Zachariah Branch won three events to lead the Bishop Gorman boys track team to the Class 5A regional track championship. Centennial won its 11th girls title in a row.
The Desert Oasis boys posted 195 points and the Palo Verde girls had 163 to win the team titles at the Class 4A Desert Region track and field meet Wednesday at Desert Oasis High.
Track and field meets this season have been limited to four teams. That will change at this week’s regional meets, where as many as 10 teams will compete.
These 16 Nevada high school boys and girls track and field athletes in the valley figure to excel again this spring.
When competition begins Friday, it will end a 401-day drought since the Clark County School District suspended all sporting events at the start of the COVID pandemic.
Arbor View’s Israel Mann and Rickey Jones, Legacy’s Lee Wilson and BJ Phillips, and Bishop Gorman’s Mark Person and James Petrie will play at Southwest Minnesota State.
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Palo Verde senior track athlete Ben Slighting is the winner of the Nevada Preps No Limits Award.
Sparked by individual wins from Rome Odunze and Kyu Kelly, the Gaels wrapped up their second consecutive Class 4A title by scoring 99 points.
Martin ran the 100-meter dash in a personal-record time of 10.71 seconds on Saturday morning at Desert Oasis to claim the Mountain Region championship and an automatic bid in the state meet next week. The sturdy senior doubled as a running back for Legacy’s football team and said he started preparing for track season after football concluded.
Ty Bryant won the pole vault and finished second in the 110-meter hurdles Saturday to help Virgin Valley’s boys track team win the Grant Bushman Invitational at Overton.
Sever Stewart and Jack Gordon each won two individual events Thursday to help Faith Lutheran’s boys track team win a three-team meet at Bonanza.
Michael Sonerholm won two individual events and finished second in another Wednesday to lead Pahrump Valley’s boys track team to victory in a four-team meet at Sunrise Mountain.
Isaiah Hayden and Torian Hammond each won one individual event and ran on two victorious relay teams Saturday to help Canyon Springs’ boys track team win the Dragon Invitational at Del Sol.