By Dave Belcher
Moapa Valley Progress
The Moapa Valley High School track team travelled to Las Vegas on Friday to the Freshman/Sophomore Championships at Green Valley High School.
The MVHS girls’ team was represented well by four runners including sprinter Makayla Jackson; middle distance, sprinter and hurdler Emily Mills; sprinter, long jumper and hurdler Malary Reid; and high jumper Makenzie Bush.
Taking on the 4A with Boulder City is no easy task as the top schools were Coronado with 107.5 points, Valley with 90 points and Rancho with 76 points as well as host Green Valley with 68 points.
Moapa’s girls finished 9th with 36.5 points. Boulder City finished in 16th with 12.33 points.
In the girls 100 meter, Makayla Jackson took 7th place with time of 13.64. In the girls 200 meter run, Malary Reed, took 5th place with time of 23.3 and Makayla Jackson took 9th place with time of 28.92. In the girls 800 meter run Emily Mills came in 2nd with a time of 2:26.88. In the 100 meter hurdles Malary Reed placed 3rd with a time of 16.60. In the 300 meter hurdles Emily Mills came in 3rd place with a time of 48.98. In the high jump event, Makenzie Bush took 6th jumping 4’2”. In the long jump Malory Reed took 2nd place with a jump of 15’9”.
On the boys side it was Jeremy Waite in the distance runs, Tanner Goodrich in the Jumps and Caleb Witsken in pole vaulting who all placed in the top 8 at the meet.
The Moapa boys team finished overall in 16th place with 18 points. The top four boys’ teams at the meet were Liberty with 86 points, Sunrise Mountain with 75 points, Green Valley with 71 points and Canyon Springs with 67 points. Boulder City finished in 10th with 31 points.
In the 800 meters Jeremy Waite took 8th place with a time of 2:13.5. In the 1600 meters Waite went on to place 4th with a time of 4:52.5. Tanner Goodrich took 2nd place in the high jump at 5’10”. Goodrich also placed 8th in the long jump event with a distance of 17’11. In the pole vault Caleb Witsken took 6th vaulting 9’6”.
Moapa will head to the Meadows Invitational this week before hosting the regional meet next week in preparation to the state meet which will be in Reno this year.