Lake Havasu sweeps Colorado River Region titles

Lee Williams is second, Kingman High third

Kaleb Smith of Lee Williams is mid-spin during an attempt in the discus throw at the Colorado River Region Championships Wednesday at Lee Williams High. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

Kaleb Smith of Lee Williams is mid-spin during an attempt in the discus throw at the Colorado River Region Championships Wednesday at Lee Williams High. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

KINGMAN - Lake Havasu outran and out-threw the competition to win both the boys and girls Colorado River Region championships Wednesday at Lee Williams High.

Havasu won the boys with 154.4 points, 22 ahead of Lee Williams and 47 in front of Kingman.

Lee Williams won three events. Brendon Allred took the 3,200 meters in 10 minutes, 57.9 seconds. Giancarlo Narvarte took the high jump at 6 feet, and Nicholas Bauer was first in the triple jump at 36-02.50.

Kody Haliburton improved his provisional time in the 110 hurdles from 17.32 down to 16.84 with his third-place finish.

Kaleb Smith finished sixth in the discus for the Vols, but he does have a personal best of 119-10. He believes he can get to the 130- to 140-range.

"I just need to keep working hard," Smith said. "If I can get my spin down, I can get it done. I just need to throw like I do in practice. I throw much better there."

Kingman also won three events. Tanner Cardiff took the 800 in 2:09.79, Abraham Ruelas won the shot put and improved his provisional distance to 46-03, and the Bulldogs' 4x800 relay team of Dominic Dubay, Andrew Jenks, Cardiff and Michael Plummer won in 9:05.20.

In the girls championship, Havasu won with 174.25 points. Lee Williams came in second with 144, and Kingman was third (104.75).

Lee Williams won two events. Zoey Proffitt took the 100 hurdles in 18.23, an improvement on her provisional time. The Lady Vols swept the 300 hurdles with Melisa Davis winning in 54.54. Trysta Rucker (56.05) was second, and Proffitt was third (57.78).

Davis is a freshman who is enjoying her first year running the 300 hurdles.

"I like the distance and the jumping during the run," Davis said. "I'm a distance person so this is easier than the 100 for me. I really like the intensity."

Kingman won four of the field events. Desirae Gonzalez won both the shot put (33-10) and discus (101-08), and Courtney Mosser took the high (4-06) and long (13-11.25) jumps.

Though Megan Gaul didn't record a height for the Lady Bulldogs in the high jump, the senior does have a provisional jump of 4-11 that should get her into state. She's eyeballing five feet and 5-02 and has begun to make the high jump a focus during practice.

"I'm taking it one inch at a time and trying to be consistent," Gaul said. "I've definitely improved since last year. I plan on spending more time on it."

Kingman and Lee Williams next compete at the Havasu Last Chance Qualifier Wednesday in Lake Havasu City.