Tigers show progress at meet
John Munyan and Kaleb Morris ran personal record times Saturday to help lead the Douglas boys track and field team Saturday during a four-way conference meet at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno.
Munyan, a junior, won the 3,200 meters and shattered his lifetime best time in the process with a 9:56.88 effort. The junior lowered his previous best by 37 seconds and bested Reed standout Anthony Ocegueda (who earlier ran 4:29.40 to win the 1,600) in the race for first-place. Munyan’s time currently ranks as the third fastest among Nevada preps so far this season and No. 1 in the North, according to Athletic.net statistics.
Morris, a senior, placed second in a closely contested duel in the 800 in a personal record 2:01.99, just a step behind Reed’s Andrew Dobrowski, who ran a personal best 2:01.63.
Douglas finished fourth in the boys team scoring with 33.5 points, one-half point behind third-place Galena. Reed won the meet with 143.5 points, while Manogue took second (63).
Koby Hinnant and Dawson Coman both ran well in the 200 with identical 23.46 clockings to place second and third respectively. Coman also placed fifth in the 100 (11.58).
Logan Kyle placed fourth in a talent-laden pole vault field in which Reed swept the top three spots. Bailey Aiello won with a jump of 14-9 that now ranks No. 1 statewide. Troy Gingerich took second at 14-0 (his best of 15-3 was set indoors earlier this year) and state meet veteran Dallas Moss placed third at 13-0.
Jake Evans also placed fifth in the 400 in a personal record time of 55.11. The senior also clocked a lifetime best 26.33 in the 200.
Cade Pankey placed third in the triple jump (38-10), Logan Smith sixth in the discus (110-4) and Tahoma Smokey seventh in the shot put (37-7).
Freshman Anthony Biasotti cracked the 100-foot barrier in the discus as he placed 10th (103-3), a 22-foot improvement from one week before).
The Tigers are scheduled to compete Saturday at the 44th annual Fallon Elks Invitational.