A look at the Athletes of the Year form the spring season.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal announces its 2016 all-state girls track and field teams.
The Skyhawks seemingly contend for a state team title every five years, and Saturday was no different as they overcame injuries and wintry conditions to claim the championship at the Division I state track and field meet at Carson High.
Desert Pines capped the Division I-A state track and field meet in style Saturday at chilly Carson High, lowering its own meet record in the 1,600 relay on the way to the school’s first team title.
Nick Tapuala won the discus at the Division I state track and field meet with a mark of 178 feet, 9 inches despite unfavorable conditions at Carson High and became the third Liberty thrower to take home a state title in the event since 2011.
Desert Pines’ Amari Calvillo-Tatum topped teammate Artis McCoy in the boys 200- and 400-meter runs to help the Jaguars surge into first place after the opening day of the Division I-A state meet.
Las Vegas High’s James took first in the 100-meter dash in 10.69 seconds and won the 200 in 21.66. He also ran a leg on two state-qualifying relay teams, as the Wildcats finished second in the 400 relay and third in the 800 relay.
Karina Haymore won two individual events and finished second in another to lead Centennial’s girls track team to its ninth consecutive Sunset Region title.
Artise McCoy won three individual events Friday and Saturday to lead Desert Pines’ boys track team to the title at the Division I-A Southern Region meet at Boulder City.
Vernon Jackson won the long jump with ease with an effort of 23-2, and Silverado’s boys track team scored 43 points to take a 15-point lead over Green Valley after the first day of the Division I Sunrise Region meet at Del Sol.
Faith Lutheran’s Michelle Reiss set a meet record in the pole vault and won the long jump Friday to lead the Crusaders to the team title at the Grant Bushman Invitational in Overton.
Basic’s Frank Harris, whose mark of 7 feet, ¼ inch is tied for fifth in the nation this season, according to Athletic.net, will look to improve on that accomplishment Saturday in the Division I Sunrise Region meet at Del Sol.
Tony Fields, a 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound linebacker, has been one of the area’s most heavily recruited players this spring. He has 19 scholarship offers — Northwestern was the most recent on April 30 — and his family has racked up plenty of hotel points over the past month and a half making unofficial visits on the weekends.
Casey Leonard won three events Wednesday to lead Faith Lutheran’s girls track team to victory in a four-team home meet.