Despite depleted numbers, track improves at Fallon

It took a little mixing and matching, but the Douglas High School track & field team turned in an extremely successful performance last week at the Fallon Outer Relays.

The Tigers took a skeleton crew to Churchill County, depleted mostly because of Spring Break, but came away with a number of personal records.

Leading the way was the girls' 4x400 team of Alicia Sturgess, Sarah Hartley, Skylar Young and Kristina Dantin.

The team took first with a time of 4 minutes, 10 seconds, a major season best for the squad.

Hartley, Natasha Brown and Jessica Gorton all jumped more than 15 feet in the long jump and Will Sheerin improved his school record in the triple jump to 41-9. It was Hartley's first time in the long jump.

Sturgess turned in a personal best in the high jump with a leap of 5-2.

The throwers also turned in some of their season-bests as Steven Matthews, Dustin Steffey, Luke Wartgow and Jarret Garcia all topped 100 feet in the discus.

"I was very happy with them" Douglas assistant coach Joe Andrews said. "They have been working pretty hard and improving every week.

"The meet was pretty good overall. We had to put people in about three to four events, even the throwers. It was really fun to watch. A lot of people had to fill in and do some things they don't normally do. It was great and everyone had a good time."


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