Smith leads Douglas |

Smith leads Douglas

Staff Reports
Maya Smith takes the baton from Kyla Hinnant in a 2nd place effort for the girl's 4x400-meter relay team Saturday at Manogue.
Brad Coman |

Maya Smith certainly has started her freshman season out on the right foot for the Douglas High girls track and field team.

Smith turned in a strong individual double on Saturday, including a first-place run in the 800 meters for the Tigers during a four-way Northern Division I conference meet hosted by Bishop Manogue in Reno.

Douglas finished fourth in the girls team scoring with 46 points. Reed won the meet with 104 points, ahead of Bishop Manogue (63) and Galena (57).

In the 800, Smith outleaned Bishop Manogue’s Rosie Linkus at the wire to win the race in a personal record time of 2:31.54. Smith also placed fifth in the 200 (28.66) and combined with Madison Cote, Lizzie Byrne and Kyla Hinnant to place second in the 4×400 relay (4:21.17).

Senior Sabrina Lehrke placed third in the long jump with a personal best mark of 15-0 that marked an improvement of nearly seven inches.

“Sabrina had another great day in the long jump,” Douglas coach Kim Tretton noted. “She keeps getting better and better.”

Macie Harjes and Kindra Ruckman placed third and fourth in the discus with respective marks of 96-0 and 92-9 (personal best). Harjes also placed third in the shot put (29-1).

Bailey Gansberg and freshman Macey Weston placed second and third in the 400 with respective times of 1:07.06 and 1:08.11, while Bailey Wood took fourth (1:08.25) and Desiree Lehrke fifth (1:09.25).

Junior Hanna Grisell placed third in the high jump (4-6) and freshman Emily Hillman took fifth in the triple jump (29-6). Sophomore Leslee Alaniz placed fourth in the 1,600 with a personal best 6:11.79.