Nevada Union senior tracks down new league mark |

Nevada Union senior tracks down new league mark

Chase Dixon’s day at the Sierra Foothill League meet couldn’t have been much better – aside from turning one second place finish into another first.

But the Nevada Union senior had two finishes of the first place variety Friday, including a new league record time of 37.81 in the 300 meter hurdles.

“He’s really worked his tail off to get where he is,” said NU coach Jim Worthy.

Dixon also won the 100-meter dash in 11.0 seconds and finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.62. He also teamed with Cole Stanford, Kemp Stanford and Phillip Jackson on the second-place 4×400-meter relay team with a time of 3:30.17.

Nevada Union’s boys placed fifth in the meet with 47.5 points, behind champion Granite Bay’s 117. Woodcreek was second with 93, while Rocklin was third with 88.5 team points.

On the girls side, NU finished seventh with just eight points, while Woodcreek won the meet with 138.

One of the bright notes for NU’s girls was Karen Hamann, who leaped 15 feet, 11 1/4 inches for second place in the long jump. Amber Kittredge took eight place in the discus (76-11) and ninth in the shot put (23-10 1/4).

NU’s Cole Stanford finished second in the triple jump with leap of 43-3, while his brother Kemp was fifth in the high jump (5-8). Devin Rowe finished sixth in the shot put (44-4), while Jackson was sixth in the 800 meters (2:00.62).

In the junior varsity boys competition, Austin Harlicker won both the shot put (51-4) and discus (145-0) for the Miners. Calynn Stanford also finished first in the girls discus (87-6).

Nevada Union’s JV team also got a second place finish from Emily Slayton in the 100 meter hurdles (18.44).

NU’s JV boys 4×400 relay team of Dominic Onak, Sam Whittingslow, Jacob Kirishian and Brock Kraus clocked a time of 3:39.18 for third place.

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