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Hillmen News · Girls track wins the Nevada Union Invitational Meet


Auburn Journal Sports

Placer High track team manager Katy Chamberlin said the team viewed the Kays Ostrom NU/Bear River Invitational last Friday as a bit of a warmup for the PVL finals meet Tuesday and Thursday.

Placer’s girls warmed up by winning the thing.

Marin Chamberlin won the 800 meters in 2:24.56; teammates Riley Lasher (2:32.59) and Paige Federico (2:32.60) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

Chamberlin, Julia Heisleman, Jessica Lee and Sarah Rossiter blitzed the competition in the 4×400 relay, their time of 4:11.12 nearly 25 seconds faster than second-place Nevada Union.

Chamberlin added to an already-excellent meet with a first-place tie in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet even with Rachel Payan of Whitney.

All of those wins paced Placer’s team, but the girls showed their versatility and depth to amass 99 points in all, well clear of Del Oro, who scored 76.5 points to take second.

In the long jump, for example, Rossiter (17 feet, 8.5 inches), Lee (17-08.0) and Thea Economou (17-07.25) all set personal-best marks in finishing two-three-four in the discipline.

Economou took fourth in the 100 hurdles in 16.02 seconds; Kapri Pelle (16.60) claimed sixth, and Julia Camillucci (16.84) seventh.

Economou placed fifth in the 100M at 12.93 seconds, while Lara Condosta (13.32) took eighth.

Rossiter took fourth in the 200M at 26.41 seconds.

Shade Sander recorded a 34-01.00 to take third in the shot put; Camillucci’s mark of 31-04.25 was eighth.

Pelle and Stephanie Knoble took top-10 finishes in the high jump, each clearing 4-10.0.

All of those finishes scored points that allowed Placer’s girls to finish first among 20 teams on Friday.

On the boys’ side, Placer’s best finish was by Jesus Guerra Reyes, who ran a personal-best 4:35.52 to set a personal record in the 1600M. He finished fourth.