THS track team sprints toward state finals
The THS track team finished up their regular season meets this past Saturday at the Lowry Invitational in Winnemucca.
“Despite the weather which did everything except sleet, we did a great job,” said assistant coach Maggie Shane.
Senior Cassy Wilson took first place in the 100 meter hurtles.
All three of the girls’ relays placed third.
Junior Jacqueline Diaz took second in the high jump. She is the reigning 3A state champion in this event. The team looks for her to do well in this event in this weekend’s league meet.
Freshman Misha Goodpaster took third in the triple jump. Freshman
Natalie Singer also scored points for the Wolverines in the high jump placing sixth.
Senior Kyle Shane placed second in the 400 and fifth in the triple jump.
Senior Andrew Van Blarigan took sixth in the mile. He is very close to qualifying for state in this event.
Sophomore Randon Nunez placed fifth in the high jump.
In the discus senior Nate Engblom took seventh.
“This meet was a chance for us to check out the competition,” said coach Shane. “Some of our runners didn’t run as fast as they could have. But that was to help us build a psychological advantage over our competitors. Now they don’t know how fast we can really run this weekend.”
This weekend’s Northern League meet will determine which runners will advance to state.
Each school is allowed to pick any three athletes that have competed in a league meet. The top five from each event will advance to state.
The Wolverines have 25 athletes competing in this weekend’s meet. A number of these athletes are expected to advance to the state finals.
“We have some kids that are definitely going to qualify. We also have some kids that have a really good shot if they run fast.”
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