Incline Mountain Lions win team championship |

Incline Mountain Lions win team championship

The annual Tah-Neva championships were held in Carson City on May 17, where Incline Middles School’s eighth-grade boys put together a strong performance to capture the team championship.

The Incline boys won eight of the 15 events as they cruised to the overall title with 166.5 points to Carson’s 109.5.

Dylan Cleary led the way for the Mountain Lions with a pair of individual gold medals and a first-place finish in the 4×100 meter relay as the team’s anchor.

Cleary proved to be the area’s fastest middle school athlete as he crossed the line first in the 100 meters with a time of 12.30 seconds.

Cleary went on to capture gold in the 200 meters, edging second place by .04 seconds with a time of 25.16.

Bradley Rye gave Incline a sweep of the individual sprinting events with a first-place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 59.35. Incline’s Orion Barger finished behind Rye for second place with a time of 1:00.92.

Rye also took third in the triple jump with a leap of 31 feet, 7.00 inches, and competed in both relay races for the team.

He led off the school’s first-place finish in the 4×100 meter relay team along with Brayden Snearly, Cleary and Barger.

Rye then anchored the 4×400 meter relay team to second place. Sebastian Hernandez, Daniel Mendoza and Barger ran the other relay legs.

Hernandez’s meet also included a first-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:23.58.

In the distance events Niklas Pierzke took first place in the 3,200 meters with a time of 5:30.30 and also finished second in the 1,600 meters.

Barger gave the Mountain Lions their only win in the throwing events, capturing gold in shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 2.00 inches. Christopher Vaughan was next for Incline with a second-place throw of 36 feet, 7.00 inches.

Snearly would pick up the team’s final first place, winning high jump at 5 feet, 7.00 inches.

On the girls’ side, Jasmine Arrison picked up the eighth-graders only top-five finish, taking fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 31.32.

Maddie Lampe and Rebecca Noble combined to win three events for the seventh-grade girls’ team.

Lampe took first in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 5.00 inches. She also won the 200-meter hurdles with a time of 33.65.

Noble took first place in high jump by clearing 4 feet, 6.00 inches.

The girls’ team also had a pair of second-place finishes in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters from Jimena Ellizarraraz.

As a team, the seventh-grade Incline girls finished in third place with 74 points. Alder Creek won the seventh-grade girls’ team title.

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