Natalia Vargas
Senior Amy Thomas took first in both the 200 and 400 meters at the White Pine Invitational.

On April 28, the Lincoln County High School track team had a successful outing at the White Pine Invitational in Ely.

Many track members managed to place first in their events and surpass personal records, despite weather that included hailstorms.

Junior Landen Smith placed first in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 55.70 seconds, while fellow junior Brooklyn Hafen placed first in the high jump event, clearing a height of 5 feet. Benson Wadsworth placed first in the long jump, where he jumped 18.10 feet.

Senior Amy Thomas beat her own personal record in the 200 meter dash, running the race in 28.15 seconds and placing first in the event. She also was first in the 400 meters, finishing in 1 minute 4.63 seconds. Sophomore Noah Smith placed first in the 100 meter dash, running it in 11.51 seconds. Landen Smith was right behind him for second place, finishing in 11.55.

Noah Smith was also first in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.02 seconds.

Senior Zach Florence was fourth in the shot put, throwing a PR distance of 35 feet 3 inches.

“The entire team is progressing so much, and if the weather hadn’t been bad in Ely we would’ve done much more amazing than we did,” junior Danielle Lister said.

Next up was the Grant Bushman Invitational at the Moapa Valley High School on Friday.

The Southern 2A regionals are next weekend, May 12 and 13, in Moapa.