The Tonto Apache Track and Field team, which last summer sent three athletes to the national finals, kicked off the 2000 amateur spring season last weekend at the Flagstaff Indoor Classic.
No team scores were kept, but TAT&F coaches Ivan Smith and Calvin Johnson say the squad performed well in the 43-team field despite the absence of several promising athletes.
Team members Jordan Hinton, Keshia Waterman and Daniel Bunting were out of town and Chris Engle was injured, coaches say.
The most acclaimed efforts on the Tonto team were turned in by Michael Waterman and Colten Curtis.
In the youth boys' division of the shot-put, Waterman turned in a gold-medal heave of over 30 feet.
In the intermediate boys' shot-put, Curtis won with a throw of 31 feet, 3 inches.
Other Tonto results
Valentino Doka, 55M, 13th
Valentino Doka, shot-put, 4th
Miguel Lopez, shot-put, 3rd
Santana Curtis, shot-put, 7th
Heather Waterman, shot-put, 5th
Charlie Lopez, shot-put, 6th
Justin Johnson, shot-put, 8th
Daniel Waterman, shot-put, 9th
Matt Johnson, mile, 7th
Matt Johnson, 800M, 8th
Alex Winchester, shot-put, 5th
Weston Talgo, shot-put, 7th
Anthony Johnson, shot-put, 7th