Gibson sparkles for Sierra Lutheran girls
Aleyna Gibson qualified in three events at the Northern 1A prelims held Saturday at Churchill County High School in Fallon.
Gibson qualified first in the 400 (1:02.57), was second in the 200 (27.39) and third in the 100 (13.31) during competition at the Ed Arciniega Athletic Complex.
Freshman Rosalie Antonucci advanced in the 100 (eighth, 14.75) and eighth in the 200 (31.17). Melissa Steele qualified eighth in the 400 with a personal record of 73.53. Grace Bonafede was third in the long jump with a season-best of 14-0 3/4.
As expected, the Falcons qualified four 800 runners to next week’s finals in Carson City. Sophomore Taylor Davison led all qualifiers with a season best of 2:37.95. Elaina Marchegger was second with a season-best of 2:39.43, Emily McNeely was fourth with a 2:40.78 and Clare Davison was seventh with a 2:45.54.
On the boys side, Grant Goins won the 200 with a personal record 23.63 and he finished fifth in the 100 at 11.57.
Jared Marchegger led qualifiers in the 1,600 in 4:55.37. He was fifth in the 800 with a 2:14.38. Ricky McNeely was second in the 1600 (4:55.99) and third in the 800 with a personal best 2:10.16.
In the field events, Peyton Hedwall led the shot put qualifiers at 42-4 1/4 and was second in the discus at 110-9. Jeremy Hellwinkel won the discus with a personal best 112-6 and was second in the shot at 33-10.
Blake Ranalla was third in the long jump at 18-6.