The Page High School girls track and field placed second in the Division III, 3A North regional championship meet in Monument Valley on Wednesday. They will advance to the state Championship meet in Mesa this Wednesday.
The Sand Devils’ girls track and field team have been carving a name for themselves in the school records this year. Head Coach Reggie Edwards believes they will place in individual events for sure. “Most of the kids that are going to state should place ,whether they medal or not they will place.”
Zhanna Edwards and Sera Cambridge has been setting the pace in the 100, 200 and 400 meter runs for the team this season which they have both trained together for. “When I entered the season I had my mind set on going to state and now that I am here, I am thankful that I made it.” said Zhanna. She also credits Coach Edwards for helping her to improve herself in the 100 meter. “My 100 is my best event and I broke the school record in the 100 and the 200. My dad coach Edwards pushes me and makes me do my best. He helps me throughout everything, encouraging me, making sure that I am doing better. I feel pretty good and I [want to] thank the team for a pretty good season.” Cambridge who trains with Zhanna will be attending Arizona State University next year.
Assistant Coach Mack Lane adds that finding the right event and team support helped them this year. “Its good she found events she is more able to succeed at so, therefore, she is more confident and working harder. That’s what we need on the team: getting the kids totally committed and doing well. We’re glad she is still out here and finding success. Sera and she work out together and they work really hard.”
The team won second place with a total of 136 points.
The 100-meter event: first place Zhanna Edwards, :12.71; 14th place Tatum Reynolds, :15.14, and 18th place Sharmayne Crank, :15.69.
The 200-meter run: first place Zhanna Edwards, :26.63; third place Sera Cambridge :27.71; 15th place Tatum Reynolds, :32.57; and 18th place Sharmayne Crank, :33.0.
The 400-meter run: first place Sera Cambridge, 1:02.85; and third place Zhanna Edwards, 1:05.17.
The 800-meter run: third place Sofia Bryan, 2:32.84; seventh place Cryshelle Begay, 2:42.92, tenth place Nadya Begay, 2:47.02; and 17th place Nariah Begay, 3:00.12.
The 1600-meter event: second place Victoria Tenpenny, 5:36.46; ninth place Nadya Begay, 6:06.20; and 14th place Sofia Bryan, 6:20.21.
The 3200-meter: eighth place Nahaniya Fowler, 13:17.84.
In the 4x100 meter relay the Page team took fourth place with :57.65 on the clock. In the 4x400 meter relay the Page team placed second with a time of 4:34.12. Then in the 4x800 meter relay the Page team placed fourth with a time of 10:56.98.
In the long jump: Kelsey Knight placed first with a distance of 15’7.5’’; Sera Cambridge placed second with a distance of 15’4’’; 13th place Tatum Reynolds with 11’11.5’’; and 14th Brianne Motko, 11’9.5’’.
In the triple jump Kelsey Knight took first place with a best 33’.5’’.
In the high jump Page took the top three places; first Kelsey Knight, 5’2’’; second place Sera Cambridge, 4’10’’; and Brianne Motko with 3’10’’.
The shot put event: second place Harley Trojan with a distance of 32’.5’’: tenth place Mikaye Begay, 24’3’’; and 16th place BreAnn Daw, 22’.5’’.
The discus event: fifth place Harley Trojan with a distance of 84’.3’’; sixth place Mikaye Begay, 80’10’’; and 13th place BreAnn Daw, 66’.5’’.
The team that Coach Edwards says the Sand Devils’ will be on the look out for is the Ganado Hornets.
“This is the second year they won a region championship and last year Ganado won both. The girls’ team are kind of [thinking] they want to avenge their loss from last year and win it.”
The Lady Sand Devils will travel to the Mesa Community College for their shot at a state title this Friday and Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m.