South Tahoe’s Higgins blazing fast at Reed Invite, 3A meet

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Noosa Higgins is one blazing fast sophomore.

The South Tahoe High School speedster competed in the 40-yard dash this past weekend for the first time, and beat everyone at the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational at Reed High School in Reno that took place over two days last week, Friday and Saturday and featured hundreds of athletes.

Higgins finished the dash 5.59 seconds to beat a field of 22. Her time was a whisper faster than the next four finishers, all separated by .08 seconds. The competitors came from all divisions, higher and lower.

Her first place finish helped the Vikings earn 18th place out of 24 scoring teams and 27 teams overall.

The Viking boys also earned 18th place. They were led by Ayden Keck who finished third in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 39 feet, 5 inches.

Levi Hernandez also earned points with a fifth-place finish in high jump (5 feet, 10 inches) and sixth in long jump (19-01).

The Vikings also competed on Tuesday in a 3A league meet with North Valleys, Sparks and Virginia City in Sparks. The Viking girls finished in first place with 90 points, ahead of North Valleys (53) and VC (41). The boys finished with 68 points, just behind winner Sparks (79) and North Valleys (71).

Event winners for the girls included Higgins in the 200-meter run who finished more than 30 seconds ahead of the field, Emmie fiel in the 800, Chloe Waskiewicz in the 1600, Molly Adams in long jump (30-01) and Guilia Lancelotti in triple jump (30-00).

Higgins, Lancelotti, Itzel Diaz and Indie Newberry teamed to win the 4×100 relay.

For the boys, Max Menke won the 3,200, Isaac Borrayo in long jump (19-06) who finished ahead of four Vikings in second through fifth places, including Hernandez and Keck in second and third, respectively, and Keck won the triple jump in a personal best (40-08).

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