Havasu sweeps Route 66 track meet in Kingman
The Lake Havasu boys nearly swept the running events and the girls loaded the podium on the way to a team title sweep at the Route 66 Invitational track meet on Saturday in Kingman.
Jacob Schafer won four events, including both sprints, in another fantastic showing for the senior. Schafer won the 100-meter dash in 11.25 seconds and the 200 in 22.77, while adding golds in the 400, completing the lap in 51.33, and the long jump, spanning 21 feet, 2 inches, while helping the Knights to a comfortable team victory.
Havasu’s boys finished with 200 points, outpacing Kingman Lee Williams (140) and Las Vegas Del Sol (80.5).
Joshua Hansen nearly helped the Knights complete a sweep on the track, winning the 800 in 2:05.31 and the 1,600 in 4:43.81. He finished second in the 3,200, falling six seconds behind Tuba City’s Johnson Farrell.
The Knights finished had third place finishers in both hurdles events and the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Havasu finished second in the 4x800 relay.
Pablo Torres added to the parade of wins, taking the shot put (44-3) and discus (129-8) and finished sixth in the high jump.
Paul Davis won the triple jump with a distance of 41-8 3/4 and finished third in the long jump and 110 hurdles and sixth in the 300 hurdles.
The girls were lighter on wins, but showed off their depth, scoring 206 team points to easily distance themselves from Lee Williams and Del Sol.
Isabella Sloma won the 1,600 in 5:49.63 and finished third in the 800 and 3,200 to lead the Knights.
Dailynn Evans won the 800 in 2:34.90, second in the long jump and finished fourth in the 400.
Zorah Feeley took home the only other event win, setting a personal best in the 300 hurdles when she crossed the line in 50.31.
All three ran legs in the relays, the Knights finishing second in the 4x400 and 4x800 and third in the 4x100.
While the Knights were short on wins on the track, there was a bevy of second place finishes, with Sydney Huffman finishing in silver standing in both the 1,600 and 3,200.
Summer Evans was second in the 100, Kilee Green was second in the triple jump and Jaden Murray second in the high jump. Aaliana Bridges was second in the shot put to go with third in the discus.
Del Sol’s Charleyanse Howard was the star of the day, winning both the 100, 200 and the triple jump at the meet while finishing third in the high jump. Lee Williams’ Mercedes Sadie Serrano also had a big day, winning the high and long jumps and anchoring the winning 4x100 relay.