Lincoln trackmen run past Bear River 90-40
The Lincoln High track and field team is rapidly gaining in stature and in combined points outscored Bear River 137-121 last week. The Fighting Zebras’ frosh/soph boys defeated the Bruins 64-57.
The varsity boys were victorious by a 50-point margin, 90-40. Led by juniors Josh Myers and Zachary Evans, the boys took the 110-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump, and both the 400m and 1600m relays.
Myers high-stepped the 110m hurdles in 17.5 seconds, cleared 5 feet 10 inches in the high jump and tossed the shot put 41-8.25 for gold in all three. He was also third in the discus hurling it 111-9.
Evans ran a 11.3 in the 100m dash and stopped the watch at 23.5 in the 200m for first in each. He then ran a leg in the 4x100m with Leo Calderon, Miguel Franco and Liam Hao for first-place ticking off 45.3 seconds. He then anchored the 4x400m getting the baton from Daniel Leverton, Franco and Cameron Tatem to break the tape at 3:52.0
Tatem sailed 19-2 for first in the long jump and hopped, skipped and jumped 37-5 for first in the triple jump. The senior was also on the 4x400m relay team and placed second in the 300m hurdles clocking 48.3.
Although they weren’t able to out-point Bear River, the varsity girls squad captured first in the 800m, long jump, 400m relay and pole vault.
Megan Snook turned in a time of 2:47 to claim first in the 800m. The freshman was also second in the 1600m (6:28) and pole vault 6-0.
Christa Kittle flew 12-11.75 for the No. 1 spot in the long jump. The senior then teamed up with Lupe Calixto, Alex Ceja and Kali Federwisch for gold in the 4x100 relay.
Kittle took second in the 100m hurdles in a time of 17.5 seconds.
Kelsi Snook again took the blue ribbon in the pole vault going 8-6. The senior also leaped 4-6 in the high jump for second in that event.
The Frosh/Soph boys also defeated the Bruins (64-47) with some outstanding efforts from Tanner Keeler and Austin Nelson, both freshmen.
Keeler swept the triple jump and was on both winning relay teams. The 4x100m turned in a time of 49.5 and clocked 4:18.0 in the 4x400m. Keeler also ran the 100m in 11.8 for second.
Nelson took the long jump at 15-3, joined the relay teams for victories and posted silver in the triple jump covering 33-7.
Lincoln was scheduled to compete in the first PVL meet Wednesday at Placer. They return home May 1 to host Foothill.