Track & Field: Tigers clean up at Big George Invitational
The Douglas High track & field program enjoyed a banner day at its annual home invite, the Big George Invitational, Saturday.
Overall, Douglas won a staggering 18 events out of 36 contested on the day at the 14-school meet.
The Lady Tigers cruised to the team win, scoring 250.5 points while Carson was second at 100.5 and Galena was third at 88.5.
The boys team won with 189.5 points with Carson taking second at 127.5.
Douglas produced four multi-event champs on the day as well.
Douglas junior Marshall McKown broke his own school record and broke the Big George Sports Complex stadium record in the shot put with a throw of 50-8.75.
He also won the discus with a career-best 160-2. His throw in the discus was the best in Northern Nevada this year.
Olivia Abbott won the 400 (1:00.55) and the triple jump (33-4).
Lindsey Adams won the 1,600 (5:24.56) and the 3,200 (12:01.38) and Morgan Weston won the shot put with a throw of 32-7.75 and won the discus with a throw of 102-6.
Aspen Abbott won the 800 (2:27.63)
Olivia Abbott, Lizzy Byrne, Marissa Cowan and Bailey Gansberg teamed to win the 4×100 relay with a time of 52.88 seconds.
Byrne, Bailey Gansberg, Jessa Gansberg and Marissa Cowan won the 4×200 with a time of 1:51.79 and Madison Cote, Rebecca Corbett, Maria Munoz and Gabby Munoz was the 4×800 with a time of 10:37.45.
Lauren Babbitt won the high jump, clearing 5-0. Darby Mattinson won the long jump with a leap of 15-5.5.
On the boys’ side, Nick Abreu, Bailey Vidaurri, Michael Nolting and Cole Melhus came within a shade of the school record in the 4×100, winning the event with a time of 43.99 seconds. The school record was set last year at 43.55.
Brandon Harmon, Jared Mora, Koby Hinnant and Parker Hoshizaki won the 4×200 with a time of 1:36.90.
Tay Simms won the pole vault, clearing 11-6.
Michael Nolting won the long jump at 21-1.75.
Other top finishers for the Douglas girls included Marissa Cowan and Carrina Bell taking fourth and fifth in the 100.
Aspen Abbott and Jessa Gansbery completed a 1-2-3 sweep in the triple jump, taking second and third respectively.
Madeline Lowe finished second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300.
Maria Munoz took second in the 3,200 and sixth in the 1,600.
Jessa Gansberg and Bailey Gansberg went third and fourth in the 200.
Madison Cote was fourth in both the 800 and the 1,600. Macie Harjes finished second in the discus and fourth in the shot put.
Shawnee McFadden and Molly O’Farrell tied for third in the pole vault at 8-6.
Savannah Haase finished fourth in the discus and sixth in the shot put with a throw of 29-1.5.
Corryne Millett was fourth in the high jump, with Carrina Bell taking fifth and Darby Mattinson coming in eighth. Millett was finished third in the long jump, with Amber Taylor finishing seventh.
Sydne Huck was seventh in the 400, Kate Hill was seventh in the 3,200 and Rebecca Corbett was eighth in the 3,200.
Top competitors for the boys included Alex Macabales, Jared Mora and Koby Hinnant taking second, fifth and sixth in the 100.
Brandon Harmon, Jared Mora, Jonathan Hoyt and Alex Macabales took fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth in the 200.
Grant Dunkelman finished second in the 110 hurdles and Sam Melhus and Cameron Scholes went third and fourth in the 300.
Colton Waggoner took second in the discus with a throw of 141-0.
Michael Nolting finished second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet. Cole Melhus was fourth in the high jump, Brandon Harmon was fifth and Ben Nolting was eighth.
Joey Swisher was second in the long jump, Abreu was fourth and Passas was eighth.
Ian Isherwood was second in the pole vault while Abreu finished fourth and Ben Cochran took eighth.
Bailey Vidaurri took third in the 400, Jake Passas took fifth in the 800 and Brandon Pankey was fourth in the 3,200 and eighth in the 1,600.
Ben Cochran, Connor Holman, Jake Passas and Brandon Pankey took fourth in the 4×800.
Joey Swisher was fourth in the triple jump and Braedon Jenkins finished sixth.
Sierra Lutheran also attended the meet. Camille Cassidy was sixth in the girls 400, 13th in the girls 100.
Donovan Harrison was third in the boys 800.