Lee Williams, Kingman rack up wins in track opener

Lee Williams High’s Noelle Araujo is on her way to a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday in a track meet at Lake Havasu City. (KEVIN BAIRD/Today’s News-Herald)

Lee Williams High’s Noelle Araujo is on her way to a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday in a track meet at Lake Havasu City. (KEVIN BAIRD/Today’s News-Herald)

KINGMAN - The 2015 track season got underway Wednesday in Lake Havasu and the hosts swept the boys and girls meets.

Kingman finished second in boys and third in girls, and Lee Williams was fourth in boys and second in girls.

Havasu scored 161.5 points in the boys meet, followed by Kingman (124.5), Mohave (116), Lee Williams (105.5), Yuma (57), Parker (23) and River Valley (11.5).

Daniel Williford won two events and Tanner Cardiff one for the Kingman boys. Williford was first in the 200-meter in 24.19 seconds, and first in the 400 at 53.57. Cardiff took first place in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 11.57 seconds.

Kingman finished first in the 4x800 relay. Cardiff, Dominic Dubay, Andrew Jenks and Christian Barrios ran it in 9:17.33.

The Lee Williams boys had five first-place finishes. Giancarlo Narvarte and Brendon Allred each won two, and Justin Sturgill won the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 7 inches.

Narvarte won the high jump and triple jump for the Volunteers. Narvarte cleared 6-6 in high jump, just one inch shy of his state-winning 6-7 from a season ago. He won the triple at 38-11.

Allred was first in the 1,600-meter run (4:56.6) and 3,200-meter run (10:53). Allred's winning margin in the 3,200-meter was 68 seconds.

In the girls meet, it was Havasu (189.5), Lee Williams (162), Kingman (92.5), Yuma (89), Mohave (44), Parker (24) and River Valley (1).

Lee Williams earned three first-place finishes. Brianna Colbaugh won the shot put with a heave of 30 feet, 8 inches. Staci Lynch took the discus at 96-07 with Colbaugh finishing third (85-10). Marli Lauck was the triple jump winner at 30-3.5.

Kingman freshman Courtney Mosser won the 110 hurdles in 18.11. Megan Gaul won the high jump for the Lady Bulldogs at 4-6 with Mosser coming in second.

Both teams next compete at the Buckeye Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday.