Whittell track competes at Carson Invitational
CARSON CITY, Nev. — For the second straight time, the Whittell track and field team tested its mettle against larger schools from Northern Nevada. The Warriors competed in the Carson Invitational last Saturday at Carson High, highlighted by a pair of top-10 finishes from sophomore distance runner Cole Snyder.
Snyder placed in the top 10 in two distance events on Saturday. He finished eighth in the 800 (2:12.21) and ninth in the 1,600 (4:53.28).
For the Warriors girls team, sophomore Samantha Forvilly delivered the best individual result. Forvilly took 12th in the 300 hurdles (53.74) to go along with a 22nd-place finish in the 100 (14.36) — she also raced on two relay teams.
Whittell entered three girls relay teams at Carson, and all produced strong results. In the 4×100 relay, the quartet of Forvilly, sophomore Michelle Barnes, senior Lauren George and senior Aisha Ceron finished 10th with a time of 55.49.
Each of the Warriors’ other two relay teams placed 11th. Seniors Ceron, George and Keatzia Aldana teamed with Barnes in the 4×200 relay (2:01.46) while Forvilly, George, Aldana and junior Mary Sanchez raced together in the 4×400 relay (4:53.02).
In the sprinting events, Barnes was Whittell’s top finisher in the 100 (18th place, 14.22) and George led the way in the 200 (21st, 29.34). Ceron was the top Warrior in the 400 (26th, 75.52) and ran to a 38th-place finish in the 100 (15.63).
Sanchez was the only distance runner for the Whittell girls team at Saturday’s meet, finishing 21st in the 1,600 (6:59.87). The same was the case for Barnes in the jumping events — she took 40th in the long jump with a mark of 10-5 3/4.
The Whittell boys’ 4×400 relay team of junior Andy Delgado, senior Rudy Mata, sophomore Kristian Landing and freshman Noah Bachman took 16th at the invitational with a time of 4:29.33. Mata was the only other Warriors’ athlete to deliver a top-40 finish on the boys side, placing 34th in the 400 (64.00).
The Warriors conclude the regular season Saturday with the Big George Invitational at Douglas High in Minden, Nev. The Div. IV Northern League championships are scheduled for May 8 and 9 at Fernley — the top four finishers in each event advance to the Div. IV state championships the following weekend at Del Sol High in Las Vegas.
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