Volunteers track contingent highly focused on state
KINGMAN - Giancarlo Narvarte has already qualified for state in the high jump, and the Lee Williams Volunteers have 11 other positions with provisional times as the track season heads into its final weeks of the regular season.
Lee Williams boys finished fifth at the London Bridge Rotary Meet last Saturday in Lake Havasu City. The Lady Vols came fifth, just one point behind Kingman, 52.5-51.5. Both teams compete in the Kingman Multi at 4 p.m. today at KHS, one of only two track meets held in Kingman this season. The other is April 15 at LWHS.
Narvarte, last year's Division III high jump state champion as a sophomore, eased to a win in Havasu by clearing 6 feet, 2 inches. It was the only win for Vols at the meet. He currently ranks No. 2 in D-III at 6-8.
Brendon Allred ranks No. 24 in D-III in the 1,600 meters (4 minutes, 51.32 seconds) and No. 24 in the 3,200 (10:42.52). Kody Halliburton is No. 21 with a provisional in the 110 hurdles (17.45). Nicolas Bauer (18.12) comes in No. 30 in the same event.
Lee Williams' 4x100 relay team of Justin Sturgill, Orion Kuehl, Brandon Stewart and Devon Salmon are No. 23 with a time of 47.68.
Kip Penny is 12th in the shot put with a heave of 42-1.75. In the discus, Kaleb Smith is 16th (119-3) and Kael Juelfs (114-11) is 20th.
Though the Lady Vols came up empty as far as winners in Havasu, they are putting together a strong lineup to make a move toward state.
Freshman Zoey Proffitt ranks No. 27 in the 100 hurdles (18.8) and is 25th in the 300 hurdles (54.86). Fellow freshman Melisa Davis is 13th in the 300 hurdles (51.64) for the Lady Vols.
Lee Williams' 4x100 relay squad of Alexis Hoffman, Kenadee Kramer, Marli Lauck and Madison Arave is 25th in D-III with a time of 56.51. Lauck, Davis, Megan Barnes, and Alondra Correa have the 4x400 team (4:43.97) at No. 22. Correa, Barnes, Angelica Herrera and Sadie Snay have the 4x800 squad (11:16.35) ranked 14th currently.
Brianna Colbaugh brings shot put and discus expertise to the Lady Vols. She ranks ninth in the shot put (32-1) and 19th in the discus (86-11). Snay is tied with a large group at 18th in the high jump (4-6).
Arave is No. 21 in the long jump (14-7.75), and Lauck is 14th in the triple (30-3.5).