Triple winner Woodbury lifts Eagles to boys title

Joe Woodbury won three events and was runner-up in another on Saturday to lead the host Boulder City boys track team to the title in the Class 3A Southern League meet.

Woodbury won the 100-meter dash in 11.63 seconds, the 200 in 22.8, the 110 hurdles in 15.89 and was second in the 400 in 50.32. The Eagles won the team title with 75 points, and Moapa Valley was second with 70.

Boulder City’s James Morgan won the boys shot put with a season-best throw of 59 feet, 1¼ inches. He was second in the discus at 135-2.

Moapa Valley seniors Chase Witter and Josh Thompson each won two events and set 3A meet records.

Witter won the 400 in a league-record 49.88 and the 800 in 2:00.93.

“I like the 400 best,” said Witter, who also holds the record for the 800, set in 2010. “I see myself as more of a sprinter than a distance runner.”

Thompson set a league record in the 1,600 in 4:29.51 and won the 3,200 in 10:19.97. He was second in the 800 in 2:03.1.

“Chase is tough to beat in the 800,” Thompson said. “Regionals are a good warm-up for me for state. I felt good after the 1,600.”

Boulder City’s girls won the 3A team title with 81 points, topping Virgin Valley (64) and Moapa Valley (41).

Jessica Tobler won the 800 in 2:32.39, the 1,600 in 5:49.78 and the 3,200 in 12:37.89 to lead the Eagles. She also anchored their winning 3,200 relay team.

Boulder City junior Tasja Toumasis won the 200 in 29.04 and the 400 in 1:03.94, and ran on the winning 1,600 relay team.

Virgin Valley’s McCall Grajek won the 100 hurdles in 16.98, the 300 hurdles in 49.36 and the long jump at 15-0. Teammate Rachel Morris won the shot put at 36-2½ and was third in the triple jump at 29-8.

White Pine and Laughlin dominated the 2A Southern League meets.

White Pine won the boys meet with 183 points, with Laughlin second at 141. Laughlin won the girls meet with 195 points, and White Pine was second at 146.

Laughlin’s Cody McGeshick won the boys 800 in 2:09.58 and the 1,600 in 5:01.3.

Kemberly Mejia paced Laughlin’s girls by winning the 1,600 in 6:18.44 and the 3,200 in 13:27.47.

The Meadows’ Lauren Henry won the 2A girls 100 in 12.9, the 200 in 28.16 and the 400 in 1:04.45. Teammate Taylor O’Neal won the 100 hurdles in 17.76 and the 300 hurdles in 51.63.

The 1A Southern League winners were the Spring Mountain boys with 204 points and the Beatty girls with 200.

Spring Mountain’s John Pamplin won the 100 in 11.51 and the 200 in 22.9, and Ricky Finley took the 110 hurdles in 16.55 and the 300 hurdles in 43.62.

Trinity’s Andrea Martinez won the 1A girls 200 in 28.05 and the 400 in 1:02.3.

The top two individuals in each event in the 3A Southern League clinched automatic berths into this week’s state meet at Del Sol. The top four in each event from the 2A and 1A meets also advanced.

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