The result disappointed Vashti Cunningham, but her father Randall is encouraged by her improvement from a 13th-place finish at the 2016 Olympics.
Bishop Gorman graduate Vashti Cunningham will compete in the high jump final Saturday at the Olympics. Her dad and coach is former NFL and UNLV quarterback Randall Cunningham.
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.
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Centennial ran away with its ninth straight Class 4A team championship. The Bulldogs scored 126 points. Runners-up Carson and Sierra Vista each had 54.
Bonds, who also ran on the winning 400 relay team and finished third in the 100, helped Centennial build a big lead heading into Saturday’s events.
Edmond ran the 100 meters in 11.84 seconds on Saturday at Desert Oasis to secure the Moutain Region championship — and an automatic bid to the Class 4A state meet next week. Teammate Aniya Smith finished second in 12.11, and Centennial’s Quincy Bonds ran 12.16 for third.
Essence Johnson won three individual events and ran on the winning 400 meter relay team Tuesday to help host Cimarron-Memorial’s girls track team win a three-team meet.
Emily Wickens won two individual events and ran on the winning 800-meter relay team Monday to help Coronado’s girls track team capture a four-team meet at Foothill.