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
Michael Waterman, discus; Charlie Lopez, discus
Miguel Lopez, shot-put; Michael Waterman, shot-put
Charlie Lopez; Kaylee Telgo; Waylon Quotskuyva