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North Tahoe track and field: Lakers competitive at Colfax Invitational

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Kyla Pierce competes in the high jump in Colfax. Pierce placed sixth, clearing the bar at 4 feet, 8 inches.
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The Lakers are scheduled to compete in the Thunder Invitational in Rocklin this Saturday.

A large contingent of North Tahoe track and field athletes represented their school well at the Colfax Invitational this past Friday.

No one fared better than senior thrower Jordan Briggs, who won both the shot put and the discus. She heaved the shot put 34 feet, 3.75 inches, which topped a field of 45 throwers. She launched the discus 104 feet, 5.5 inches, which was the farthest among 39 competitors.

Senior distance specialist Cam Goldstone competed in three events, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 3,200-meter run with a personal-record time of 10:25.67. He placed sixth in the 800 (2:17.25) and eighth in the 1,600 (4:56.68).

Another distance runner, freshman Elan Lindsey, raced to a third-place finish in the varsity girls 3,200, crossing the line in 13:00.25. She also was 23rd in the 800 (2:58.12) and 21st in the 1,600 (6:24.74).

Among other top-10 finishes, Max Burkhart finished fourth in the 400 (53.71) — he was 13th in the long jump (17-06) — and Allison Wright placed seventh in the 100 (13.8) and sixth in the 200 (28.8).

The 4 x 400 relay team of Joe Pierce, Jackson Shaw, Riley Hacker and Burkhart recorded a seventh-place finish (4:01.83), while Kyla Pierce was sixth in the high jump (4-08), sixth in the long jump (13-05.5) and sixth in the triple jump (28-04.75). Maddie Cleeland placed ninth in the 300 hurdles (56.22) and 13th in the 100 hurdles (19.87).

Nathan Lutz showed his speed with a 12th-place finish in the 100 (12.28) and 14th-place finish in the 200 (25.16).

Also competing for the North Tahoe boys, Tobin Johnson finished 17th in the 800 (2:23.76) and 25th in the 1,600 (5:24.38), Shaw was 21st in the 800 (2:26.80) and 30th in the 1,600 (5:32.76), and Ryan Heisinger was 18th in the 3,200 (11:46.83).

Jacob Buhler placed 20th in the shot put (35-08) and 34th in the discus (86-01), Nick Joslin was 33rd in the shot put (31-08) and 14th in the discus (107-04.5), and Brett Hurt was 21st in the long jump (16-09).

For the girls, Kaya Williams placed seventh in the 3,200 (13:30.11) and 17th in both the 800 (2:52.26) and 1,600 (6:17.29). Alaina Hill was 18th in the 400 (1:10.51) and 16th in the 800 (2:51.37), Valencia Covell was 27th in the 100 (14.65) and 26th in the 200 (30.36), and Jacs Mellor was 33rd in the 800 (3:11.72). Kayla Olson was 26th in the shot put (23-11).