Lady Tigers secure first place at El Do Invitational

Friday, April 14, 2017
Nevada High’s Kayden Ast shows off his skills in the long jump.
Photo by Matt Resnick/Daily Mail

The Nevada High School boys’ and girls’ track-and-field teams fared well at Tuesday’s El Dorado Springs Invitational, as the Lady Tigers placed first out of 21 teams with 132 points, while Warsaw finished a distant second with 72. The Tiger slotted into seventh-place in the 21-team boys’ field.

“Our teams have really been performing well,” said Nevada head track-and-field coach Kirk Miller. “Our times and distances are improving each meet. It is exciting to see so many Nevada athletes participating and cheering for one another.”

Miller continued: “We hope to continue to improve and have a strong showing going into the second phase of our season. We have several athletes that are participating in multiple events, which allows us to finish strong at each meet in the team standings. One of our focuses this year has been the concept of the ‘team aspect’ of track-and-field, and it is really starting to show with the attitude and efforts of the Nevada athletes.”

NHS girls’ top results

• Zoie Farmer, first-place, 400-meter dash; Calli Beshore, second-place, 1600 and 800-meter run; Stacey Pennington, second-place, 300-meter hurdles; Patience Lockhart, second-place, 3200-meter run; Megan Hold, second-place, triple jump; Morgan Smith, second-place, pole vault; Farmer, third-place, 200-meter dash; Hold, third-place, long jump; Kaeth Zachary, third-place, triple jump.

–– Relays ––

• 4x400 meter relay: Zoie Farmer, Sydney Ernsbarger, Calli Beshore, and Kaeth Zachary, first-place; 4x800 meter relay: Virginia Haverstic, Amara Pippin, Calli Beshore, and Patience Lockhart, second-place; 4x100meter relay: Hailee Richter, Teagan Charles, Megan Hold, and Kaeth Zachary, second-place.

NHS boys’ top results

• 4x200 meter relay: Blake Majors, Brandon Kaemmerling, Colin Witte, Shelby Trotter, second-place; 4x100 meter relay: Blake Majors, Kayden Ast, Brandon Kaemmerling, and Colin Witte, second-place; Kayden Ast, third-place, triple jump.

Up next

The Tigers track-and-field team was back in action on Friday at the 28th Annual Jock’s Nitch-Pittsburg State University Gorilla Relays held at Prentice Gudgen Track and Carnie Smith Stadium on the campus of PSU. The event featured 37 schools.

Check a future edition for results from the PSU Relays

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