Kingman High boys open track campaign with Havasu win

Cardiff, Delgado, Tacket win multiple events for KHS girls

KINGMAN - The Kingman High boys track team opened the 2013 season with a first-place finish at the Lake Havasu Multiple Wednesday.

The boys team placed first in 10 events, led by multiple wins by Darian Kamin, Preston Hammond, Cristian Gutierrez and Daniel Riccardi.

Kamin placed first in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles. Hammond had first-place times in the 800 and 1600. Gutierrez placed first in the shot put and discus, and Riccardi placed first in the long jump and triple jump.

Patrick Webb had a first-place time of 11:01.34 in the 3200, besting teammate Shaun Wooten by 20.99 seconds. The 4X800 relay team of Webb, Wooten, Hammond and Jesse Marquez took first with a time of 9:01.98.

"We had a lot of first- place finishers," coach Rob York said. "It ended up being a qualifying meet and we had a few kids meet provisional standards. That's not too bad this early in the season. The kids competed hard all night and it was a good start to the season."

For the girls, KHS took second place with eight first-place finishes.

Paige Cardiff, Paulina Delgado and Amber Tacket placed first in multiple events to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Cardiff placed first in the 800 and 1600 races while Delgado was first in the 300 hurdles and long jump. Tacket took first in the shot put and discus.

Other first-place finishers for KHS included Rachyle Lawson in the 200 meters and Amanda Williams in the 3200.