The Parker Broncs track team went to the Kingman Multiple Meet April 21 at Kingman High School, and the Parker girls made their presence known. This was particularly so with Taliyah Welch and Demi Durham. On the boys’ side, Trevor Elliott and Jason Lyons were stand-outs.
The Bronc girls had 21 team points for the event. The top team for the girls was the Lake Havasu Knights, with 259.5 points. The Mohave Thunderbirds of Bullhead City were second with 115.5, and the Kingman Academy Tigers were third at 59 points.
The Lake Havasu Knights were the top team on the boys’ side as well with 256 points. The Lee Williams Volunteers of Kingman were second at 172, and the Mohave Thunderbirds were third at 60.99.
Welch placed seventh in the 100 meter dash at 14.82 seconds. She also placed third in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19.08 seconds.
Durham placed sixth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 32.49 seconds. She continued being a top thrower in the shot put with a toss of 29 feet-8 inches, which was good enough for third place.
Welch and Durham, along with Haley Kidd and Raelee Merritt, were part of the Broncs’ 4 x 100 relay team that placed fourth with a time of 56.87 seconds.
Other Parker girls who put in strong showings included Haley Kidd, who placed 20th in the 100 meter dash at 15.89 seconds and ninth in the 200 meter dash at 33.57 seconds.
Stephanie Miller placed 11th in the shot put with a toss of 22 feet-10 inches.
On the boys’ side, Andrew Penaloza placed ninth in the 400-meters with a time of 1:01.34. He also placed 15th in the 200 meter dash at 28.04 seconds.
Trevor Elliot placed ninth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.64 seconds. He placed 12th in the 400-meters at 1:02.53.
Two other Parker boys placed in the top 20 in the 200 meter dash. Juan Rangel placed 18th at 29.07 seconds, while Marion Elmer placed 20th at 29.27 seconds.
Jason Lyons had personal records in both the shot put and the discus. He placed second in the shot put with a toss of 27 feet-9 inches and 15th in the discus as he sent it flying for 85 feet-10 inches.
The Broncs will have their last meet of the 2021 regular season on Wednesday, April 28 with the “Last Chance Meet” at Lake Havasu High School. As the name implies, this is the last chance for athletes to qualify for the state meet. Events get underway at 3:30 p.m.