Tigers finish first in five-way meet
Jayson Scheetz and Gabe Hatchett led the Douglas boys to a first-place finish in a five-way meet at Hug High Saturday.
Both Tigers scored in each of the four events he entered.
Douglas won the meet with 97 points. McQueen was second with 90, Hug was third at 80, Lowry finished fourth with 53.5 and South Tahoe took fifth with 51.5 points.
Jenny Smokey won her second-consecutive 1,600-meter race – defeating McQueen rival Laura Shackelton in the process. Smokey clocked a personal-best 5:36 to win the mile and helped two DHS relay teams finish first as the Douglas girls came in second in the team standings.
McQueen won the girls’ title with 131 points. Douglas finished with 95, followed by Lowry (58), Hug (57) and South Tahoe (30).
Christina Morgan won the discus with a toss of 101, 734 inches. She also took third place in the shot put.
Mona Williams won the 100 meters. She helped Douglas finish second in the 4-by-100 relay (along with Kit Cressaty, Nicole Colquhoun and Julie Sawyer) and third in the 4-by-200 (along with Marissa Gioglio, Kristen Garzapena and Sawyer).
Scheetz finished first in the 400 meters and was third in the 200-meter race.
Jon Paul Palmer, Jason Gurzi, Matt Parra and Scheetz gave Douglas the victory in the 4-by-200 relay.
Scheetz also ran on the DHS 4-by-400 relay team that took third place. Josh Nussbaum, Jared Kenison and Parra ran the first three legs of that race.
Hatchett was first in the 300 hurdles, and finished second in the 110 hurdles, 200 meters and the high jump to earn 26 of Douglas’ 97 points.
Other first-place finishers for the Douglas boys included Chris Chappell in the pole vault and Roland Haas in the triple jump.
Jesse Riley finished second in the long jump. Teammate Josh Himmelrick was close behind in third place.
Smokey teamed with Jaime McCreary, Rebecca Pope and Annie Gastelum to win the 4-by-400 relay.
Smokey, Gastelum, Pope and Kathleen McSweeney won the 4-by-800 relay by nearly one minute over McQueen.
Pope filled in for senior Kelly Mogab, who has been experiencing pain in her knees and didn’t train all last week.
“Rebecca has been working hard and she earned her way into those races,” DHS assistant coach Ethan Petite said. “She’s really stepped up when we needed her to, which is nice.”
Pope also finished second in the 800 meters.
McSweeney took second in the 3,200 meters and McCreary was second in the 300 hurdles.