Vols open track season with win

KINGMAN - The 2016 high school track and field season kicked off Wednesday, and Lee Williams came off the starting line in solid fashion.

The Volunteers boys team won the six-team event in Lake Havasu City by outscoring the hosts 249.5-211, and the Lady Vols grabbed second in the five-team meet that Havasu won.

Kingman boys was fourth with 71 points, and the Lady Bulldogs were third, edging out Mohave 57.5-55.5.

The Volunteers were led by the following winners:

Peyton Cardiff took the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 8.28 seconds, Brendon Allred (4:51.06) edged out teammate Zach Moyd (4:51.31) in the 1600, but it was Moyd (10:33.78) who beat Allred (10:36) in the 3200.

Lee Williams (8:43.40) won the 4x800 relay raced by Allred, Andrew Herrera, Moyd and Cardiff.

The Vols swept the top three spots in the high jump even without senior Giancarlo Narvarte, the 2014 state champion.

Shannon Townes finished first at 5 feet, 10 inches. Diego Narvarte (5-8) was second, and David Herrera (5-4) came in third.

Kingman's Mario Barocio pulled a surprise at the meet by winning the shot put with a heave of 39-4.

The Lady Volunteers' freshman Jaeden Samson win the 100 in 13.17. Sadie Snay (2:45.43) took the 800, and Trysta Rucker won both the 100 hurdles in 17.49 and 300 hurdles in 53.87. Madi Arave (4-8) was victorious in the high jump, and Lee Williams swept the top four spots in the long jump with Sienna Cobanovich (14-8) leading the way and being followed by Madeline Tribbett (14), Arave (13-11) and Mercedes Serrano. Lauck (29-9) won the triple jump.

Kingman and Lee Williams will each compete at the Seton College Prep meet on Saturday.