The Carson High boys and girls track teams had several impressive performances to open the season in a tri-meet with McQueen and South Tahoe on Saturday at CHS.
McQueen won the boys meet with 90 points while Carson placed second with 65. South Tahoe was third with 34. In the girls meet, McQueen won with 95 points to Carson's 81. South Tahoe was third with 11 points.
In both the boys and girls meets, Carson held back, not running at full strength.
"We didn't run everybody," Carson coach Todd Ackerman said. "We didn't want to overrun them, boys and girls.
If we wanted to I think we could have won the boys and girls. We're trying to see what some of these kids can do."
In the boys meet, George Pincock won the 200 meters in 23.59 seconds. Ackerman said Pincock could have finished in the 22.5 range, but took it easy over the last 20 meters.
After running the 400, Mike Dittenber won the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches and almost cleared 6-4. Adam Houghton placed second at 6-0.
The 1,600 relay of Pincock, Jon Stewart, Curtis Dixon and Kellen Dale won in 3:37.0. Dale also had an impressive early season time in winning the 300 low hurdles in 44.5.
Rob Ghiglieri won the discus with a strong early season throw of 140-0. Nick Rebholtz placed second in the shot put and Ackerman said he was also pleased with Joe Trotter, who placed second in the pole vault. Sam Pincock placed fourth in the 100 and Matt Moore took second in the 400.
In the girls meet, Shanna Sparks, Ashley Terry and Kathryn Rogers were all double winners. Sparks won the 1,600 in 5:15.32 and the 800 in 2:35.67.
"It's her first mile in quite a long time," Ackerman said. "It's a good first mile."
Rogers won the 300 hurdles and the 100 hurdles in a strong early season time of 17.24. The 1,600 relay team of Amanda Benson, Katie Kotter, Tabitha Adams and Terah Laack also had a strong finish in winning in 4:17.
Ashley Terry won the high jump with a personal best of 5-0 while Nicole Scott took second at 4-10. In addition, Terry won the triple jump at 30-6 and Scott placed second. Janine Stone won the 3,200 in 13:31.
In the long jump, Terry took third and Scott was fourth. Kristen Neddenriep was second in the pole vault, Sheena Bonaldi was second in the 1,600 and Annie Brinson took second in the 800.
"For the most part I'm pretty pleased with our performance," Ackerman said. "Some people opened our eyes."