The Reed boys track team took fifth in the DI state track meet at Carson on Saturday.
The Raiders (56 points) were second among all DI North teams, seven points behind fourth-place McQueen. Silverado (78) won the team title in front of Centennial (68) and Liberty (65). Spanish Springs did not have an athlete qualify for the meet.
Junior Anthony Ocegueada finished second in the two mile with a time of 9:42.38 – just 3.5 seconds behind McQueen’s Henry Weisberg. Ocegueda took fifth in the mile (4:33.03).
The Raiders 4×100 meter relay (Jorden Carter, Eric Espiritu, Bobby Widmar and Tayjion Campbell) was also a runner up (42.60). McQueen edged Reed by four tenths of a second for the state title.
Sophomore Grant Cotter took third in the 100m hurdles in 15.40 seconds.
The pole vaulters that swept the top of the podium in the regional meet at Carson last week finished 4, 5, 7 at state. Troy Gingerich cleared 14-06 to take fourth, just three inches under Liberty’s Devon Ecklund. Baily Aiello was fifth and Dallas Moss was seventh.
Espiritu finished fifth in the 100m (11.22). Widmar was nine hundredths of a second slower than Espiritu to take sixth.
Widmar also qualified in the 200m, taking fifth (22.68).
Jorge Moreno ran the 300m hurdles in 41.52 seconds to finish sixth. He also competed in the triple jump, taking seventh with a distance of 42-06.75.
Campbell cleared 21-00.25 in the long jump which was good for seventh.
Robert Ferrel surprised even coach Dale Moss by winning the DI North title last weekend. He cleared 5-08.00 on Saturday to finish ninth.
Van Patten wins 300m hurdles state title, Sparks finishes third
The Sparks boys finished third at last weekend’s DI-A regional meet. They finished third again at Saturday’s DI-A state meet at Carson.
The Railroaders scored 45 teams points. Desert Pines won the team state title with 85 points, seven points clear of Elko.
Nick Van Patten won the state title in the 300m hurdles with a time of 39.20 seconds. He also took fourth in the 110m hurdles (13.57) and 5th in the 200m (23.44).
Genaro Vazquez was the state runner up in the 800m (1:56.90) and finished fourth in the 400m (50.94).
Ataloanui Tuikolongohau threw the discus 149-10 to take fifth.