Incline track and field | Nix, Carlson, Colby earn top-three finishes |

Incline track and field | Nix, Carlson, Colby earn top-three finishes

Incline freshman Haley Carlson, shown competing in a past meet, placed third in the high julmp at the Damonte Ranch Invitational.
Courtesy Marlene Borgess |

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The Highlanders are scheduled to compete in the Reed Rotary Invitational in Sparks on Saturday.

The Incline track and field team competed against a field of mostly large schools at the Third Annual Damonte Ranch Invitational in Reno on Saturday.

Both Incline squads recorded eighth-place finishes with a small group of athletes.

For the Incline girls, senior sprinter and hurdler Valeri Nix recorded top seven finishes in each of her four events. Nix finished third in the 100-meter hurdles, posting a time of 17.52 seconds. She placed fifth in both the 300 hurdles (52.40) and 200-meter dash (28.56), and was seventh in the 100 (13.59).

Incline teammate Haley Carlson, a freshman, finished third in the high jump by clearing 4-10.

Junior Matt Colby led the Incline boys with a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.97. Colby also placed sixth in the 200 (24.09) and was eighth in the 100 (11.67). Teammate Ryan Eppolito was 17th in the 400 and Michael Guymon was 23rd in the 100.

In the field events, the Highlanders’ Blake Perry finished seventh in the high jump (5-02) and 19th in the long jump, Rolland Williams placed ninth in the high jump (5-02) and 14th in the long jump, Esten Flores was 18th in shot put and 25th in discus, Conor Devine was 24th in the long jump, and Guymon 27th in discus.

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