Multiple Nevada Union athletes to compete in college |

Multiple Nevada Union athletes to compete in college

Nevada Union athletes signed letters of commitment to their respective colleges in early May. From left NU track coach Jamie Wise, Nadia Torkman, Nora Pizzella, Joy Castro-Wehr and coach Angie Marino.
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The Nevada Union athletics program produced multiple athletes that not only made their school proud, but will continue to compete at the collegiate level.

NU athletes Nadia Torkman, Nora Pizzella, Joy Castro-Wehr, David Menary and Daniel Carter all recently signed letters of commitment to attend and play at their respective colleges.

Torkman, a track and field standout in the long jump, hurdles and sprint events, will attend and compete for Chico State in the fall. Torkman recently placed eighth in the girls long jump and placed 12th in the 100 hurdles at the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Masters Meet.

Pizzella, a four-year varsity distance runner, will also attend and run at Chico State. Pizzella placed 14th in the 3200 at the Masters Meet during the track season. She also won the Sierra Foothill League championship in cross country and placed 25th at the CIF State Cross Country Meet.

Fellow distance runner Castro-Wehr will be taking her talents to Oberlin College in Ohio.

Menary, an all-league basketball and volleyball player, will attend and play hoops at University of the Redlands. In his senior season, the 6-foot, 5-inch Menary averaged 17.2 points per game, 8.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2 blocks.

Carter, a three-year varsity basketball player and standout track athlete, will continue running track at Northwest Christian University in Oregon. Carter recently concluded the track season in which he was a member of Nevada Union’s 4×400 relay team that qualified for the section’s Masters Meet.

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