Track & Field: Tigers qualify 31 at regional trials

The Douglas High track & field team qualified for 31 spots at the Northern 4A Regional Championships at the regional trials over the weekend and saw a couple school records fall in the process.

Jessica Waggoner qualified first in the discus with a throw of 129-11 at Damonte Ranch Saturday, besting Connie Estabrook's mark of 128-4 from 1981.

She also qualified fourth in the shot put (36-2).

Senior Sarah Hartley broke the school record in the 400 with a time of 59.53, topping Skylar Young's 59.58 from 2006.

Hartley also qualified seventh in the 200 at 26.85.

Jessica Gorton qualified third in the long jump with a leap of 16-07, fourh in the 100 hurdles with a 16.81.

Nicole Mehrer qualified second in the triple jump at 34-10 while Hartley (33-8) and Gorton (33-5.5) each gained spots at regionals in the same event.

The 4x400 team of Hartley, Mehrer, Bridgett Maestretti and Susie White qualified third at 4:12.32.

Kyra Barth qualified sixth in the high jump with a leap of 4-10.

The 4x200 team of Cami Arend, Barth, Liz Nickles and Natasha Brown qualified eighth at 1:54.23.

Taylor Biaggi qualified 10th in the 1,600 with a time of 5:42.7.

On the boys' side, Derrick Jenkins qualified second in the 80 with a time of 1:59.5 while Brad Boyd qualfied ninth at 2:01.9.

Jordan Cruz qualfied fifth in the 100 with a time of 11.42 and sixth in the 200 at 22.79.

Jake O'Farrell was right on Cruz' heels, running a 22.82 to qualify seventh.

The 4x100 team of Cruz, O'Farrell, Baron Santiago and Sean Derbyshire qualified sixth at 45.15 while the 4x200 team of O'Farrell, Cruz, Johnny Pollack and James Leonard qualified seventh at 1:33.40.

The 4x400 team of Brad Boyd, Curtis Hartzell, Jenkins and Leonard qualified sixth at 3:30.42.

Luke Wartgow qualified seventh in the discus at 141-07.

In the 400, Hartzell qualified eighth at 51.40.

Seth White just barely missed the cut in the 1,600, running a 4:45.9.


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