Payson Will Host Middle School Track Stars

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White Mountain League athletic directors have voted to have Rim Country Middle School serve as host for the 2005 track and field finals.

The championship showdown will be held May 4 on the Payson High School track.

In the gold medal finals, the top four qualifiers from two semifinal meets --r eight athletes in each event --attle head-to-head for the honor of being called the WML's best. The qualifying rounds will be April 27 at four separate school sites.

RCMS will host one of the boys qualifying meets. According to RCMS athletic director Yvette Harpe, the Lady Mavericks will travel to either Winslow or Round Valley for their qualifying semifinal.

In the WML track and field format, youngsters compete in one of three groups -- A, B or C --ased on their height and weight. The larger, older athletes comprise the A division and the younger, smaller athletes make up the C ranks. B class athletes fall between the two.

The WML championships mark the culmination of the spring season that began in March.

Among the regular season league dual meets was an April 14 clash on PHS track that pitted Heber Mogollon against RCMS. The skirmish turned into the proverbial "Sister Kisser" when the two schools split victories.

The RCMS girls emerged victorious 104-80, but among the boys, Mogollon came out on top 99-84.

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Rim Country Middle School runner Michael Mack heads toward the finish line in the 400 meter run. Action took place in the Mavericks 99-84 loss to Mogollon April 14 on PHS track.

For the RCMS boys, eighth-grader Nick Goodman shouldered much of the sprint load winning the A division 100 and 200 meter dashes.

"He is the fastest kid on our team," veteran coach Randy Wilcox said.

Goodman also finished third in the shot put and ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 relay team that lost to the Mustangs by two-tenths of a second.

For the Lady Mavericks, Nikki Deweese won the Class A long and high jumps and 100-meter dash outdueling teammate Jenna Robertson who was runner-up in all three events.

In class C events, Ben Sandoval put on a display of strength and speed by winning the 100 and 200 meter dashes meters and shot put.

More results

Girls 100 Meter Dash Class A

Deweese, Nikki 1

Robertson, Jenna 2

Boys 100 Meter Dash Class A

Goodman, Nick 1

Creighton, Nicolas 4

Moratti, Brandon 6

Girls 100 Meter Dash Class B

Badgley, Chrissy 1

Hardt. Rose 2

Cherry, Cheyenne 4

England, Trinity 5

Boys 100 Meter Dash Class B

Howard, Jeffrey 1

Boys 100 Meter Dash Class C

Sandoval, Benjamin 1

MACK, Michael 2

Swanson, Donovan 3

Girls 100 Meter Dash Class C

Welker, Kaitlin 1

Ericksen, Alexandera 5

Boys 200 Meter Dash Class A

Goodman, Nick 1

Harryman, Travis 4

Girls 200 Meter Dash Class A

Hill, Emily 1

Garcia, Marissa 3

Boys 200 Meter Dash Class B

Behrens, James 3

Girls 200 Meter Dash Class B

Waugh, Kelsey 4

Elliott, Melanie 5

Boys 200 Meter Dash Class C

Sandoval, Benjamin 1

Duhamell, Clayton 3

McClanahan, Tyler 4

Girls 200 Meter Dash Class C

Wolf, Ashton 1

Badgley, Chrissy 3

Costello, Kaila 4

Girls 400 Meter Dash Class A

Waterman, Marquel 1

James, Ashley 3

Harris, J'Nac 4

Boys 400 Meter Dash Class B

Cahalan, Joshua 2

Girls 400 Meter Dash Class B

Hagen, Mary 2

Cherry, Cheyenne 3

Boys 400 Meter Dash Class C

Mack, Michael 1

Iles, Dustin 3

Girls 400 Meter Dash Class C

Wolf, Ashton 1

Branstetter, Rebecca 3

Guereque, Perla 5

Boys 800 Meter Run Class A

Dougherty, Sean 2

Harryman, Travis 3

Girls 800 Meter Run Class A

Haas, Carisa 1

Schouten, Lucy 3

Boys 800 Meter Run Class B

Sloan, Joshua 1

Wolf, Tyler 4

Walton, Jerrod 6

Girls 800 Meter Run Class B

Hagen, Mary 2

Sanders, Kyl 3

Girls 800 Meter Run Class C

Wolf, Ashton 1

Patel, Molly 4

Hansen, Alli 5

Girls 1600 Yard Run Class A

Schouten, Lucy 3

Boys 1600 Yard Run Class C

Sokol, Jeffrey 2

Garcia, Manuel 5

Boys High Jump Class A

Creighton, Nicolas 2

Dougherty, Sean 4

Moratti, Brandon 6

Girls High Jump Class A

Deweese, Nikki 1

Robertson, Jenna 2

Boys High Jump Class B

Wolf, Tyler 1

Sloan Joshua 4

Girls High Jump Class B

Nossek, Madelyn 1

Hardt, Rose 2

Waugh, Kelsey 3

Boys High Jump Class C

Swanson, Donovan 1

McClanahan, Tyler 2

Cluff, Jacob 6

Girls High Jump Class C

Costello, Kaila 1

Hansen, Alli 4

Thomason, Dailyann 5

Boys Long Jump Class A

Creighton, Nicolas 2

Dougherty, Sean 3

Moratti, Brandon 5

Girls Long Jump Class A

Deweese, Nikki 1

Robertson, Jenna 2

Sanders, Kyl 6

Boys Long Jump Class B

Ruiz, Adrian 2

Hacker, Clinton 5

Wolf, Tyler 6

Girls Long Jump Class B

Nossek, Madelyn 1

Morales, Dania 4

Eavenson, Elizabeth 5

Boys Long Jump Class C

Mack, Michael 2

Duhamell, Clayton 4

Girls Long Jump Class C

Welker, Kaitlin 1

Badgley, Chrissy 4

Boys Shot Put Class A

Walton, Jerrod 1

Goodman, Nick 3

Welsh, Eddie 5

Girls Shot Put Class A

Waterman, Marquel 1

James, Ashley 4

Harris, J'Nac 5

Boys Shot Put Class B

Howard, Jeffrey 1

Behrens, James 3

Hacker, Clinton 4

Girls Shot Put Class B

Romance, Ciara 2

Barnett, Cami 4

Hagen, Mary 5

Boys Shot Put Class C

Sandoval, Benjamin 1

Garcia, Manuel 4

Duhamell, Clayton 6

Girls Shot Put Class C

Burris-Crom, Desirae 1

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