State track championships start
The top track and field athletes from the smallest 1A school to the largest 4A school will arrive at Reed High today to kick off the Nevada state championships.
Among the schools competing are South Tahoe and George Whittell.
Only Karen Dalmacio and Hudson Wilvers, both juniors, will represent South Tahoe High School in the larger 4A class.
Dalmacio qualified in the 100-meter sprint, as well as the 200 and 400.
As a freshman and sophomore she qualified for state in one event. This is the first year she’s qualified in multiple events, and the first year she’s competed in the 400.
Dalmacio proved at regionals last Saturday that she’s among the top four sprinters in Northern Nevada in the 100, 200, and 400. Her best shot at a state title should come in the 400, where her school-record time of 59.81 won last week’s meet and ranks third-best among state competitors.
She competes in preliminaries today, starting with the 100-meter qualifying at 5:50 p.m. and followed by the 400 at 7:45 p.m. and the 200 at 8:55 p.m. Finals at 4:15 p.m. on Friday in the 100, at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday in the 400 and then again at 2:30 p.m. in the 200.
Wilvers qualified for the 1,600, collapsing after finishing fifth in the Northern Region Championships last weekend.
With warming weather, his allergies have become increasingly difficult to overcome, leading to slower times than he ran earlier this year.
He competes at 5:20 p.m. on Friday.
For 2A Whittell, the boys 4×800 team of Jarret Guajardo, Brian Beebe, Ben Johnson and Chad Gerken will defend its state title at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Lorin Kline will compete in the high jump at approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Other noteworthy events include Gerken in the 800 at 1:55 p.m. on Saturday, the 1,600 at 5 p.m. on Friday and the 3,200 at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Phil Bowman will compete in the pole vault at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
Kim McGlothlin competes in the 800 at 6:55 p.m. on Friday and Hayley Shaw in the 3,200 at 8 p.m. on Friday. All times are approximate.
Admission prices for adults are $6, students $4 and children under 7 and senior citizens are free.
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