Incline track and field: Eppolito, Perry, Carlson top 10 at Big George
Incline track and field athletes endured chilly conditions at the Big George Invitational at Douglas High School in Minden this past Saturday.
Ryan Eppolito, Blake Perry and Haley Carlson led the Highlanders with top-10 finishes against schools from every NIAA division.
Eppolito raced to a seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:03.93, and also placed 11th in the 1,600 (4:53.43). Carlson tied for fifth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4 feet, 8 inches, while Perry tied for eighth in the high jump (5-06) and finished 25th in the long jump (16-11).
For the Incline boys, Esten Flores placed 29th in the shot put (35-10.50) and 32nd in the discus (95-11), Conor Nix was 35th in the triple jump (33-03.50), Edward Parkhill was 32nd in the 800 (2:21.85), Nick Barnard was 51st in the 200 prelims (26.30) and 34th in the 300 hurdles (54.34), Noah Cleary was 56th in the 200 prelims (26.77) and 38th in 400 (1:02.23), and Matt Colby was eighth in the 100-meter prelims (11.69).
Competing for the Incline girls, Raquel Oliver (14.56) and Belle Johnson (14.79) finished 23rd and 27th, respectively, in the 100 prelims, and Kandace Dirga was 33rd in the 200 prelims (30.47) and Madelyn Pecorino was 50th (32.68).
Ellyse Kirkland placed 18th in the 300 hurdles (58.95), Anne Schrage was 32nd in the 800 (2:55.10) and 30th in the 1,600 (6:25.27), and Mia Bibolet was 28th in the 300 hurdles (1:08.01). In the field, Haeden Suter was 47th in the shot put (19-05), and Madelein Saxe was 50th in the shot put (18-00.50) and 47th in the discus (53-10).