Raiders win regional titles in seven of 18 events
The Reed boys track team completed the second half of back-to-back regional titles on Saturday in Carson.
The Raiders scored 159 points, well clear of second-place Damonte Ranch (113). Spanish Springs finished seventh with 48 points.
Seven of the 18 events were won by Reed.
Bobby Widmar took first in the 100 meters (10.91 seconds) and 200m (27.73). Anthony Ocegueda won the 3200m (9:33.96), finishing nearly 13 seconds ahead of second place. And Grant Cotter crossed the finish line first in the 110m hurdles (15.30).
The Raiders’ 4x200m (1:29.03) and 4x400m (3:25.00) won regional titles as well.
James Lara, Tayjion Campbell, Widmar and Jorge Moreno rant the 4x200m relay. Lara, Campbell, Cameron Emerson and Logan Pine ran the 4x400m.
Vehekite Afu won the discus with a distance of 172-03.
The top three finishers in each event earned a spot at state next week Foothill High School in Henderson and the Raiders qualified seven non-regional champs.
Ocegueda finished second in the 800m (1:56.36). Moreno took second in the 110m hurdles (15.31), one one-hundredth of a second behind Cotter. Moreno was the runner up in the 300m hurdles (40.71). Lara (41.30) took third.
Reed’s 4x800m (8:04.58) finished second. The team consisted of Pine, Spencer Garate, Ammon Jorgensen and Ocegueda.
Robert Ferrel snuck into state by taking third in the high jump with a height of 6-02.00. He tied with his fellow wide receiver on the football team, Michael, Spivack, who also qualified for state by clearing 6-02.00.
Afu threw the shot put the third furthest distance (52-06.00).
Spanish Springs qualified for state in three events.
Damani Craig won the long jump with a distance of 22-02.75 and finished third in the triple jump (43-04.00).
The Cougs’ 4x800m relay is also going to state after taking third in 8:05.33. Andrew Ribeiro, Daniel Horner, Dylan Wong and Mathew Hakin made up the squad.
Reed girls finish second to McQueen
Ozoude sweeps sprinting events
The Raiders finished with 102 points on Saturday, just 10 points back of regional champion McQueen.
Spanish Springs finished third with 82 points, led by Jessica Ozoude. Ozoude swept the sprinting events at the state meet last year and will be in contention to repeat the feat after winning the 100m (12.03), 200m (25.18) and 400m (57.57) in Carson.
She also qualified for state in the long jump, finishing third with a distance of 16-08.00.
Reed boasted three regional champs. Sam King-Shaw won the 3200m in a time of 11:22.01 while the 4x200m relay (1:44.12) stood atop the podium as well. That team consisted of Taylor Anderson, Erika Robtoy, Rebecca Mooney and Roxann Patterson.
Makayla Linebarger cleared 12-06.00 to win the pole vault regional title. Her teammate, Alysia Allen, cleared 12-00 to take second.
Along with her 3200m championship, King-Shaw finished third in the 1600m (5:14.60) to claim a state berth. Patterson will double dip at state too. She finished second in the 200m (26.46).
Reed’s 4x400m relay ran by Anderson, Nirel Kaplan, Mooney and Robtoy took second in a time of 4:06.75.
Anderson is the only Raider who will compete in three events at state. On top of competing in the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, Anderson earned a third-place finish in the triple jump (35-01.50).
Kate Borsz threw the shot put the third furthest distance (35-02.25).
Kylee Stevens-Sam qualified for state in two throwing events for Spanish Springs. She was the runner up in both the shot put (36-08.00) and discus (124-05).
Alexis Melendrez earned a second-place finish in the 3200m (11:22.50) and Katherine Archer owned the second best long jump (16-11.75).
Sparks sends one to state
Senifa Po’oi was the lone Sparks athlete to punch their ticket to state at Saturday’s 3A North regional meet, also in Carson.
Po’oi won the discus title with a distance of 128-04 – just 19 inches shy of the meet record. She also finished third in the shot put (33-04.75).
The Sparks girls finished ninth in the meet with 23 points and the Sparks boys finished eighth (34).
The Elko boys (119) edged Fallon for the team title. Truckee (139.5) won the girls title soundly. Lowry (106.5) was second.