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2015 Desert Oasis Boys Track Capsule


Head coach: Jim Dinkel, fifth season

Returning lettermen: Twelve

Top athletes: Zach Wood (Jr.), Nick Benham (So.), Elliott Davis (Jr.)

Outlook: Wood, a middle distance runner, was a state qualifier in cross country and is expected to join Benham and Davis as leaders for the Diamondbacks.

“The Diamondbacks will continue to look for success in the difficult Northwest League,” Dinkel said.

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Boys regions: Legacy’s Jerry Martin sees hard work pay off

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.

Roundup: Faith Lutheran captures three-team meet

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.