Waterman, Lopez Record Medal-Winning Throws At Grand Canyon State Games


A pair of Tonto Apache Track and Field athletes stamped themselves among the best discus throwers in the state by winning gold medals at the Grand Canyon State Games held last week at Arizona State University in Tempe.

In capturing first-place honors, Michael Waterman set a GC Games' record, and Charlie Lopez established a personal best mark, team coach Billy Joe Winchester said.

Competing in the youth boys' division, Waterman's gold medal throw was over 159 feet, 3 inches, Winchester said.

Lopez, competing in the midget boys' division, threw 86 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

The pair were the only two team members to earn gold medals.

With the GCS Games completed, the TA team members begin focusing on competition in the USA Track and Field Region 10 championships to be contested July 13 through July 16 in Pueblo, Colo.

More GCS Games results

Bantam Boys (shot-put)

Miguel Lopez, 2nd; Valentino Doka, 4th

Midget Girls (shot-put)

Kaylee Telgo, 4th; Heather Waterman, 5th

Midget Boys (shot-put)

Charlie Lopez, 3rd

Midget Girls (discus)

Kaylee Telgo, 3rd; Heather Waterman, 6th

Youth Girls (discus)

Jennifer Flores, 5th

Youth Boys (shot-put)

Michael Waterman, 2nd

Inter Boys (high jump)

Waylon Quotskuyva, 4th

Inter Boys (javelin)

Waylon Quotskuyva, 3rd

Inter Boys (shot-put)

Waylon Quotskuyva, 6th; Garrett Quotskuyva, 10th; Josh Quotskuyva, 12th

Inter Boys (discus)

Waylon Quotskuyva, 7th; Paul Burdette, 9th

Inter Boys (400M)

Waylon Quotskuyva, 5th

Gold Medals

Michael Waterman, discus; Charlie Lopez, discus

Silver Medals

Miguel Lopez, shot-put; Michael Waterman, shot-put

Bronze Medals

Charlie Lopez; Kaylee Telgo; Waylon Quotskuyva

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