Lady Eagles win Del Oro Invitational

Host Del Oro sweeps to three of four division wins
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Service
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Del Oro’s Golden Eagle track teams stole the show at last Friday’s 45th running of the Del Oro Invitational track and field meet.

Vying against top notch competition which included several quality schools from the Reno area, the Golden Eagles swept to wins in the girls varsity, girls frosh-soph and boys frosh-soph divisions. Completing a good day, Del Oro’s boys varsity squad tied for fifth in its division.


“It was a good day for us,” said Del Oro coach Dustin Fee. “The kids stepped up and did a good job. We held a few athletes out and moved some people around but it turned out alright.  

Del Oro’s girls tallied 92.5 points to outdistance second place standing Damonte Ranch of Reno (67), Placer (58) and McQueen of Reno (51).

In the varsity boys ranks, McQueen’s 83 points led the way followed by Center (75), Reno (48, Damonte Ranch (42) and Del Oro, Kimball of Tracy and Woodcreek, all who tied for fifth with 36 points.

In the frosh-soph division, Del Oro’s boys ran away from the field by scoring 96 points to runner-up Placer’s 49 total. For the Del Oro girls, they totaled 74 points to get past Nevada Union (59) and Whitney (48).

For Del Oro’s winning varsity girls, the Lady Eagles were led by Stephanie Geyer who won the shot put with a mark of 36-4 and discus thrower Becka Inchaurrequi who was third with a mark of 101-11.

Adding more points for the Lady Eagles was Amy Heyn who doubled in the 1500 meters, where she was second in 4:52.97, and then placed third in the 800 meters in 2:23.65.

Heyn also participated in Del Oro’s 4x400 relay team which grabbed an important second place with a time of 4:07.55. Joining Heyn were Sydney Proiette, Amanda Baker and Dominique Tristant.

Other top Del Oro girls finishers included Emily Nash (47.55) and Baker (48.59) who went 2-4 in the 300 hurdles. In the 100 hurdles, Baker (16.45) placed third while Nash (16.67) was fourth.

Placer’s Lea Fong cleared 11-0 to win the girls pole vault on fewer misses compared to Del Oro’s Melissa Maneatis who was second at the same height.

Placer’s Meghan Tucker also placed first  in the girls long jump (17-3).

In the varsity boys division, Del Oro’s 4x400 relay team posted a fine time of 3:23.12 to nip second place McQueen’s time of  3:23. 80. The foursome was comprised of Johnathon Tuttle, Austin Smith, Owen Christian and Brent Giles. Tuttle ran a 48.80 relay led on the winning run.

In the boys 400, Tuttle ran under the 50 second barrier for the first time as he was fourth in a time of 49.96. Brent Giles, meanwhile, was sixth in 50.74 and Tanner Pelle was fourth in the 200 in 23.26.

In the boys discus, Placer’s James Hubbard (152-0) nipped Colfax’s Austin Perry (148-0) for first place. Perry did, however, come back and win the shot put with a mark of 51-5.5.

In the pole vault, Del Oro freshman Jacob Bowler continued his fine season as he went 13-6 to place third. Meanwhile, Del Oro hurdler James Corbett was fourth in the 110 highs in 15.63 and third in the 300s in 40.91.

Top JV marks included in the boys division a 129-7 winning effort by Placer’s Johnny Capra and Del Oro’s Tevon Rhyne who won the 200 meters in 23.66. Del Oro’s Jon Small was also second in the frosh-soph 400 meters in 52.85 while Logan Bertz was second in the 1600 meters (4:23.71) and second in the 3000 meters (9:51.12).