South Tahoe sends eight entries to NIAA State T&F |

South Tahoe sends eight entries to NIAA State T&F

Douglas Etten
Steve Puterski / Lahontan Valley NewsSouth Tahoe's Ali Messina (left) runs the second leg of the 3,200-meter relay at the Northern 3A regional meet in Fernley on Saturday. The Lady Vikings finished fifth to qualify for the state meet.

FERNLEY, Nev. – The South Tahoe Vikings will be well represented come Friday and Satyrday when the NIAA State track and field meet kicks off at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

The team ran through heat and high winds to place six individuals and two relay teams into the State championships.

Blair Berry qualified in three events – 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and the long jump. He was equalled on the girls side by Shelby McIntyre who did what is almost unheard of. She qualified in all three distance events as she will compete in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter races this week.

Conner Henderson advanced in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races as well on the boys side while Brandon Cramer (110, 300 hurdles) and brother Erik (300 hurdles) each qualified as well.

Ali Palacios will be competing in the 100 meter dash and 100 meter hurdles after she qualified in both events. The Lady Vikings also sent two relays – the 4×800 and 4×400.

Representing on the 4×800 meter team will be Karly Martinez, Karly Arroues, Sarah Benedict and Maddi Dant. In the 4×400 it will be De’Ja Demby, McIntyre, Brooke King and Palacios.

Both the boys and girls teams scored ended the day in Fernley as the seventh best in 3A.

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