By Greg Perkins —
The Lady Wildcats of Joseph City placed fifth at the Safford Invitational track meet held March 22 and the boys team was ninth in the 17-team field. Safford took the girls’ title with 146.5, Snowflake was second with 110 and Benson was third with 83. Joseph City scored 36 points. Snowflake won the boys’ team title with 221 points, followed by Empire with 85 and Morenci with 59. The Wildcats scored 15.
In the 800 meter run, Kayla Hughes placed second with a time of 2:42; Britney Smith, 13th in 3:04; and Shannon Mosier, 18th in 3:08.
In the 1600 meter run, Kayla Hughes placed first with a time of 6:01; Shannon Mosier, 14th in 6:57; and Britney Smith, 17th in 7:10.
Sara Solomon placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in 17.69, and was second in the 300 meter hurdles in 48.59.
Britney Smith placed 11th in the high jump, clearing 4-06.
In the long jump, Madison Fields placed 13th with a distance of 12-08.
In the shot put, Katelyn Pugh was seventh with a toss of 27-01; Tori Baird, 11th with 25-05; and Susan Normandin, 18th with 23-11.
In the discus, Susan Normandin placed sixth with a throw of 79-02; Madison Fields, 18th with 66-07; and Tori Baird, 21st with 64-10.
Daniel Hutchens placed 18th in the boys’ 100 meter dash in 12.92, and was 18th in the 200 meter dash in 26.34. Josh Burt finished 10th in the 200 meter with a time of 24.82.
Josh Burt placed fifth in the 400 meter dash in 54.86; and Austin Gardner, 12th in 56.77.
In the 800 meter run, Landon Hunt placed 12th in 2:29; Landon Baldwin, 19th in 2:31; and Andy Pearce, 27th in 3:03.
In the 1600 meter run, Landon Hunt placed 18th in 5:43; Landon Baldwin, 19th in 5:45; and Andy Pearce, 31st in 6:46.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Chance Rush placed ninth in 17.60; and Dallin Baldwin, 11th in 17.99.
In the 300 meter hurdles, Chance Rush placed seventh in 44.65.
Lance Farnes placed fifth in the high jump, clearing 5-04.
In the long jump, Lance Farnes placed 13th with a distance of 16-10; and Daniel Hutchens, 15th with 16-05.
Austin Gardner placed fourth in the triple jump, covering a distance of 38-03.