Nevada Preps high school track and field preview

Boys track athletes to watch

■ Keaton Daniel, Coronado

The senior cleared 15 feet to win the Class 4A state pole vault title.

■ Kyu Kelly, Bishop Gorman

The senior won the long jump with a mark of 22-9. He also was second in the 200-meter dash, third in the 100 and ran on the winning 400 relay team to help the Gaels win the Class 4A state title.

■ Corey Moore, Liberty

The senior set a stadium record in the discus in the Class 4A state meet, winning the event with a throw of 189-7.

■ Ben Slighting, Palo Verde

The senior won the 3,200 wheelchair race at the Class 4A state meet with a time of 8 minutes, 51.31 seconds. He posted the state’s fastest times in the 3,200 during the season.

■ Sever Stewart, Faith Lutheran

The senior won the 300 hurdles at the Class 4A state meet in 39.52.

Girls track athletes to watch

■ Quincy Bonds, Centennial

The junior won the 300-meter hurdles in 43.5 seconds at the Class 4A state meet. She also was second in the 110 hurdles at state.

■ CharLeyanse Howard, Del Sol

The junior won the 100 in 12.53 and the 200 in 25.66 at the Class 3A state meet.

■ Ashley Moore, Centennial

The junior won the Class 4A state triple jump title with a stadium record of 38 feet, 11¾ inches. She also placed second in the long jump and third in the 110 hurdles.

■ Kapua Pulotu, Sunrise Mountain

The senior set a meet record with a throw of 138-0 to win the Class 3A state discus title. She also won the shot put with a mark of 40-8.

■ Aaliyah Soa, Liberty

The senior won the shot put with a mark of 43-4¼ and was second in the discus at the Class 4A state meet.

Boys teams to watch

■ Bishop Gorman

The Gaels won their first state track title last spring and return several key pieces, including state champions Kelly (long jump) and Cam Hunterton (triple jump).

■ Centennial

The Bulldogs had a streak of eight consecutive region championships snapped by Gorman last season, but the schools are in different regions this spring.

■ Liberty

The Patriots return several state qualifiers but will be anchored by Moore, one of the nation’s top discus throwers.

Girls teams to watch

■ Centennial

The Bulldogs have won eight consecutive state titles and return plenty of talent, led by Bonds and Moore.

■ Rancho

The Rams were second at the Class 4A state meet but lost several key sprinters. All-state pick Amir’a Edmond returns and already has set a personal record of 11.89 in the 100 this season.

■ Sunrise Mountain

The Miners were third at the Class 3A state meet last season and return elite thrower Pulotu.

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