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Warriors on track

Michael Traum

Whittell High’s track and field team is showing continued improvement as the season moves along.

On Wednesday, the Warriors traveled to Yerington for an eight-team meet.

The girls team finished in fifth place, just three points out of second. Sarah Sufka led the way, posting a first in the 800 at 2:36.8, and fourth in the 100 at 14.1. She also ran with Megan Glasson, Skye McEntire and Ali Tanner to a first place in the 4×100 relay at 56.1. McEntire was second in the triple jump at 30-9.5, with Nicole Wasson second in the 400 at 68.9 and second in the 800 at 2:51, Ashley McClure fifth in the 800 and Karin Kaleta second in the high jump at 4-4.

On the boys side, Bobby Linkul chucked the discus a personal-best of 125-feet, good enough for third place. Jordan Trimm was second in the long jump at 19-9.5, third in the 200 at 23.6 and third in the 100 at 11.7. Mark Witte was fourth in the long jump at 18.6 and Zach Denson was fifth in the 200 at 24.7.

Last Saturday at the Reed Invitational, Sufka was sixth in the 400 at 63.58, while Trimm was fifth in the 400 at 52.77 and Linkul was first in the JV discus at 121-9.

“The kids are scoring some points, improving and starting to round into shape,” said coach Dan Makely.

South Tahoe High’s track and field team continued to see dominance from it’s leaping-event wonders, Jeff Seitz and Elliott Hubler, Wednesday in Carson City.

Hubler was first in the triple jump at 44-7.5, while Seitz was second at 43-5. Seitz also won the long jump at 20-2.5. Dusty LaChapelle was third in the 1600 at 5:01.

For the girls, Tirah Samura continued to improve. The freshman was first in the high jump at 4-10 and second in the 100 high hurdles at 16.92. Shannon Hoverston was second in the high jump at 4-8, while Faye Clapp was second in the 300 hurdles and Launa Giordano was fourth in the 800.

South Tahoe High’s golf match with Golden Sierra at the Golf Club at Genoa Lakes was canceled by Golden Sierra.


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