LOCAL GLANCE (March 27): Prep Track and Field, Prep Softball
The seniors for the Cibola track and field team got a final home meet to remember.
In a meeting Wednesday between the best teams in the area, the Raider boys beat Gila Ridge 77.5 to 63.5 and the girls edged out the Hawks 72-69.
“It was the last home meet, so it was nice for us to get a win for the seniors,” Cibola coach Brett Pavey said.
On the girls' side, Cibola seniors Kayla Fiser and Monica Huston each picked up two individual wins. Fiser won the 100-meter dash (12.90 seconds) and the triple jump (31 feet, 8-1/2 inches) while Huston took the 800 (2:20) and the 1,600 (5:34). Junior Baylee Lakey won the discus (102-9) and the shot put (34-2) for the Raiders.
Also for the Raiders, Shyama Moss, Clarissa Padilla and Hannah Flynn finished 1-2-3 in the pole vault.
For the Hawks, Paeden Jackson set a personal record in the 200 (26.3) and also won the 400 (1:01.32) and long jump (15 7-1/4) and Quiana Tatum won the high jump (4-8).
On the boys' side, Cibola senior Bernie Montoya won the 1,600 (4:23) and 3,200 (10:15), and sophomore Derek Monroe finished first in the 200 (22.54) and long jump (20-9 1/2). The Raiders' 1,600 relay of Monroe, Zach McClanahan, Michael Decorse-Hall and Diego Huston narrowly edged out Gila Ridge's team of Jacob Kilgore, Randall Dorsey, Tray North and Ryan Hinrichs. Cibola's 400 relay of Monroe, Decorse-Hall, Corey Seidler and T.J. Smith won with a time of 45.05.
McClanahan also won the pole vault (13-6) and Huston won the 400 (52.90).
For the Hawks, Alec Wilson broke his own school record with a triple jump of 41 3-1/4 and also won high jump with a height of 6-0.
Adam Williams won the 100 (11.0) for Gila Ridge and Jonathan VanDeberg had a personal best of 10:35 in the 3,200 behind Montoya.
The two teams face off again on April 10 at Gila Ridge.
“We're both pretty even but I don't think either of us were going 100 percent with it being a dual meet,” Pavey said.
“Overall, where we're at — we had some PRs — we were a little tired,” Gila Ridge coach Lucas Wolthuis.
Kofa shuts out San Luis
Kofa starting pitcher Sarai Camacho continued her hot streak shutting out San Luis en route to a 12-0 Kings win. Camacho recorded 11 strikeouts and only allowed a single hit.
Sally Gastelo, Kaitlyn Swain, Caila MacKabee and Miranda Mendoza had multi-hit games for the Kings. Mendoza had a home run.