Fisher captures third in 400 at conference meet
Here is a breakdown on some Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
TRACK AND FIELD
DUSTY FISHER — Boise State University, 2013 Douglas High School graduate: Fisher set a personal record in the 400 meters with a 47.14 effort to capture third-place Saturday at the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Fisher blazed through his opening 200 meters in 21.99 as he lowered his previous personal best by a full second set one day before in the prelims. His time also ranks No. 3 on the school’s all-time indoor list (47.03 school record). Later on Saturday, the sophomore placed sixth in the 200 (21.54) and then ran for Boise State’s fifth-place 4×400 relay team (3:16.71).
COLTON WAGGONER — Yuba College (Yuba City, Calif.), 2014 Douglas graduate: Waggoner is undefeated in the discus and hammer throw after two meets. Waggoner was a double winner Saturday at the Yuba College Invitational, where he hurled the discus a school record 167-feet, 2-inches for first-place and also won the hammer. One week before at the Golden Valley Conference Pre-Meet, Waggoner logged a school record throw of 163-4 in the hammer throw and also won the discus.
ASPEN ABBOTT — Southern Oregon University, 2013 Douglas graduate: Abbott and the Southern Oregon University women’s distance medley relay team earned a trip to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships this week in Johnson City, Tenn., with a strong performance on Feb. 12 at the Washington Husky Classic in Seattle. Abbott combined with Kayle Blackmore, Jessie Rozario and Jessa completed the 4,000-meter race in 12 minutes 15.92 seconds – giving them an automatic berth to the NAIA indoor nationals (the ‘A’ standard was 12:33). The Raiders were 10th of 15 teams overall in the women’s distance medley.
OLIVIA ABBOTT — Chico State, 2015 Douglas graduate: The freshman made her debut for the Wildcats with a ninth-place finish outdoors Friday during the 31st annual Chico Multi-Event Classic. Abbott finished strong on Friday when she logged a personal record throw of 86-3 in the javelin, followed by a 15-10-1/4 effort in the long jump and then finished her meet with a run of 2:25.4 for third-place in the 800 meters. On Thursday, she scored well in the 200 with a time of 26.83 (726 points) and 100-meter hurdles with a 16.48 (657 points), to go with her 4-6 clearance in the high jump and 24-5 in the shot put.
LINDSEY ADAMS — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Adams ran a leg for the Wolf Pack’s eighth-place team in the women’s distance medley relay that ran 11:49.14 on Feb. 25 at the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships.
JAMES HERRICK — Sacramento State, 2014 Douglas graduate: Herrick scored three points and blocked one shot for the Hornets Saturday in their 97-71 loss against North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. The Hornets are scheduled to open in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Tuesday at Lawlor Events Center in Reno.
LEONNA MORTIMER — Lassen College (Susanville, Calif.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Mortimer pitched 6.2 innings of five-hit ball on Saturday to earn credit for a 7-5 victory in the second game of a double header at Modesto. Mortimer allowed six walks and four earned runs, and helped her own cause by hitting 1-for-3 with one run scored. Earlier in the day, Mortimer hit 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored as Lassen defeated Modesto, 9-1.
SHAELIN MOREFIELD — Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2014 Douglas graduate: Morefield finished her sophomore season with an 11th-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at the Mountain Pacific Conference Championships on Feb. 17-20 in Monterey Park, Calif. During the last two seasons, she has set the Mustangs’ fastest times in the 400 individual medley (4:27.99) and second fastest in the 200 butterfly (2:02.40, a short course national qualifying time). Morefield is majoring in architecture at Cal Poly.
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