The upcoming Class 3A East track and field championships will afford Longhorn team members the opportunity to test their skills against the region's best and also earn berths into the state finals.
The East meet will be held Saturday at Snowflake High School and the state championships will be contested May 11 and 12 at Mesa High School.
The top four finishers from each individual event at the region meet, along with those athletes who have met minimum qualifying standards, are eligible to compete in the state championships.
PHS has a long list of qualifiers led by Nate Doyle, who earlier this season turned in a 400-meter clocking of 50:25 that was less than a second off the school record of 49:49, set by Tim Ryden in 1991.
In the PHS boys and girls final regular season outing April 27 at the Winslow Invitational, senior Sarah Agnes stole the headlines by setting the pole vaulting school record with 10 feet, 3 inches. Her mark is also the tenth best in the state among all athletes representing classes 1A through 5A.
Jamie Michaud of Mountain View is ranked No. 1 with an 11-foot-10-inch vault.
Also at Snowflake for the Lady Horns, Kayla Morgan proved she will be a threat in the region finals, by finishing second in the shot put and third in the discus. In the shot, she got off an effort of 33 feet, 3 inches. His discus effort was measured at 96 feet, 7 inches.
Others who placed at Winslow and could be competing in the East finals include Shanna Coleman (pole vault; third, 8 feet, 6 inches) and Maddie Nossek (200 meters; fourth, 28.3 and high jump; fifth, 4 feet, 10 inches).
Jenna Robertson was fifth in the 200 meters in 28.5.
In the shot put, Morgan Cassuto won Payson's lone gold with a heave of 47-feet, 1-inch.
Cassuto was also second in the discus with a toss of 144 feet.
Nick Ford took fifth in the discus, unleashing a throw of 132 feet, 11 inches. In the triple jump, Chase Sevey cleared 38 feet to finish fifth.
In Lobo land
At the Snowflake Invitational April 20, sophomore Matt Wilson staked claim to a first-place finish in shot put, with a heave of 45 feet, 11 inches. Hot on his spikes was second place finishing teammate Scott Andrus at 44 feet, 6 inches.
Also for the boys team, freshman Brandon Alexander was fourth in the 100 meters (11.77) and David Hill fourth in the discus (125 feet, 9 inches).
Josh Lymer took sixth in the 800 meters (2:19.55) and teamed with Jourdain Wood, Chris Bruhn and Jimmy Behrens, to take seventh in the 4x800 relay (9:46.4)
For the girls team, Robertson claimed silver medals in both the long jump (15 feet, 2-1/4 inches) and shot put (31 feet, 2-1/2 inches). Nikki DeWees won the Lady Horns lone bronze medal with a leap of 14 feet, 3/4 inches in the long jump.
Jordynn Runzo took fifth in the discus (89 feet) and Lana Cluff was sixth in the 800 meters (2:51.96).