In their second trip to Elko in as many weeks, the White Pine High School track teams both walked away with first place victories to boost their morale heading into their only home meet of the season on Friday.
The girls team continued to show their talent against over-matched junior varsity opponents in the Elko meet, crushing the competition to a blowout 100 plus point win. The boys side also looked good in a closer race to the top of the podium according to head coach Justin Locke, but the focus has already shifted to their noon starting time on their home track this Friday.
“Sometimes we don’t perform as well at home. I think maybe without the travel element involved we lose a little bit of that adrenaline you get from visiting another team’s track. But at the same time, if the weather is nice, that could make all the difference,” Locke said, pointing out that the school has a history of slower times on their home track during meets, with the exception of last year’s home meet, in which multiple personal records were set on a gorgeous day.
But no matter the forecast, Locke said that he still appreciates all the schools that will make the trip and said that both his teams will have to bring their A-game if they want to turn their one win into a streak.