Nevada’s state track meets still are a little less than a month away.
But if this weekend was any indication, Rancho’s girls sprinters may want to make a little room on the mantle.
Rancho’s Teleda Williams and Gizelle Reid set the top two times in the state so far this season in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and helped the Rams’ 400-relay team to another lopsided victory in the Skyhawk Invitational at Silverado.
Williams breezed to victory in the 100 in 11.91 seconds. Reid finished second in 12.06. The two traded spots from their 200 finish on Friday when Reid won in 24.44, just .07 seconds ahead of her teammate.
The duo teamed with Amir’a Edmond and Jordan Davis to win the 400 relay in 46.53, nearly three seconds ahead of second-place Desert Oasis. That quartet has broken 47 seconds three times this season. According to Athletic.net, no other Nevada girls 400 relay team has had a time faster than 49 seconds this season.
The sprinters helped the Rams to a fourth-place finish in the meet.
Buoyed by a strong showing from its middle distance runners, Sierra Vista won the girls meet with 97 points. Green Valley was second with 72 points. Desert Oasis (69½), Rancho (68) and Coronado (48) rounded out the top five.
Sierra Vista’s Sarriah Brown won the 800 in 2:16.16, and teammates Emma Zeigler and Audra Billingsley finished second and third. Zeigler, Brown and Billingsley teamed with Kennedy Land to win the 3,200 relay and helped the Mountain Lions to a second-place finish in the 1,600 relay.
Desert Pines’ Nayeli Perea-Barco won the 3,200 in 12:02.11 and was second in the 1,600.
Eldorado’s Devyn Swain won the long jump with an effort of 16 feet, 11¼ inches. She finished third in the high jump and fourth in the triple jump.
In the boys meet, Desert Oasis’ Isaiah Scoville had a big day Saturday, winning the 200 (22.0) and the 400 (49.65).
Timothy Conaway ran a leg on the winning 3,200 relay team and the second-place 1,600 relay team to help Coronado to the team title with 73 points. Desert Pines was second with 67 points. Sierra Vista took third with 58, followed by Arbor View (55) and Liberty (50).
Pahrump Valley’s Bryce Odegard won the 1,600 in 4:27.09 and was second in the 800.
Green Valley’s Martin Nelson won the 800 in 1:56.61 and took third in the 1,600.
Desert Pines’ Jordan Howden won the long jump with an effort of 21-6½. Howden, Devin McGee and Jay Vone Bradford teamed with Darius Stewart to win the 400 relay and with Donovan Stewart to win the 800 relay.
Desert Pines’ Jamel Brown won the 300 hurdles in 40.39 and was second in the 100 hurdles.
Las Vegas’ Marlon Harrison won the triple jump (43-11) and was second in the long jump.