Nearly 700 track and field athletes from 30 high schools descended on Hooper Stadium Friday for the Nevada Union/Bear River Invitational.
On a stage littered with talented prep athletes, the Miners were producing some of the early highlights on their home track.
Senior distance runner Garrett Migliozzi wowed the crowd by breaking his second school record in as many weeks.
Migliozzi broke Nevada Union’s 27-year-old 1600-meter record, beating Chris Bray’s 1987 time of 4 minutes, 13.2 seconds. Migliozzi clocked an official time of 4:12.6.
“It felt good,” Migliozzi said. “I puked like three times afterwards, but it’s all good. I ran a 4:12, so all things considered it was good.”
Migliozzi went on to say he enjoys running on his home track because of the support he receives from the rest of the Miners’ team.
Migliozzi had predicted that he would top the school’s 1600 record last week when he set the school record in the 800.
On the girls side, Melanie O’Brien took second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.16. Maya Arthur from Mira Loma took first with a time of 15.99.
The Lady Miners peppered the leaderboard in the girls 1600 with sophomore Nora Pizzella taking second with a time of 5:16.81, Erica Wolf placing fifth with a time of 5:27.48 and Joy Castro-Wehr in seventh with a time of 5:33.81.
Other Miners to make an early mark at the meet were Collin Echols, placing fifth in the boys 110 hurdles, David Clouse taking fifth in the boys 400, and the NU 4-by-100 team taking second.
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