KINGMAN - It was a busy day at the Buckeye Lions Invitational track meet last Saturday in Buckeye. There were 22 boys and girls teams at the event, including Kingman and Lee Williams High.
Kingman boys placed 14th and the girls finished 14th. For Lee Williams, both the boys and girls came in 22nd. Lee Williams did not take its normal number of athletes, as many attended the memorial service for volunteer Kailey Shuffler, who passed away March 2.
Senior Paulina Delgado of Kingman continued her march toward supremacy in the hurdles and triple jump. Delgado finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the 100 hurdles. Her 50.03 seconds in the 300 was a provisional qualifying time for the state meet.
Teammate Amanda Williams finished strong in the 3,200 for the Bulldogs, coming in seventh place. She also came in ninth in the 1,600.
The Kingman boys team had several top finishes for the Bulldogs. The 4x800 relay squad (Peyton Cardiff, Tanner Cardiff, Jesse Marquez and Patrick Webb) finished in fourth place. Abraham Ruelas was sixth in the discus and ninth in the shot put, and fellow thrower Jack Gilliam was eighth in the shot put. Ruelas' discus throw of 126 feet and Gilliam's put of 42 feet 9 inches both met provisional standards.
Peyton Cardiff was a respectable eighth in the 1,600, and Manuel Tadeo was eighth in the 300 hurdles for Kingman.
Lee Williams' Brendon Allred had a fine showing for the Volunteers with a sixth place finish in the 3,200.
Kingman next competes at the Willow Canyon Multi at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Surprise. On the same day, Lee Williams will be at the Laughlin Multi at 3 p.m.