The Parker Broncs track team went to the Kingman Weekday Meet held April 3 at Kingman High School, and the Parker boys dominated the top placings in two events, the triple jump and the 100-meter dash. While a Parker athlete didn’t win these events, they had the most number of athletes in the top 10 of all the schools present at the meet.
The boys’ triple jump looked almost like a team portrait of the Broncs. Of the nine jumpers who qualified for the finals, six were Broncs.
Here’s how the Parker triple jumpers finished:
Jason Amador, 2nd; 37 feet-9 inches
Cody Weathersby, 3rd, 35 feet-8 inches
Manuel Najara, 4th, 35 feet-5 inches
James Parks, 5th, 35 feet-1 ½ inches
Austin Allen, 6th, 35 feet-1 inch
Jessie Carrillo, 7th, 35 feet
Parker jumpers did well in two other events. Cody Weathersby placed first in the high jump with a new personal record of 6 feet. Jason Amador qualified for the finals in the long jump and made a leap of 18 feet-9 ½ inches.
The Broncs also did well in the running events. Four of the top ten finishers in the 100-meter dash were Broncs. Here’s how they placed:
Jesus Saucedo, 2nd, 11.31 seconds
James Parks, 3rd, 11.43 seconds
Axel Gonzalez, 6th, 11.53 seconds
Jason Rodriguez, 10th, 11.92 seconds
In the longer distances, Austin Allen placed eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 59.37 seconds. Curtis Felknor, who was Parker’s top cross-country runner last fall, placed fourth in 800 meters at 2:19.84 and fifth in the 1,600 meters (1 mile) with a time of 5:11.0. Stephan Mike placed ninth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 12:11.65.
The boys’ 4 x 100 relay team of Jason Rodriguez, Axel Gonzalez, Jesus Saucedo and James Parks placed fourth with a time of 46.07 seconds.
In the throwing events, Lathaniel McCowan reached the finals in both the shot put and the discus. He placed eighth in the shot put with a toss of 35 feet-6 inches and seventh in the discus with a fling of 104 feet-6 inches.
Jacob Scott also qualified for the finals in the shot put. He placed ninth with a toss of 35 feet-4 inches. Seth Hannibal Fisher made the finals in the discus and placed eighth at 98 feet-5 inches.
On the girls’ side, Demi Durham continues to be one of the top female athletes at Parker High School. She placed fourth in the 400 meters at 1:09.58. Durham was not the only Bronc among the top finishers. Aleesha Begaye was seventh at 1:12.52.
Begaye, who has been the Broncs’ top female cross country runner last fall, also placed sixth in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:30.92.
Durham placed first in the shot put with a toss of 30 feet-2 inches. She placed fourth in the high jump as she leaped over the bar set at 4 feet-4 inches.
Zitlally Corona also reached the finals for the shot put. She placed ninth at 23 feet-8 inches.
The Broncs have another track meet in Kingman this week. They’ll participate in the Lee Williams Multiple Meet April 10 at Lee Williams High School.