Bishop Gorman’s football team has won eight consecutive state titles and three straight mythical national championships. But the Gaels are far from the only dynasty in Southern Nevada.
Centennial swept both genders in the Class 4A state track meet at Foothill on Saturday, winning the seventh consecutive state title for the girls, and fourth in six years for the boys.
Angela Hammond won three state titles, one individual, and helped Cheyenne’s girls track team finish second at the Class 3A state championship at Foothill on Saturday, the best placement of any Southern Nevada school.
Gizelle Reid won the title in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.98 seconds at the Class 4A state track meet at Foothill on Friday.
Gabby Carson of Liberty broke her personal record, school record and region record with a mark of 12 feet, 11 inches in the pole vault Saturday during the Class 4A Sunrise Region track and field meet at Foothill.
Cheyenne’s Angela Hammond won two individual events and ran on two winning relays Friday and Saturday to lead the Desert Shields to the Class 3A Southern Region girls track title in Overton.
Nick Benham’s shot put of 53 feet, 9 inches was more than 7 feet better than second place and gave Desert Oasis’ boys track team an early winner in the Sunset Region meet Saturday at Foothill.
Noah Thompson won two events Friday to lead Mojave’s boys track team to the team title at the Grant Bushman Invitational in Overton.
Blake Dickinson, Ben Slighting and Bridget Dietz have each competed in high school track and field events this season out of a wheelchair and are as much a part of their respective teams as any of their friends and classmates.