Bulldogs take second at meet

The Kingman High School boys' and girls' track and field teams both finished in second place at the Kingman Multiple on Wednesday.

"We had some bright spots today," Coach Bob York said.

"Both long relay teams did well.

It was a good meet for us."

Senior Pam Erickson had a strong outing for the Bulldogs.

She won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 55 seconds and also helped win the 3,200 and 1,600 relays for Kingman.

"The relays were good.

We pushed ourselves, knowing we had no competition," Erickson said.

"I think we have a good chance at regionals, which will get us to the state tournament."

Erickson is the sole senior girl on the team and one of the team captains.

She showed her leadership on the track, easily winning the 1,600 run, one of two events she plans to have a lot of success in this season.

"In the mile, I should have pushed myself more but I felt comfortable," she said.

"There's one girl in the region who has a better time in the mile, but I should have the two-mile.

I'm confident I can be No.

1."

The Bulldogs' Morgan Jones and Jennifer Lucero also picked up wins for the girls team in the 400 and 300 hurdles, respectively.

The girls' team finished in second place with 55 points.

First place Mohave won with 105 points, and Lake Havasu finished last with 12 points.

Senior A.J.

Byzewski, coming off a hamstring injury in the Mohave Invitational, picked up wins in the long jump and the 200 dash and had a strong performance in the 3200 relay.

"I didn't do too bad, coming off an injury," Byzewski said.

"I'm running well now, and I'm close to some school records.

The team seems to be clicking right now and coming together."

The boys' team also had wins from Seth Angle, triple jump; Glen Douglas, 1,600 run; Josh Collins, pole vault; Neils Berlman, 400 dash; and Matt Snay, 3,200 run.

"It was a chance to get all the kids out and compete," York said.

"Having them compete is one way to keep the kids interested and coming back out."

The Bulldogs travel to Tolleson to face the Wolverines and the Maryvale Panthers on March 24.