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LHS track squad takes part in MEC Invitational

March 29, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — Laughlin High School track and field was the only Nevada representative in the field at the Mohave Electric Cooperative Invitation held on the Mohave High School campus Saturday in Bullhead City.

The boys fell just three points behind Mohave High School to take a fourth-place trophy from them. The Cougars finished the event at 19 points and the girls took sixth place with 10.5.

“We are making a good show for being in Arizona,” Laughlin coach Angie Bohus said. “We were just happy to be a part of it and show what we’re all about.”

Senior Gonzalo Sanchez Jr. had a heck of a day out on the track. He won the 1,600 in 4:42.19, and finished second in the 800 with a time of 2:06.53.

“He did a great job,” Bohus said. “It just shows how much hard work and dedication he has put in.

Senior Jason Zenefski wasn’t too far behind Sanchez Jr. in the 1,600 and ran a personal record of 5:25.46, finishing 12th.

Bohus looked forward to seeing the boys 4x400 and 4x100 relay teams compete after working handoffs in practice.

The 4x100 ran 50.58 coming in fourth and the 4x400 finished third in 4:14.

Senior Maritza Cruz finished second in 1,600 with a time of 6:12.70 to achieve a personal record. She shaved eight seconds off her previous best time.

“I am definitely seeing improvement,” Cruz said. “I typically have a slower third lap and pick (the pace) back up in the fourth. If I was more consistent, I could drop even more.”

Senior Stephanie Zamora finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 1:06. She also came fifth in the 200 and was Laughlin’s fastest runner in the 100.

Junior Michelle Acosta had a personal best in the 400, running 1:18.46, and finishing 15th out of 21 runners.

Junior Travis Tudor finished fifth in the boys shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 1.5 inches. In the discus, he threw 96-8 for fifth place.

Sophomore Sabrina Seeks threw 19-1 for the girls in the shot put to finish 19th and was 15th in the discus with a throw of 55-8.

Senior Dherick Asis placed fifth in the long jump with 18 feet and third in the triple with a jump of 35-05.

Junior Julia Thomas jumped 13-1 for a personal record in the girls long jump.