Douglas girls win McQueen team title
April 5, 2014
Scoring in 16 of 18 events, the Douglas High girls won their second team championship in as many weeks Saturday at McQueen High School’s seventh annual Northwest Invitational in Reno.
The Douglas girls scored 104 points to edge past runner-up Spring Creek (97) and host-McQueen in third-place (86). Douglas also won the girls team title on March 29 at the Fallon Elks Invitational.
Morgan Weston won the girls discus with a meet record throw of 123-8, six feet better than runner-up Taylor Forte of McQueen. The throw was also a personal record for Weston by three feet.
Olivia Abbott had a busy day as she won the triple jump (34-8), placed fourth in the 200-meter dash (27.10) and fifth in the 400 (1:01.70).
The Tigers wrapped up the team title in the final event with eight points from their second-place finish in the 4×400 relay by Madison Cote, Lindsey Adams, Amber Taylor and Lizzie Byrne (4:20.92).
Samantha Crawford placed second in the high jump with a height of 5-0 that tied her personal best. Maddie Lowe placed third in the 300-meter low hurdles (51.73) and sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.51), while Desiree Lehrke dashed to fourth-place in the 100 (13.29).
Adams placed fourth in the 400 (1:01.43). Cote placed fifth in the 1,500 meters in 5:20.8 and Rebecca Corbett eighth (5:29.3). Mizuki Oliverez placed eighth in the 3,000 (12:12.72). Savannah Haase placed fifth in the discus with a lifetime best throw of 102-8. Bailey Gansberg, Sarah Carter, Lehrke and Abbott placed third in the 4×100 relay (52.03).
The Tigers scored 14 points in the triple jump as Jessa Gansberg placed fifth (31-10-1/2) and Kylie Memro seventh (31-0, personal best) to go with Abbott’s first-place.
Douglas finished third with 84.5 points, behind McQueen (155.5) and Fallon (89).
Nick Abreu won the 100 in 11.38, placed third in the pole vault (13-0) and sixth in the long jump (19-1-1/2). He also combined with Dawson Coman, Jared Mora and Bailey Vidaurri to place second in the 4×100 (44.52).
Bailey Vidaurri placed second in the 200 (23.38). Kaleb Morris placed eighth in the 800 with a personal best time of 2:06.21.
The Tigers had success in the boys field events, highlighted by Colton Waggoner’s first-place throw of 149-10 in the discus.
Ian Isherwood placed second in the pole vault as he cleared 13-feet for the second week in a row.
Douglas turned in solid performances in the relays, including first-place in the 4×200 relay (1:34.60) by the team of Vidaurri, Brandon Harmon, Noah Magreath and Mora.
The Tigers also placed second in the 4×800 relay (8:36.89) with the quartet of Nolan Greth, Brandon Pankey, Austin Croxall and Morris. The Tigers finished three seconds behind North Tahoe, the 2013 Division 3 state champion in the event.