Knights sweep Rotary track meet
The Lake Havasu track and field team swept its third straight meet on Saturday, as both the boys’ and girls’ teams won by comfortable margins in windy conditions.
The boys’ team finished with a score of 223, while Parker finished second with 113.
On the girls’ side, the Knights recorded a score of 324, well ahead of second-place Mohave, who had 102.
“The kids came out here today to compete,” said track and field head coach Dustin Zampogna. “It’s a little windy, which is making the times a little slower, but they’re still competing really well.”
Senior Jacob Schafer won both 100- and 400-meter events on the boys’ side. He finished with a time of 11.88 in the 100 and 52.43 in the 400. Schafer also won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 5 1/2 inches.
Fellow senior Sydney Huffman won the girls’ 1,600 with a time of 6:00.22 and 3,200 with a time of 13:13.80.
On the boys’ side, Spencer Marino also won the 1,600 and 3,200. The senior finished with a time 5:07.37 in the 1600 and ran the 3200 in 11:32.26.
In the girls’ 400 and 800, junior Dailynn Evans won for Lake Havasu. She recorded a time of 1:03.37 in the 400 and 2:42.85 in the 800. She also won in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet and a quarter of an inch.
Sophomore Summer Evans paced the field in the girls’ 100 with a time of 13.81.
Madison Zirges won the girls’ 100 hurdles for the Knights. The senior recorded a time of 19.75.
“She got her first win today in the 100-meter hurdles and we’re really proud of her for that,” said Zampogna.
With a time of 54.30, sophomore Zorah Feely won the girls’ 300 hurdles.
Lake Havasu swept the triple jump on Saturday. Senior Paul Davis won on the boys’ side with a jump of 40-3 and junior Kilee Greene recorded a jump of 32-6 1/4 to win for the girls’ team.
In the girls’ discus, sophomore Ashleigh Alba won with a throw of 84-9, setting a personal record.
Also setting a PR on Saturday was freshman Gia Jehle, who cleared a bar of 6 1/2 feet in the girls’ pole vault.
Lake Havasu won in the girls’ 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay.
Christa Davis, Kendra Park, Maria Mack and Summer Evans made up the 4x100 team for the Knights who finished with a time of 54.04.
The 4x400 team consisted of Dailynn Evans, Feely, Summer Evans and Davis and recorded a winning time of 4:46.30.
Huffman, freshman Alyssa Musselman, and sophomores Isabella Sloma and Joslyn Redman ran the 4x800 for the Knights and finished with a time of 12:14.45.
On the boys’ side, Lake Havasu was victorious in the 4x400 and 4x800.
Freshmen Brenton Szymanski, Cody Pellaton, Braedon Nickel and sophomore Colton Rizzo made up the winning team in the 4x400, who recorded a time of 3:41.24.
The team who won the 4x800 with a time of 9:16.21 was made up of sophomore Zachary Hansen, Marino, freshman Joshua Lumpkin and Rizzo.
“We’re definitely working in the right direction, even if today’s times won’t reflect it,” said Zampogna. “We’re stronger in our throws, we’re stronger in our runs and we’re progressing exactly how we should.”
The Knights next meet is on Wednesday at Kingman.