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APER | Cyclone of the Week: Nicole Labarca

Cyclone of the Week, Nicole Labarca. (Kurt Loefler)

This week’s Cyclone, Nicole Labarca, is a first year Track athlete who made an immediate impact on the team with her commitment and consistency. Nicole runs the 200 meter, 400 meter, third leg on the 4×100 relay, and throws javelin. Because she runs track and throws, Nicole attends 7 a.m. throws practice every day and also attends 4 p.m. running practice twice a week. Nicole is any coach’s dream student-athlete; she’s a hard worker, open minded, and honest. Nicole was the only athlete who attended every throws and running practice during spring break, which is part of why she is being recognized for her performance at the Ed Adams Invitational in Salinas.

Nicole clocked a personal best of 34 seconds in the 200 meter race and in her first ever javelin competition she finished second place in her flight and captured fifth place overall in a field of over 20 throwers.