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WHS track looks to improve

After Wednesday’s meet at Yerington, the preseason is over for Whittell’s track and field squad.

“We have initial marks in just about anything we want, and now we’re looking to improve on them,” said first-year Warriors track coach Brian Rippet.

Whittell’s boys were third and the school’s girls were fourth out of a 13-team field at Yerington. As the team’s veterans continued to move toward recovering last year’s midseason form, some newcomers made their presence known.

On the girls side, senior and 1999 state qualifier Erin Zaskoda started returning to form in her main events, taking second in the triple jump and third in the long jump. Jahna Rico was sixth in the 100, and won her final heat in a personal-record 14.6-second finish. Shelly Zaskoda posted points in both the long and triple jump.

Junior Luke Forvilly finished first in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 1 inch. Joel Warnick had a personal record 5-6 high jump to finish sixth. Whittell’s boys relay teams recorded points as the Warriors were able to fill all the relay events for the first time. Ben Johnson had a 47.9 personal record in the 400, and Forvilly was second in hurdles. The 4×200 meter relay team of Forvilly, Warnick, Nick Gant and Chauncey Lane was fifth.

Whittell will send 10 freshmen to Wooster’s freshman and sophomore meet Friday at Reed, while the rest of the team will travel to Fallon on Saturday.

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