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Sweetwater had track athletes with top-three finishes in five events at the District 5-3A meet which ended Thursday in Abilene. As a result, those athletes be heading to Lubbock later this month for regional competition.
On the boys side, Sweetwaterâ€™s Nick Nemir qualified in three events as he placed third in the 100 dash (10.88) and the 300 hurdles (40.31) and also ran a leg on the 4 x 200 relay that placed third (1:33.70). The other relay runners were Sam Nemir, who is Nickâ€™s brother, along with Kaleb Hoover and Ryan Linebaugh.
The Sweetwater girls will be represented by Claire Williams and Des-tiny Osteen, who qualified in the shot put with a 2-3 finish. Williamsâ€™ second-place throw went 34-8 1/2 and Osteen threw 34-4 to place third. Also competing in the event was Alicia Finn, who placed sixth (33-6 1/2). Finn also just missed joining Nick Nemir as a repeat regional qualifier from 2011 as she placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 99-0.
Placing fifth were the girlsâ€™ 400 relay (53.42) and the boysâ€™ 400 relay (44.57), as well as Hoover in the high jump (5-10). Placing sixth for the girls were Kendra Crosson in the 200 dash (26.63) and Kathleen Campbell in the high jump (4-8) as well as the triple jump.