
1. Sierra Forvilly 13.28 Whittel
8. Sierra Forvilly 30.49 Whittell
4. Diana Gomez 1:05.64 South Tahoe
11. Meagan Thomson 1:11.49 South Tahoe
13. Corynn Bricker 1:12.36 South Tahoe
20. Iran Manzano 1:19.85 Whittell
21. Lindsey Herring 1:24.00 South Tahoe
2. Sierra Forvilly 2:33.74 Whittell
3. Karley Martinez 2:34.29 South Tahoe
11. Gabriela Vargas 2:53.09 South Tahoe
25. Christy Walowit 3:26.39 South Tahoe
2. Karley Martinez 5:39.73 South Tahoe
5. Emily Treat 5:51.02 South Tahoe
16. Gabriela Vargas 6:18.42 South Tahoe
28. Erin Moffat 7:40.44 South Tahoe
3. Emily Treat 12:57.98 South Tahoe
13. Bridget Moffat 16:00.29 South Tahoe
1. Sierra Forvilly 16.31 Whittell
2. Jennifer Burks 51.21 South Tahoe
5. Kerry Norton 53.12 South Tahoe
12. Brooke King 57.78 South Tahoe
16. Janelle Spandau 1:02.62 South Tahoe
2. 54.00 South Tahoe
Shot put - 4kg
12. Kerry Norton 24-08.25 South Tahoe
15. London Gustofson 21-08.25 South Tahoe
17. Christy Walowit 21-00.75 South Tahoe
19. Gisselle Benitez 20-08.00 Whittell
20. Tammi Tu 20-07.25 South Tahoe
21. Ciara Clavelle 19-10.00 South Tahoe
Discus - 1kg
11. Kerry Norton 71-10 South Tahoe
14. Gisselle Benitez 64-02 Whittell
19. London Gustofson 56-08 South Tahoe
20. Christy Walowit 54-08 South Tahoe
21. Tammi Tu 52-11 South Tahoe
25. Karina Garcia 40-11 South Tahoe
26. Ciara Clavelle 39-10 South Tahoe
13. Kimberly Marquez-Sanchez 4-00.00 South Tahoe
11. Corynn Bricker 11-07.75 South Tahoe
12. Haley Lazar 11-04.25 South Tahoe
14. Iran Manzano 10-08.75 Whittell
School size helped Douglas High School claim first place at the latest high school track meet, but the South Shore kids scored points for the underdogs.
“This week most of the schools weren’t even in our league so we were going up against some big competition,” said South Tahoe track coach Jake Hurwitz said. “When we are healthy and have all our athletes back again, regionals are going to be a pretty big event for us.”
The South Tahoe and Whittell track teams again turned in top times against big schools loaded with speedy competition at the Big George Invite at Douglas High School on Saturday.
In the boys competition, Douglas took first (189.5), followed by Carson (127.5), Hug (63), North Tahoe (54) and South Tahoe took fifth (49) despite missing one of its track stars, Brandon Cramer. The Whittell boys tied for eighth place (26).
In the girls competition, Douglas again claimed first (250.5), followed again by Carson (100.5), Galena (88.5), South Tahoe (49) in fourth, North Tahoe (47) and Whittell in sixth (29).
The names Sierra Forvilly and Mark Waite should by now sound pretty familiar. The two Whittell track stars have repeatedly put up the times to beat this season, which is all the more impressive considering they are coming for a school of about 150.
Saturday was no different. Both Waite and Forvilly claimed multiple first-place finished against the tough competition.
Forvilly took first in the 100 meters with a personal best of 13.28. The senior also took first in the 100-meter hurdles (16:57), besting her time from the previous week’s competition. She finished second in the 800 meters and eighth in the 200 meters, which she finished first in during preliminaries.
Waite, a junior, dominated in the 800-meter and one-mile runs. He set a scorching 4:43 one-mile pace for first place, and cut his 800 down by about 4 seconds (2:05.34).
South Tahoe’s Cramer, who usually scores about 30 points for the Vikings, sat the meet out to rest up for the Meet of Champions he will competition in Saturday in Sacramento.
In Cramer’s absence, teammate Jason Rogers stepped up big time.
Rogers took fourth in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters (24.03). He also added a high jump that measured 5-foot-8 for third place.
“With a little more work he’s probably around the 6-foot mark easily,” Hurwitz said.
South Tahoe’s long-distance star, Connor Henderson, shined in the two-mile with a 10:52 for second place. Henderson also claimed fifth in the one-mile, breezing in under the 5-minute mark.
Ross Kovac wasn’t far behind Henderson in the two-mile, coming in at eighth place.
Kyle Moreno captured fifth in the 300-meter hurdles for South Tahoe, and freshman teammate Carson Alexander took sixth.
“There were some pretty big schools there this week and for a freshman, making it to the finals in any race is a pretty big ordeal. Sixth place is pretty outstanding,” Hurwitz said.
Dylan Stetler took eighth in the 300-meter hurdles for Whittell.
Among the girls, South Tahoe’s Emily Treat continued to impress. The senior shaved a whopping 35 seconds off her two-mile time, finishing in 12:57 for third place. She also clipped 5 seconds off her mile time, for 5:51 and fifth place.
“Literally almost every meet has been a double-digit drop for her,” Hurwitz said. “It’s unbelievable how well she is doing. She’s not out there screaming it, but in truth she’s really put up a good season for her senior year. I think Karley and her, as well as Gabriella Vargas, are really the core group that’s been pushing each other.”
Martinez continued to be at the front of the South Tahoe girls’ charge. She took second in the one-mile and third in the 800 meters.
“Karley’s been our top 800 and mile runner all season,” said Hurwitz of Martinez, who has overcome her fair sahre of obstacles. “I think she’s happy to be back where she is and in the next couple of weeks she really going to burst through this wall.”
The Vikings also had their top hurdle runner Jenny Burks, who took second in the 300-meter hurdles and ninth in the 100-meter hurdles.
“Her times just keep getting better,” Hurwitz said. “She was also part of our girls 4 by 1, they took second place and ran a 54 second 4 by 1, which is pretty phenomenal.”
South Tahoe’s Diana Gomez ran into fourth place overall in the girls 400.
Freshman Kerry Norton showed off her sprinting skills as well as throwing. She took fifth in the 300-meter hurdles and ran in the second leg of the girls 4 by 1 team that took second place.
“She’s been a thrower all season, but she took off like a bullet. She must have gotten 20 meters ahead. It was the first time she’s ever been a part of that and it was incredible. She’s definitely a sprinter,” Hurwitz said. “Ninty percent of track is technic and she’s really shown that.”
UP NEXT: Both teams travel to the 83 Annual Yerington Relays on Saturday. This weekend will be the last weekend the teams can record times to qualify for regionals. South Tahoe will also have a car wash fundraiser in the Lake Tahoe Pizza Co parking lot on Sunday afternoon.
For a complete list of results visit the Tahoe Daily Tribune online and click on the South Shore sports tab.
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