Eureka County High School was well represented at the northern division regional track meet in Fernley with 12 athletes qualifying for the state meet to be held in Las Vegas. The top four finishers in each event head to the Nevada State Championships at Del Sol High School on May 15 and 16.
Junior Megan Damele took home three firsts and a second. Damele placed first in the 100 and the 400 meters with her times of 13.94 and 1:03.59. Her long jump of 15-feet- 5 inches landed her another first while her time of 27.25 in the 200 meters earned a second.
Distance sprinter Katie Damele heads to state in two events – the 800 meter and the mile as does the boys distance runner Brendan Mears. K Damele placed fourth in both her races with a time of 2:43.05 in the 800 meter and a time of 6:13.07 in the mile. Mears finished second in the 800 meters at 2:09.19 and third in the mile at 5:04.05.
Trevor Merritt placed second in the high jump with his personal best jump at 5-feet 8-inches.
Merritt, Mears, Errol Porter, and Stephen Watts will also run the 4×800 relay at state with a qualifying third place, crossing the line in 9:40.40.
Freshman Kallie Norris placed fourth in the 100 hurdles, crossing in at 18.86 seconds.
The Lady Vandals 4×200 relay team of Natalia Burton, Nicole Burton, Norris, and Nicole Orozco placed third with their time of 2:01.91.