The Lowry High School track and field team split its squad up last week with a group at the Reed Rotary Invitational at Reed High School in Sparks.
Rachel Garrison paced the field in the discus once again with a toss of 115- feet, 10 inches to win the event. She beat Douglas; Kindra Ruckman by nearly seven feet. The closest 3A competitor was 12 feet behind Garrison.
Hailey Hinkle finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.72 seconds. McQueen’s Destiny Tolliver (47.78) and Ashlyn Hedrick (48.27) were first and second, in the close race between the three. Hinkle, a senior, was sixth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-10.
Becca Kuskie continued her good start to the season, placing third in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:29.66. Carson’s Abigail Pradere won the race at 5:19.70 and Reno’s Penelope Smerdon (5:26.38) was second. Kuskie finished fourth in the 3,200 meters at 12:26.86 and was the best 3A runner. Spanish Springs’ Alexis Melenderez won the race at 11:41.32.
Shelby Garrison finished fourth in the high jump at 4-10 and had a pair of seventh-place outings in the 100-meter dash and 200 meters. She stooped the watch at 13.56 in the 100 meters, which was personal best for the senior. She had a time of 27.80 in the 200 meters and was second among 3A runners. The top five finishers were from Northern 4A schools.
Hailey Fernandez was 11th in the 100 meters in a time of 13.71 and sophomore Julianna Gonzalez was 22nd at 13.89.
Despite having a small number of girls competing, the Lady Bucks were sixth as a team with 38 points.
McQueen ran away with the team title with 142.50 points and Reed (98.50) was second. Douglas (72.50), Damonte Ranch (66) and Truckee (46) rounded out the top five.
On the boys side, Scottie Smith finished third in the high jump, with a personal-best mark of 5-10. Reno’s William Drinsell and Sparks’ Colby Bowman each cleared the bar at 6-2 but Grinsell won on few fewer misses.
Erick Lopez was eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 23.61 and Will Kracaw placed 11th in the 3,200 meters at 10:24.53. In addition, Kracaw was 17th in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:54.52.
The Lowry boys were 20th as a team with 5.5 points. Red claimed the team championship with 146.50 points and Reno (115.50) was second.
Buckaroos compete in Elko Invitational
Lowry started last weekend by sending a group to the Elko Kiwanis Invitational on Friday, March 30.
After missing the fall and winter sports seasons due to rehabbing a knee injury, freshman Adia Bengochea made her debut and won the 400 meters with a time of 63.50. She won the race by nearly three seconds.
Heather Hall shined in the throwing events, placing third in the discus with a toss of 86-10 and fourth in the shot put at 27-11. Her throw in the shot put was a personal best.
Lily Pasquale was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 13-7.50 and seventh in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 26-11.50. Pasquale also placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 56.93.
Lesley Martinez (14.40), Sierra Thomas (15.81), Carly Heck (16.32) and Michelle Rookstool (16.82) ran in the 100-meter dash. Lucero Ruiz (31.28) and Thomas (32.27) led the Lady Buckaroos in the 200 meters. In addition, Ruiz had a mark of 12-2.50 in the long jump.
Freshman Kinsey Albisu had a time of 2:59.74 in the 800 meters and Myia and Alesha Houston had throws of 17-7.50 and 16-4.25, respectively, in the shot put.
The 4x200 relay team was fourth in a time of 2:06.71 and the 4x100 relay was fifth at 58.40.
The Lady Bucks were fifth as a team with 40 points. Spring Creek cruised to the team championship with 305 points. Elko (96) was second and followed by White Pine (62) and Tonopah (50)
Jacob Frazier paced the Lowry boys in Elko with two runner-up finishes. He was second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.65 and the 200 meters at 23.65. Teammate Timur Krapvin was third in the 200 meters with a time of 24.00 and Jose Verra was eighth with a time of 25.36.
Dalton Irons finished second in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 17-4, while teammate Zoe Blair also had a personal-best leap of 16-10.25 to place sixth.
Five Buckaroos placed in the top nine in the pole vault. Colby Terry was second, as he cleared the bar at 9-0. Teammate Eduardo Aguilar also cleared 9-0 but was fourth, due to more misses. Jace Mentaberry and Sean Betz each cleared 8-0 and were sixth and seventh and Robert Shoencker was ninth at 6-6.
Sam Roth (2:19.68) and Hunter Albisu (2:24.33) were third and eight, respectively, in the 8009 meters. It was a personal-best time for Roth. Albisu (5:13) and Christian Olson (5:22) were fourth and fifth in the 1,600 meters. In addition, Olson placed fifth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 12:15.70 and Dylan Nee was eighth at 12:14.10. Nee, a sophomore, also had a time of 5:58.40 in the 1,600 meters.
Sophomore Jasper Glasgow was the top thrower for the Buckaroos, placing fifth in the discus with a toss of 101-5. He set a personal best in the shot put at 32.7-75. Austin nelson set a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 29-2.50.
Brandon Lee placed eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 56.93 and Krapvin was not far behind at 57.34.
The 4x200 relay took home first place with a time of 1:37.20 and the 4x100 relay (46.46) and the 4x800 relay (9:46.50) were second.
The Lowry boys were third in the team standings with 110 points. Spring Creek (189) and White Pine (127) were first and second, respectively.
Lowry is off this weekend and will split the teams up again next week. A group will travel to Fernley on Friday and another to Reno on Saturday for the Northwest Invite at McQueen High School.