Lyons, Isherwood lead way for Tigers
Douglas High’s Connor Lyons flew to a personal record to win the long jump while Ian Isherwood led a sweep of the pole vault on Saturday to provide highlights for the Tigers during their Northern Division I conference meet in Carson City.
Host-Carson edged the rival Tigers 89.5-86.5 in the boys team scoring during competition at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.
The Tigers captured eight of the top nine spots in the boys pole vault, led by the 1-2-3-4 sweep of Isherwood (14-0), Nick Abreu (13-6), Jackson Kaylor (12-6) and sophomore Logan Kyle (12-0, fourth-place tie). Kyle’s jump was one foot higher than his previous best and Kaylor tied his personal record.
Lyons, a senior, logged a mark of 21-5 to win the long jump by six inches over Carson standout Corey Reid. For Lyons, the jump was an inch-and-a-half better than the personal record he set in late April last year.
Reid, who is bound for Azusa Pacific University in the fall, led Carson, winning the 110 high hurdles (14.9), the 200 (22.20) and high jump (6-5) to go with his runner-up finish in the long jump (20-11).
Abreu also placed third (19-8) and sophomore Cade Pankey fourth (19-7) to provide key team points for the Tigers. Lyons and Pankey placed fourth and fifth respectively in the triple jump with respective marks of 39-3 and 38-0.
Sophomore Dawson Coman clocked a personal best time of 11.40 to place third in the 100-meter dash. Coman’s time of 23.80 to place fourth in the 200 was also a personal best.
Nolting took second-place in the high jump with a personal record clearance of 6-0-3/4. Carson’s Reid won the competition with a 6-5 jump that currently ranks No. 1 in Northern Nevada.
Sam Melhus won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a 44.60 effort in his first attempt at the event.
Coman and Abreu also combined with Josh Gurule and Jared Mora to take second-place in the boys 4×100 (45.20) in a close race behind Spanish Springs (44.70).
Austin Croxall won the 1,600 with a time of 4:50, while Conner Lyman and Lars Ponsness placed third and fourth with respective times of 5:05.40 and 5:05.60. Lyman also placed second in the 800 with a personal best 2:17.88.
The Douglas boys finished with first-place in the 4×400 relay as the quartet of Kaleb Morris, Nolan Greth, Pankey and Croxall ran 3:41.09. Morris and Greth placed third and fourth in the 400 with respective times of 54.20 and 54.60, both personal bests.
Griffin Frensdorff took sixth in the pole vault (11-0), Wesley Rauber seventh (10-6), Ben Nolting (10-6) and Dylan Pfaffenberger (10-0) to give Douglas eight jumpers at 10 feet or higher.