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Hurwitz fifth in prep swan song

Matt O'Neill

HENDERSON, Nev. – The small contingent of South Tahoe Vikings made the best of their times at the Nevada 2A state track and field meet. Seniors Jake Hurwitz and Wayne Lucero saw their prep careers come to an end, while sophomore Karen Dalmacio and freshman Amber Ramos gave their coaches a glimpse of what may come.

Hurwitz finished his career by finishing fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.93. The finals saw the top six sprinters take down the stadium record on a hot afternoon.

Hurwitz, who got out of the blocks very well, was unable to keep up with the rest of the field.

“The first start was a disqualification and coach said that one was better,” the senior said. “I still felt strong out of the blocks, but it was just a group of very fast guys.

“The kid in lane #4 pulled up lame about 95 percent of the way there and still won the race.”

Lucero, making his first trip to the state meet, failed to make the finals in the triple jump, but did stick his final leap of 42-1/4.

“I just went out there and did my best,” said Lucero, who was surprised by his parents arrival at the meet unannounced. “I was glad that I hit my final jump.”

Dalmacio also raced in 200 finals and finished fifth with a mark of 26.8 in a very fast race.

The sophomore was right in the middle of the hunt when the sprinters came to the straightaway, but wasn’t able to finish in the top four.

“I was right with them when we came off the curve,” she said. “When they started to pull away, I tried to lengthen my stride and arm swing, but it wasn’t enough.”

In the lone event on Friday, freshman Amber Ramos finished fifth in the 3,200. After falling back to third to last, the multi-sport star slowly pulled ahead of runner after runner.

“I did that because I can’t take off fast,” Ramos said. ” I thought the girls would come back to me more, but that was the plan the whole race and it worked.”

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