Legacy’s Avione Allgood blew away the Sunset Region meet record in the shot put Friday at Del Sol High School.
And it was barely good enough to win the region title.
The junior produced a winning throw of 47 feet, 5 inches — 3 feet better than the region record she set last year. But it was only 2 inches better than Palo Verde freshman Ashlie Blake’s throw of 47-3, good for second.
“It was OK,” said Allgood, ranked No. 3 in the nation, according to athletic.net. “She was pushing me. No one wants to get beat.”
Blake and Allgood combined for 11 throws longer than the previous record.
“I always throw good when we throw together; it’s just natural to want to throw farther than one another,” Blake said. “But tonight was special for me. It was my PR (her previous best was 45-0). I’m narrowing the gap.”
Cimarron-Memorial’s Kaycee Luke established a Sunset record in the pole vault, clearing 10-6.
The one girls running event final, the 3200-meter run, produced a mild upset as Sydney Badger of Centennial defeated top-seeded Katie Gorczyca of Palo Verde.
The Centennial freshman took the lead for good with 200 meters left and finished in 11 minutes, 32.65 seconds to Gorczyca’s 11:36.19.
“I’ve been working on my finish,” said Badger, who had beaten Gorczyca in the 1,600 at the Freshman-Sophomore championships but had never topped her in the 3,200. “Yeah, I was feeling confident.”
In the Sunrise boys meet, Basic’s Quantavius Calvin set a region and stadium record of 23-8¾ in the long jump.
Centennial leads the boys and girls Sunset meets through eight events. Silverado leads both Sunrise meets.
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