Hale qualifies for state meet

Dominique Hale

Dominique Hale

KINGMAN - The Kingman High track team is in the second day of the Northwest Region Meet today at Surprise Valley Vista. The Bulldogs have qualified two athletes for next week's state meet and hope to add more by the end of today.

Dominique Hale became the second Bulldog to qualify for state when she cleared an even 5 feet in the high jump at the Winslow Invitational May 1. Shane Hall has also qualified for KHS in the high jump.

"I have to give credit to Coach Snay for pushing me hard to get me ready and going for it," Hale said. "He gave me a lot of support."

Hale has found herself to be in range of the KHS record, and she would like to do it before the end of her junior season.

"I'd like to get to 5-4," Hale said. "The school record is 5-2 and I want to beat that. That's my goal - to get on that board."

KHS coach Bob York thinks the Bulldogs will finish somewhere in the middle of the pack at region. "We should be about fourth," York said. "If we have some outstanding performances, we could take third."

York believes junior Tanisha Karn has a good opportunity to come away as the region champ in the discus throw and shot put. Karn's farthest throw in the discus has been 107-1, but that was wind-aided. Karn won the event in Winslow with a throw of 100-9 1/4.

Karn took fourth in the shot put with a heave of 32-10, and her longest on the season has been 33-5. "There may be a girl in our region who has thrown 110 in discus, but Tanisha has a chance in both of them," York said. "Outside of her, it looks tough."

York likes the momentum the Bulldogs have brought from the Winslow meet to the region meet. "The kids did real well," York said. "Their times were a lot better and everything is falling into place."