KINGMAN - Yuma Gila Ridge High School swept the boys and girls Havasu Last Chance track and field meet Wednesday at Thunderbolt Middle School in Lake Havasu City with Lee Williams and Kingman providing solid performances.
Gila Ridge won the boys meet with 195.5 points, 27.5 better than second-place Lake Havasu (168). Lee Williams (117) finished third and had eight top-three finishes. Mohave (58.5) was fourth, Kingman (35.5) fifth, Yuma Catholic (25.5) sixth, San Luis (25) seventh, Yuma (18) eighth, Parker (9) ninth, and River Valley (1) was 10th.
Lee Williams didn't have an event winner, but the Vols did finish runners-up in several events. Peyton Cardiff took second in the 400 meters with a sprint of 53.81 seconds. The 4x800 relay team (Andrew Herrera, Cayden Robles, Marco Antonio Narvarte, Cardiff) were second behind Lake Havasu at 9:08.62.
The Vols took second and third in the high jump. David Herrera jumped to second at 5 feet, 7 inches, and Diego Narvarte came in third at 5-5.
Giancarlo Narvarte skipped the high jump and focused on the triple jump, where he placed second at 40-6.
Brendon Allred pulled in a third-place for Lee Williams in the 3200 with a time of 10:20.99. Nicholas Bauer (16.14) also came in the third in the 110 high hurdles. The 4x400 team (Cardiff, Chris Marcus, Devan Salmon, Justin Sturgill) was third at 3:35.38.
The Kingman boys best finishes came at fourth place. Mario Barocio did it in the 110 high hurdles in 16.34. The Bulldogs 4x100 squad (Isiah Perez, Damon Heidorf, Mason Wester, Chris Volk) had a time of 47.0, and the 4x400 team (Perez, Volk, Robert Clark, Heidorf) ran a 3:45.68 race. The 4x800 squad (Wester, Thomas Bigelow, Gage Plummer, Jonathan Hunt) was also fourth in 9:56.12.
The Lady Vols had 10 finishes in the top three, including two firsts, that propelled them to third place.
Freshman Lillian Rapp won the 100 high hurdles in 17.64. The 4x400 team (Jaeden Samson, Marli Lauck, Jackie Millim, Darleen Bland) won the event with a 4:38.33 race.
Melisa Davis (51.95) came in second in the 300 hurdles. The 4x800 squad (Millim, Alondra Correa, Meah Wilson, Sadie Snay) were second in 11:24.91. Snay (28-11.25) was also second in the shot put. Madi Arave (4-9) was second in the high jump, and Sienna Cobanovich (4-7) came in third.
Samson (1:07.44) was third in the 400. The 4x100 team (Cobanovich, Rapp, Bland, Samson) was third, and Arave (15-11.5) came in third in the long jump.
Kim Carroll led Kingman by winning the discus with an 89-6 throw. Courtney Mossor (18.29) was second the 100 high hurdles, and the 4x400 team (Mossor, Graceanne Roderick, Lilly Mae Garcia, LeAnn Linzell) finished second in 4:46.43. The 4x800 squad (Celine Lucero-White, Makayla Baca, Roderick, Linzell) was third (12:33.3).
Lee Williams next competes at the Knights of Columbus Invitational Saturday at Bourgade Catholic in Phoenix. Both the Vols and Bulldogs are scheduled for the Colorado River Region Championships at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lee Williams.