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Incline track and field | Highlanders compete at Big George Invite

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The Highlanders are scheduled to compete in the Lyon County Championships at Dayton on Saturday. The Northern Division III regional championships will take place at Fernley on May 8-9. The state championships are May 15-16 in Las Vegas.

The Incline track and field team competed in a field of more than 20 schools at the Big George Invitational at Douglas on Saturday.

Senior sprinter and hurdler Valeri Nix recorded two top-10 finishes, as she was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.67) and seventh in the 100-meter dash (14.16). She posted a time of 13.77 in the prelims of the 100.

Nix also placed second in the 200 prelims (27.62) but did not start the final.

Incline freshman Haley Carlson placed fourth in the high jump (4-08), and Kandace Dirga was 28th in the 100 prelims (15.01).

For the Incline boys, junior Ryan Eppolito fared well in all three of his events. He finished 13th in the 1,600-meter run (4:55.83), 15th in the 800 (2:18.10) and 18th in the 400 (55.64).

Matt Colby placed 11th in the prelims of the 110 hurdles (17.5).

In the field, Esten Flores recorded a 16th-place finish in the shot put (37-04) and was 37th in the discus (87-08), while Nick Colby was 63rd in the shot put (23-03.25) and 59th in the discus (50-11).

Rolland Williams placed 32nd in the long jump (16-04), Conor Devine was 42nd in the long jump (14-04.5) and 31st in the triple jump (31-07.5), and Nick Barnard was 44th in the long jump (13-02).


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