Whittell girls’ track four-peats
The Whittell girls’ track team travels to this weekend’s Nevada 2A state track meet in Reno exactly as it has the previous three years – as regional champions.
Shannon Marshall and Hannah Daly each won two events to help the team win its fourth consecutive Northern 2A regional title on Saturday at Lowry High School in Winnemucca.
Marshall, the defending state champion in the high jump, won her second straight regional high jump title (5 feet, 2 inches) and also won the 300-meter hurdles in 18.04 seconds. Daly, meanwhile, won the 100-meter dash (12.99 seconds) and shot put (36 feet, 4 3/4 inches). Both athletes were also part of the first-place 4×400 relay team that included Sammy Brumbach and Natalie Daly.
Isabel Concha-Foley won the discus event (94 feet, 11 1/2 inches) and Holly Brumbach won the 3,200-meter run (13:28.95) to round out the first-place finishes for the Warriors, who had a team total of 181.5 points. North Tahoe was second and Silver Stage was third.
“I think it’s notable that Shanon Marshall broke her own school record by a second in the hurdles, and I also think it’s notable that Isabel Concha-Foley has made a big breakthrough in the discus,” said Whittell assistant coach Bill Harvey. “Two weeks ago, her PR was 79 feet and change. Now her PR is 95 feet, and she’s at the bottom level of this big breakthrough.”
Marshall placed second in the 110 hurdles, while Hannah Daly also placed second in the 800-meter run. Natalie Daly was second in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 400-meter dash, Jordan Reeder was third in the 300-meter hurdles and Sammy Brumbach placed third and fourth, respectively, in 200-meter dash and long jump.
Sasha Rupp was second and third, respectively, in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter events. Holly Brumbach was third in the 1,600, while the 4×800 relay team made up of Holly Brumbach, Rupp, Jane MacKelvie and Reeder also placed third.
The top four finishers in each event qualified for the state meet on Friday and Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
In the boys’ event, Whittell didn’t win the team title but had a regional champion crowned in Paul Waite, who won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.47 seconds.
“And he fell in the (300 hurdle) race,” Harvey said. “It was unfortunate that he fell. But if he hadn’t, he would’ve PR’d in the 42s.”
Sophomore Kyler Felton had a trio of impressive performances, placing second in both the long jump and triple jump and also placing third in the 300-meter hurdles. David King, the defending state champion in the 3,200, placed third in the 3,200 on Saturday.
The 4×400 relay team of Waite, Felton, Cody Reed and Roberto Concha-Foley placed fifth but advances to state because the Southern 2A is only sending three teams and there needs to be eight.
Independence won the boys’ meet.