Douglas track team keeps rolling along
The Douglas High School track and field team kept rolling along Saturday at the Fallon Invitational.
The Tigers had four athletes set new personal bests and two athletes tie their previous bests.
Douglas was led by its best high jumpers, Ryan Bertucci, who cleared 6 feet, 4 inches to take second in the boys event, and Alicia Sturgess, who cleared 5 feet to take second in the girls.
Freshman Kyle Heidt cleared 5-6 in the boys high jump as well, good enough for eighth place.
Sophomore Tyler Tinstman ran the 100 in the 11.68 seconds to take sixth place. He teamed with Julius Bailey, Zack Johnson and Iani Dunbar to take fifth in the 4×100 relay with a time of 43.35.
Johnson took fifth in the triple jump, registering 39-9.
Datin Whatcott recorded a 44-2 in the boys shot put to take fifth place with his new personal best.
On the girls’ side, Harmony Bennington took fourth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.7 seconds.
Sarah Rowe took fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:38 and Whitney Lindsey ran the two-mile in 12:42, good enough for fourth.
The event had 31 teams participating, which was an encouraging sign for coach Rick Brown.
“This was just another step toward our goal of peaking at the league meet at the team continues to improve,” Brown said. “The next five weeks are crucial to staying healthy and focused on the goal.
Douglas travels to the Reed/Rotary Invitational Friday and Saturday in Sparks.