Both county track teams competed at the Ron Ressler Invitational in Boulder City last Friday.
The Lincoln County High School boys team placed an impressive fourth out of 25 teams, which included 21 larger Division 1 or 1-A schools.
“I was super happy with how well our boys did at the Boulder City meet,” coach Lacie Pearson said. “I am very proud of them, because I see how hard they work at practice, and I see their strong desire to do well. It gives us great unity as a team.”
The LCHS girls team has fewer members, but also had a strong showing at the meet.
“Our girls would place higher overall if we had the numbers, because they work very hard as well,” Pearson said.
For both the boys and girls, new career personal records were achieved in the 100 meters by Shantel Lister, Amy Thomas, Noah Smith and Benson Wadsworth; in the 200 meters by Noah Smith; in the 3200 meters by Carlin Christensen; in the 110 meter hurdles by Noah Smith, in the shot put by Dani Lister; and in the discus by Jacques Wadsworth.
Pearson said Tyler Frehner (110 meter hurdles), Landen Smith (300 meter hurdles), Dylan Frehner (discus), and Sam Anderson (long jump) are leading the Division III South.
In their division, the Lynx were joined by Andre Agassi and Calvary Chapel Schools, and the athletes had many top-three finishes against their division rivals.
The third-year coach added things are really getting fun as she works with the athletes. “I have these great kids to thank for that. They are truly making the job very rewarding.”
For Pahranagat Valley High School, the only other Division IV school competing was Spring Mountain, and that was just on the boys side.
Danny Heredia finished second in the 3200 meters with a time of 14 minutes 40.77 seconds. Jon-Michael Stewart was second in the shot put with a distance of 36 feet 5 inches. Austin Mathews was third in the 800 meters, finishing in 2:37.80.
Complete results can be found at Athletic.net.
Next up for both teams is the Richard Lewis Invitational in Moapa on April 15.