“Highjumpers lead the way”
The Incline Highlanders having come face to face with winter in spring have persevered to send all four lady jumpers in final round at Elks Invitational at Churchill County Highschool. After winter storms cancelled meets and forced the team to practice inside the cool weather was a welcome reprieve.
Senior Haley Carlson cleared 4’8″ behind sophomore Samantha Giangreco’s & Jada Moore’s 4’10”. Giangreco appeared to have cleared her first attempt at 5’0″ as the cross bar fell. Millie Jenkins tied a school record Saturday with her first attempt at 5’0″ she missed the next height at 5’2″ along with fellow competitors from Lowry High it came down to overall attempts where Jenkins finished 2nd overall in the high jump at the large meet Invitational.
Jumps Coach Dave Snearly was impressed how the competitive desire came out after clearing the opening height. This confidence boost should fuel the girls to believe in themselves.
Giangreco’s season throw of 79′ in discus was not recorded as the meet had a minimum 80′ throw. She will look to improve at the Reed Rotary Invite this weekend.
The team placed 16th out of 23 scoring teams on the day. Confusion took over at the girls 4 x 100 relay with lane mistakes however the time of 56.4 is just one second off last seasons best time. Coach Reymer has stated we have not begun working on speed endurance with limited time on a snow covered track. We will look to remove the recent remnants of the storm this week and hope the Sun will assist in melting.
On the boys side the freshman throwers keep improving with greater distances in the throw. Two athletes stood out by stepping into relay positions for sick and injured athletes in the 4x 200 Noah Cleary stepped in and assisted with a time of 1:41.9 edging out fellow 2A Battle Mountain.
Niklas Pietzke competed in the 3200m for the first time this season and finished 11:09.21
Ending the day saw 4 x 400 Dillon Jenkins come in at anchor after running the 800 to assist teammates Dylan Cleary, Sebastian Hernandez, and Brad Rye post a time of 3:58.49.
Next week the pole vaulters will look to compete the first time this season!
The young team will compete this weekend in the frosh/soph category before heading to California the following week.