KHS teams take second at own track meet

Two months into the season, the Bulldogs finally held their first home track and field meet on Wednesday at the KHS North track.

Maybe that's why Jessica Hicks admitted she likes away meets better than home meets.

But that didn't stop Hicks from winning the shot put and placing second in the discus in helping the girls' team come in second place in the three-team meet.

Behind strong performances from Hicks and others, the girls finished the meet with 48 points.

Deer Valley won with 85 points and Ironwood finished third with 42 points.

Jarrod Chambers, Tyler Angle and Daniel Mathews won individual events as the KHS boys' team finished in second place with 61 points.

Deer Valley captured first with 90 points and Ironwood finished with 27 points.

"We really didn't know where we were going to finish," KHS assistant coach Mitch Johnson said.

"The kids ran their hearts out today and I think that we did pretty well.

It was good to run on our own track and a lot of the kids ran well because of that."

Hicks, won the shot put event with a toss of 33 feet and 2 inches.

Hicks finished second in the discus event by throwing 99 feet.

"In the shot put, I threw a qualifying state throw but it wasn't a qualifying meet," Hicks said.

"In the discus, I didn't spin very well.

I threw for power and I lost to the girl by five inches.

I wasn't to nervous, I just like the away meets better."

Heather Ureno won the high jump (5-0) and took third in the triple jump (30-10 1/2).

"I cleared 5-0 but my ankles were hurting after I did triple and long jump," Ureno said.

"I decided to the highest and beat the second place girl and I will just let it rest for Friday's Invitational.

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Kristen Bowen captured first place in the 300 low hurdles (52.18) and finished in second in the 100 hurdles (17.35).

"Kristen was on the track team at the start of the season and then she stopped," Johnson said.

"She came back and talked to us and we let her back on the team.

She made up the workouts that she missed and she is looking really good for us."

Pam Erickson finished second to Deer Valley's Amy Salazar in the 1600 and the 3200.

Erickson clocked in 6:02.59 to Salazar's 5:50.49 in the 1600.

Salazar won the 3200 with a 13:01.18 and Erickson finished with a 13:05.13.

Lamai Krisintu came in third in the 1600 (6:20.73) and the 3200 (13:41).

Iris Savagty was second place in the 800 (2:55.64).

Vicki Bracy finished third in the 300 low hurdles (55.59).

The Bulldogs fared well in relays coming in second in the 4x800 and 4x100 relays.

For the boys' team, Chambers won the 800 (2:08.86) ahead of teammate Tim Couch, who finished third (2:14.87).

"It was very windy," Chambers said.

"I knew the guy that finished in second place from last year, and we were talking during the race.

We were just having fun."

The Bulldogs continued their domination in the 3200 by finishing 1-2-3.

Tyler Angle won (10:24), Kris Savagty was second (10:43.08) and Cory Benson was third (11:01.2).

Mathews won the triple jump (40-1) and teammate Derek Meins was second (39-10).

Meins also placed third in the high jump (5-4).

Aaron Volk took third in the 100 (12.20) and the 200 (24.71).

E.J.

Hurley finished third in the shot put (41-3) and fourth in the discus (118-4).