BARSTOW • The Aztecs track teams have won their first meet of the dual season.
Just four days after a successful hosting of the Second Annual Barstow Track & Field Festival, Barstow began the season with a meet against Silver Valley, Victor Valley Christian and Indian Springs. It was a great start, as both the boys and girls teams took three wins.
On the boys side, the Aztecs beat the Trojans, 115-21; downed Victor Valley, 108-28; and topped Indian Springs, 99-37. The Lady Aztecs thumped Victor Valley, 130-6; won over the Trojans, 117-19; and beat Indian Springs, 105-31.
The Aztecs did well in the throwing events, as Dequan Newell was first in discus at 131'1", with Marquis Jones second at 106'2". Vanessa Robinson was first among the girls with a throw of 83'6", with Vasa Alefaio right behind at 78'4". Barstow was also tops in shot put, with Jason Tucker's throw of 37'10", and Alefaio's throw of 30'3".
Both Kyle Reeves and Cory Garcia cleared a height of 9'6", to win at pole vault, while on the girls side, Elizabeth Ince won with a 7' vault.
Damian Montes was first in long jump at 17'8". Lady Aztecs held the top four spots for the girls: Autumn Hazlette first at 15'4", followed by Jazzy McClendon (14'1"), Kayla Theis (13'2"), and Kaylen Smith (11'10").
In high jump, Rolando Anderson was second at 5'4". Hazlette was first among the girls at 4'6", with McClendon and Maxine Cooks next, both with jumps of 4'4". The Trojans' Breanna Sheets was next at 4'0".
Anderson was first in triple jump at 36'9", with Montes second at 35'10". Hazlette led the girls at 29'10".
In the running events, Frankie Baca was second in the 1600m at 5.20, with Geng-Wei Lee third at 5.23. Chyna Irvin was second among the girls at 7.02, followed by Alyssa Sanchez at 7.15.
In the 400, Silver Valley's Devon Thrash was first at 58.02, while the Trojans' Serena Lill won the girls race with a time of 72.78.
The 100 was competitive, with the Trojans' Joshua Sherman first at 11.21, and the Aztecs' James Noble right on his heels at 11.51. Barstow's Dominique Kelly won the girls race at 12.46. Noble was second in the 200 at 29.31, with Lady Aztecs taking the top three spots in the girls race: Noemi Martinez (32.41), Theis (32.52) and Kelly (32.75).
Barstow's Lee won the 800 in 2:27.68, with Baca second at 2:34.18. The Lady Aztecs' Maria Miranda was second in the girls race at 3:22.38. Lee was first in the 3200 at 12.38, followed by Matthew Yslas (12.48) and Christian Diaz (13.05). Silver Valley's Alyna Higdon finished first for the girls at 15.21, with Barstow's Irvin right behind at 15.44.
The Aztecs' Joey Lane took first place in the 300 IH at 48.28. On the girls side, Smith was first at 57.73, followed by McClendon (58.61) and Rogers (61.39). Lane also won the 110 HH at 18.95, with the Trojans' Johnathan Plummer third at 20.44. Barstow's Mikala Rogers was first in the 100 IH at 18.28, with Smith second at 19.8, and Ince third at 20.21.
In relay action, Barstow took first place in both races in the 400m. The Aztec boys posted a time of 48.19, just ahead of Silver Valley at 49.43. The Lady Aztecs' time of 56.32 beat out Indian Springs' 59.97.
The Aztecs will host a meet against Sultana on Thursday.