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Bramblett shines in Skydome Classic

Mingus head coach Yancey DeVore talks to his team on Tuesday before the NPA Skydome classic. DeVore said he thought his team did well on Wednesday. VVN/Vyto Starinskas.

Mingus head coach Yancey DeVore talks to his team on Tuesday before the NPA Skydome classic. DeVore said he thought his team did well on Wednesday. VVN/Vyto Starinskas.

Mingus Union High School track and field competed in the NPA Skydome Classic at Northern Arizona University on Wednesday.

Sedona Red Rock High School won the meet for Division III three boys with a score of 46. Sedona placed third for girls with 31. For the Scorpions Andre Davis placed first in the 60 meter dash at 7.27. Davis also placed first in the 60 meter hurdles at 8.46. For Sedona girls, Tia Myers finished first in at 800 meters at 2:31.39. Hannah Ringle finished first in shot put at 37-06.

The overall score for Marauders boys was 23.5, good enough for 8th place. The girls came in sixth with 27.5.

The highlight of the night for the Marauders was senior distance runner Jordan Bramblett. Bramblett finished first in the 1600 meters at 4:43.7 and second in the 3200 at 10:22.73 meters.

On the girls side, Megan Goettl finished third in the 3200 meters at 12:37.35.

"That was her first race of the year," said head coach Yancey DeVore.

Some Marauder jumpers had a good night as well.

In the 60-meter dash, Javin Helsel finished 7th in the finals in 7.47 seconds.

"Allison Whitworth, did pretty good in the high jump," DeVore said. "She came in second. She did well in both the pole vault and the high jump. It's early in the season."

Whiteworth recorded a 4-feet, 8-inches in the high jump, good enough for second place.

He added some of his sprinters did well as well.

"Javin (Helsel), we had him the 400 meters," DeVore said. "He ended up getting bumped off the track on one of the curves. Galloway (Trevor) ran a really good 400. Mikey Gilboy also ran a pretty good 400."

For the girls, Auli Hanks ran the 200 meters in 28.30. Hannah DeVore ran 400 meters in 1:07.57 that placed her 15th overall.

DeVore added that shot put was a little different for his team on Wednesday.

"We actually had Galloway throwing," he said. "Levi Collins wasn't there. One of our younger shot putters had a four foot PR."

In shot put, Trevor Galloway threw 35-feet, 10-inches. He added things were different for his team than they were in the first meet of the season.

"I think we did OK," DeVore said. "It's hard to tell because we mixed some things up with some of our kids. We tried different people in the 4 x400 meters for the guys. We shuffled some of the girls around. Some of them ran the 400. Some of them didn't. It's really hard to compare the two meets. They didn't have a 4x100 at this meet. In the last meet they did. So it's really hard to compare the two different meets. We did some different things with some of the athletes that makes it hard to compare the two. So, I don't think it's a fair comparison."

But, he said the distance running wasn't much different than the first meet.

"Bramblett ran well and he did some good race strategy," DeVore said. "I thought he showed some improvement compared to the last race."

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