Winter weather that has blanketed much of the Incline track since the end of Winter Sports could hold back the Highlanders.
The young team cleared snow from one lane and secured an area for sprints and throws to start practice and continued at the NightHawk Opener at Silver Stage on Saturday.
Half of the team was missing for this event due to other unforeseen circumstances. Junior co-captain DJ Littleton who did not compete last year competed in three events yesterday. Littleton took first and second respectively in the long jump and triple jump where he is a favorite to compete for a NIAA state title in May. Entering for the first time in high jump proved entertaining to the crowd as he tied for 6th.
Freshman came out to push senior captain Esten Flores who was second in shot put for the NIAA state title last season. The throwing group consist of Jack Reber, Sheridan Sutton, and Christopher Vaughn along with Esten Flores who finished first in shot at 40-00.50.
Highlander quarterback Dylan Cleary took 2nd in the 200m sprint behind Pershing County senior Zile. Cleary recently this past summer competed in Kansas City for the USATF Junior National Olympics. Freshman Max Rock scored the final 2-points in with a fourth place finish in the 800-meter run.
Overall this is exciting to see the Highlanders score so well with half a team and early season. Incline will travel weather permitting to the Yerington Relay on Saturday March 17th beginning at 9am.