Pershing County track team shines at Laker Invitational

Pershing County track team shines at Laker Invitational

Pershing County track team shines at Laker Invitational

A dozen track teams and hundreds of athletes met at Pyramid Lake High School last Thursday. Pershing County sent 10 competitors. They enjoyed milder weather than the first couple of meets where the cold and wind added obstacles.

“The weather was fantastic,” said coach Matt Fuller.

The girls included Rylee Renfroe, Yasmin Acosta, Eudosia Mendoza-Madrid, Kylee Fuller and Grace Kalsem. The boys were Luis Sanchez, Brayden Wagner, Daniel Jimenez, Efrain Gonzalez and Mariano Gomez.

The team ran its first relays of the season, the 4x200, as Mendoza-Madrid, Kylee Fuller, Renfroe and Acosta beat out Yerington and Sierra Lutheran to place first with a time of 2:07.64. For the boys, Sanchez, Jimenez, Gonzalez and Gomez finished in 1:57.71, not far behind Mineral County and Yerington.

“Both teams did well and they are looking forward to running it again,” said the coach.

Besides the relays, each athlete entered multiple events.

Kylee Fuller set a personal record in the 300-meter hurdles, 56.09. She placed second, behind a Virginia City runner. Fuller is new to the event, having picked it up this season.

Acosta PR’d in the 100-meter dash (15.12) and placed fourth in the long jump (11-03.50 feet). 

“She was excited about her times and distance,” said the coach, noting that it was her first track meet.

Mendoza Madrid ran the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She PR’d in both. “Eudosia was quick and had some fast times,” said the coach.

Renfroe competed in the 100-meter hurdles, earning a season best of 15.51 seconds. “Rylee is getting stronger each week,” he added. 

Grace Kalsem aims to PR every week for the rest of the track season. She’s on a trend in the 200-meter race (43.73).

On the boy’s side, Wagner and Gomez joined in the throwing events. Wagner placed fourth in the discus (96 feet, 2 inches). 

Gonzalez and Jimenez both PR’d in the long jump. Gonzalez PR’d in the 200 meters at 29.74. 

Sanchez took part in four events – the relay, and the 100, 200 and 400 meter races. 

He placed fourth in the 400-meters (1:03.21) and PR’d in the 200s (28.79).

On Friday, the track team travels to Eleanor Lemaire Junior High School for the Battle Mountain Invitational. Let’s hope the weather holds out.