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Prep Track: Cash hits jackpot with pair of 3rd-place finishes at state

Kingman High’s Jamal Cash ran a 40.57 to take third in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday at the Division III State Track and Field Championships. (Photo courtesy of Oscar Perez/Pinal Central)

Kingman High’s Jamal Cash ran a 40.57 to take third in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday at the Division III State Track and Field Championships. (Photo courtesy of Oscar Perez/Pinal Central)

KINGMAN – Jamal Cash was on a roll Saturday in Mesa.

The Kingman High School senior started off the competition by finishing third in the 110-meter hurdles at 15.34 and followed it up with a 40.56 in the 300 hurdles for another third-place finish at the Division III State Track and Field Championships at Mesa College.

The performance netted Kingman 12 points, which was good for 20th-place. However, it is worth noting Cash was the lone Bulldogs performer at state.

Lee Williams senior Zack Tempert was ninth in the 300 hurdles (42.45) and classmate Chris Marcus followed in 10th at 41.80.

“Chris Marcus ran personal best times in both the 110 and 300 hurdles,” said Vols head coach Joan Abraham. “Making it to state in both and getting PRs is amazing.”

Meanwhile, senior Sadie Serrano led the Lady Vols with top finishes in two individual events and one relay.

Serrano tied for fifth in the high jump (5-feet), added an eighth-place finish in the long jump (16-feet, 1.25-inches) and joined Amelia Brackett, Lilly Rapp and Darleen Bland for seventh in the 4x100 relay.

Bland also excelled individually with a personal-record 59.62 for fourth in the 400.

“The coach from Paradise Valley Community College was there watching and is talking to Darleen about attending school there next year,” Abraham said.

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