Incline track | Highlanders set personal-bests at Dayton Invitational
Every member of the Incline track and field team set a new seasonal personal record competing against all divisions of schools at the Dayton Invitational this past Saturday.
Incline’s girls finished fifth out of 10 teams and second among Division III schools, trailing only Yerington. Elko’s girls won the meet with a high score of 174.5 and were followed by Yerington with 137.9, Fernley (85.5), Dayton (82.08) and Incline (60.38).
The Incline boys finished 10th out of 12 schools.
The Incline girls 4×200 relay team of Kandace Dirga, Zaira Guzman, Mia Harbaugh and Valeri Nix claimed victory, recording a time of 1:57.36 to runner-up Elko’s 1:57.80.
In the 4×100 relay, Guzman, Harbaugh, Dirga and Arantza Alcantara finished third with a time of 55.81.
Individually, Nix placed third in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 27.90. The junior sprinter also placed third in the 100 hurdles, in 17.51, and was fourth in the 300 hurdles, in 53.46.
Harbaugh, a senior, finished second in the long jump with a leap of 13-10 and was fourth in the triple jump at 28-02.
Sophomore Kira Porter was second in the triple jump, at 30-04.5 and fifth in the long jump, at 13-04.
Sami Lampe heaved the shot put 23-08, which was good enough for 10th place, while Taylor Cook was ninth in the 400 (1:14.64) and Dirga was eighth in the 200 (29.76) and ninth in the 100 (14.23).
Senior Orin Porter led the Incline boys, as he won the triple jump with a leap of 38-09.5. Porter was 10th in the long jump, at 17-08.75.
Will Cory, a junior, finished fifth in the 400, posting a time of 55.94, and was 10th in the 100 with a time of 121.57. Teammate Matt Colby was ninth in the 100 with a time of 11.53.