LHS track and field team travels Reno, Dayton

The Lowry High School track and field team opened its season this past Friday, breaking up its teams to McQueen and Dayton.

The Buckaroo underclassmen traveled to Reno and McQueen High School on Friday for the High Desert Frosh/Soph. Invite.

Freshman Ava Swensen won the 3,200 meters by nearly a minute over teammate Alyla Thomas. Swensen stopped the watch at 14 minutes, 13.51 seconds and Thomas was at 15:07.16. Swensen placed third in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:25.25 and Thomas finished fifth at 6:29.88.

Sophomore Kayla Egusquiza finished third in the discus with a toss of 70-3, with teammates Violet Amato (64-9) and Hailee Gibson (64-4) seventh and eighth, respectfully. 

Gibson led the Lowry throwers in the shot put, with a throw of 24-5 to place fifth and Egusquiza (22-1) and Kiara Morris (22-1) were seventh and eighth.

Freshmen Amya Betes and Madison VanLeiw each cleared 4-2 in the high jump to finish fifth and sixth, while fellow freshman Naomi Miller was 10th with a mark of 4-0.

On the boys side, sophomore Jonathan Moser was the runner-up in the discus with a toss of 98-6 and he was fourth in the shot put at 37-0, a personal best.

 Moser added a 10th-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 25.10 second. Freshman teammate, 

Trent McKellip finished sixth in the discus at 88-9.50.

Jaron Berezay finished 10th in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.85 and 12th in the triple jump and Jayden Howard placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 31-11.

Dust Devil Invite

In Dayton, senior Nomar Aguirre swept the throwing events, winning the shot put at 50-4 and the discus (139-3.5). Sophomore Brent Kenison one upped its teammate and won three vents on the day. 

Kenison set a personal best in the high jump with a leap of 6-2, as well as the long jump at 19-9.5. He won the pole vault, clearing 12-6.

Shane Gilliland placed fourth in the pole vault (11-0), followed by teammates Ira Wadsworth (9-6) and Travanti Weatherspoon (7-6).

Conner Nelson finished sixth in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 36-5.75 and Timothy Patchen and Luke Fentress finished eighth and ninth in the long jump.

On the girls side, sophomore Kiana Head led a 1-2 finish in the triple jump, winning with a personal best of 31-5. 

Kylee Wilkinson was second at 28-6. Head led the way in the high jump at 5-0 and Vanessa Lott and Tariana Weatherspoon each cleared 4-4 to place seventh and 10th.

Ashlyn Bottoms placed second in the pole vault at 7-0 and Head was third at 7-0 as well. Caryn Sanchez finished second in the discus with a throw of 84-1. 

Lowry travels to Fallon Saturday for the Fallon Elks Invitational.