Dayton boys track wins title

Kevin May, Billy and Joey Mountjoy and Josh Wagoner were among those who helped lead the Dayton boys track team to its first Northern 3A title since 2000 on Saturday.

Dayton finished with 127 points to edge second place Spring Creek, which had 115. May was a double winner, taking first in the discus at 141 feet, 11 1/2 inches and the shot put at 48-7.

Wagoner won the 110 high hurdles in a personal best 15.45 seconds and the Mountjoys, Jose Arauz and Nathan Kato set a school record in winning the 4x800 relay in 8:19.99. The same foursome also ran a season best of 3:33.82 to take second in the 4x400 relay. In addition, Billy Mountjoy took second in the 400 in 52.31 and Wagoner was second in the 300 hurdles in 43.25.

Joey Mountjoy took second in the pole vault, leaping 12-6 and finishing behind Yerington's Sean Clifton, who won with a vault of 14-0. Billy Mountjoy was third in the pole vault at 12-0. Jesse Vickers took third in the high jump as well.

The 4x200 team of Trace Feemster, Matt Cantwell, James Yeater and Jesse Vickers was third in 1:36.94 and the same team was fifth in the 4x100 relay in 48.08.

The top five advanced to next week's NIAA 3A State Championships. Other state qualifiers for Dayton who took fifth were:

Discus - Brandon Seymore, personal best 126-5. 1,600 - Jose Barajas, 4:51.09. High jump - Jason Vickers. Triple jump - Wagoner, 37-6.

For Dayton's girls, Shaelynn Morris won the high jump with a personal best 5-0. Sabrina Cantrell, Maria Weeks, Melissa Karges and Morris were second in the 4x200 relay in a season best 4:54.6. Other state qualifiers were:

Shot put - Rebecca Monzello, third, 34-8 1/2. 100 - Morris, fifth, 13.72. 4x100 - Karges, Cantrell, Chelsea Farnworth, Weeks, fifth, season best 54.72. 4x400 - Morris, Karges, Amy Gardner, Farnworth, 4:34.


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