ELKO – The Elko League Meet was an abbreviated version to start the season – ground conditions away from the track forcing a cancelation of field events – runners taking center stage.
Several athletes notched multiple victories in their respective events.
Elko sprinters took top honors in the 100 and 200 meters, senior Joe Telleria winning both races for the boys and junior Phoebe Fagoaga winning each of the girls races.
Telleria posted a time of 11.75 seconds in the 100 meters and crossed the line in 24.09 seconds in the 200 meters.
Fagoaga ran a 13.21 in the 100 meters, finishing the 200 with a time of 27.59 seconds.
Spring Creek junior Rylie Lusk asserted her dominance in the 800 and 1600 meters, winning the half-mile with a time of 2:42.1 and rounding out the mile in 5:55.9.
The Elko hurdlers had lots of success, senior Jeremiah Harris topping the 100-meter and 300-meter events and senior Sariah Pulley winning each race for the girls.
Harris set a personal record with a time of 17.77 seconds in the 100 hurdles, closing with a time of 45.21 in the 300 hurdles.
Pulley set the pace in the girls 100 hurdles in 18.47 seconds, opening a lead of more than two seconds in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.37 seconds.
In the 400 meters, Elko senior TJ Stevens’ time of 56.05 seconds led the way – Wells senior Amanda Murphy winning the girls race by two seconds with a time of 1:06.6.
Spring Creek junior Noah Mahlke bested the boys in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.6, and Elko junior Alex Klekas took the 1600-meter title in 4:45.9.
Junior George Skivington set a personal record for the two-mile victory, the Spartan winning the 3200 meters with a time of 10:40.3.
Senior Larissa Mauer gave Spring Creek a clean sweep in the 3200, winning the girls run with a time of 13-minutes flat.
The Spartans took the victory in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 46.46 seconds, adding another win with a time of 1:38.4 in the 4x200.
Elko won both mid-distance relays, the Indians topping the 4x400 field with a time of 3:51.5 and clocking an 8:47.5 in the 4x800.
The Lady Indians won the 4x100 relay in 55.62 seconds, claiming the 4x800 win with a time of 11:03.
Spring Creek won the 4x200 with a time of 2:04.2.
Spring Creek junior Chris DeAngelo placed second with a time of 11.96 seconds for a PR, and senior teammate Mason Dixon’s time of 12.06 finished third.
A pair of Spring Creek sophomores ranked second and third, Cade Carson closing with a personal-record time of 24.5 seconds and Kyle Walthers finishing in 24.53.
Walthers took second place in the 400 with a time of 56.52 seconds, followed in third by Jackpot senior Ricky Miramontes’ personal record of 56.84 seconds.
Elko junior Peter Neff set a PR in 2:17.1 for second place, followed in third by another personal record of 2:17.7 by Spring Creek junior Logan Allen.
Senior William Fallini-Haas finished second for the Spartans in 4:47.4, and Elko junior Andres Salas crossed with a time of 5:02.5 for third place.
Salas finished second in the 3200 with a time of 10:59.6, and third place went to Elko sophomore Duncan Monroe with a time of 11:17.
Junior Joe Simpkins followed Harris’ lead with a time of 18.78 seconds for second place and a personal record, third going to Spring Creek senior Ryan Mitchell on a personal-record time of 18.98 seconds.
Simpkins also finished second in the 300 hurdles – setting another PR of 46.72 seconds – and a PR by Spring Creek junior Jacob Fisher was good enough for third place in 48.9 seconds.
Spring Creek sophomore Jessica Dorohov ran well for the Lady Spartans, clocking a 13.4 for second place, and Murphy finished with a time of 13.58 seconds and third place for the Lady Leopards.
Dorohov also took second place in the 200 with a time of 27.88 seconds, followed in third by Elko freshman Lillian MacNevin’s time of 28.56.
Spring Creek junior Lindsey Morrill’s time of 1:08.6 finished in second place, sophomore teammate Angelica Cortez’s mark of 1:11.3 ranking third.
Freshman Kendra Lusk was hot on the heels of her older sister – placing second with a time of 2:42.3 – freshman Emma Campbell finishing third for the Lady Spartans in 2:46.3.
Kendra Lusk also ranked second in the one-mile, closing with a time of 5:56.8.
Elko junior Savanna Carr placed third in 5:58.4.
Senior Raini Jonson took second place for the Lady Indians in 13:04.4, and junior Mikkala Perchetti finished third for the Lady Spartans with a time of 13:52.7.
Spring Creek junior Mary Millican and Elko junior Mackie Griggs tied for second and third place in the 100 hurdles, each crossing the line in 18.73 seconds.
Griggs won second outright in the 300 hurdles with a time of 54.4 seconds, Millican ranking third in 54.56 seconds.
The teams and athletes – weather permitting – will be back in action during the Spring Creek League Meet, field events expected to start at 9:30 a.m. and track events beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Spring Creek High School.