Lady Volunteers dominate their own track meet

Lee Williams boys make it a sweep, getting past Lake Havasu by 18 points

Lee Williams’ Jaeden Samson gets the baton from Darleen Bland during the Lady Vols’ win in the 4x100-meter relay Wednesday at LWHS. (SHAWN BYRNE/Miner)

Lee Williams’ Jaeden Samson gets the baton from Darleen Bland during the Lady Vols’ win in the 4x100-meter relay Wednesday at LWHS. (SHAWN BYRNE/Miner)

KINGMAN - Lee Williams High School continues to show it's at the head of the class in track and field within the Colorado River Region with another sweep, this time at its own Lee Williams Multi Wednesday.

The Lady Volunteers ruled the girls meet with 242.5 points, 102 ahead of second-place Lake Havasu (140.5). Kingman (53) was third, followed by Mohave (40) and River Valley (10).

Lee Williams boys were first with 185. Lake Havasu (167) came in second, Mohave (96) was third, followed by Kingman (27) and Parker (12).

The Lady Vols were led by state qualifying runs in the 100-meter hurdles. Freshman Lillian Rapp earned first-place points with a time of 16.80 seconds. Sophomore Trysta Rucker (16.95) was second. Rapp now has the third-fastest time in Division III, and Rucker has the fourth.

Rucker (50.55) bounced back to win the 300 hurdles.

Sadie Snay swept the throwing events for Lee Williams. Snay won the shot put at 29 feet, 10 inches, and took the discus at 89-04.

Lee Williams took the first four spots in the long jump, won by Madeline Tribbett at 14-10. Rucker (14-04) was second, Sienna Cobanovich (14-01.5) third, and Mercedes Serrano (14-0) came in fourth.

Marli Lauck won the triple jump for the Vols with a leap of 30-09.5.

Lee Williams won two of the three relay races. The 4x100 team (Cobanovich, Rapp, Darleen Bland, Jaeden Samson) took first in 53.06, and the 4x400 squad (Melisa Davis, Lauck, Jackie Millim, Bland) won in 4:36.91.

Kingman's Courtney Mossor was responsible for most of the Lady Bulldogs' points. Mossor (28.85) finished third in the 200, followed by teammate Lily Mae Garcia (29.04) in fourth.

Mossor (1:08.03) was third again in the 400 and in the 100 hurdles (17.96).

Kim Carroll (80-01) gave Kingman second-place points in the discus.

The Lee Williams boys team was paced by seven first-place finishes.

Kael Juelfs won the shot put with a heave of 43-04.5. Last week, Juelfs won the Kingman Multi at 45-11, automatically qualifying him for state. While getting to state is a lofty goal, it wasn't exactly on Juelfs's radar several months ago.

"I'm really excited," Juelfs said Wednesday. "Since I'm coming off of shoulder surgery I didn't think I'd throw at all. I got my form down in practice, and once I was throwing in the 40s in the early meets it became realistic."

Juelfs has the fourth longest throw in D-III, but he's not satisfied yet. He's four feet from his goal, but his realism is present.

"That would be to hit a 50," he said. "I don't know, it's hard. That's pretty lengthy right now. I'm trying to hit a 45 consistently right now."

Though Ethan Knudtson didn't win the event, he did set a qualifying mark in the 200 at 23.02. That time has Knudtson No. 5 in D-III.

Peyton Cardiff won the 400 in 52.87.

The Volunteers earned first and second in the 1600. Cardiff (4:53.09) edged out teammate Brendon Allred (4:55.28) for the win.

Allred (10:32.21) got his individual win in the 3200, winning by more than 13 seconds.

Lee Williams took the top four places in the high jump. In an upset, Shannon Townes (6-4) won over Giancarlo Narvarte (6-2). It was a career high for Townes. Diego Narvarte (5-8) was third and David Herrera (5-6) took fourth.

The Vols (Devan Salmon, Chris Marcus, Justin Sturgill, Cardiff) won the 4x400 in 3:35.76. The 4x800 team (Allred, Cardiff, Andrew Herrera, Cayden Robles) finished first in 8:42.32.

Third place was Kingman's top finish. Robert Clark (2:16.65) was third in the 800, and the Bulldog 4x400 team (Isiah Perez, Emmanuel Elliot, Chris Volk, Clark) was third in 3:51.14.

The Lee Williams and Kingman teams meet at Lee Williams again at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Route 66 Invitational.