School: Yuma Cibola Year: Senior. Events: 800 meters, 1600, 3200.
Season recap: After an emotional week, sorting through a family issue, Montoya finished fourth in the 1600 at the Chandler Rotary Invitational. That just set the wheels spinning to make up for that disappointing finish. Even though his workouts were programmed to get him prepared for the Dream Mile in New York during Memorial Day weekend and the Prefontaine the following weekend in Oregon, Montoya finished the high school season in impressive fashion. He broke his own Arizona record in the 3200 at the Arcadia (Calif.) Invitational at 8 minutes, 47.07 seconds. At the Division I championships at Mesa Community College, Montoya won the 3200, came within a second of breaking the all-time state record in the 1600 with a time of 4:05.89 and, in his final race on the same day, broke the all-time state record in the 800 at 1:50.19.
College choice: Arizona State.
Montoya’s comment: “It was a starting point for me to recover from what happened at Chandler. As we all know, sometimes performances, as your season goes, won’t always be what you want it to. We’re going to hit some bumps. My coach and family were very supportive. I got past that. We came back to Arcadia, Mt. SAC, had great times. We’re still recovering and getting better each day.”
Coach Kris Norton’s comment: “Our main focus was on the summer. He had an intense workout on that Monday before the state meet. It was remarkable that he was able to do as well as he did.”
All-Arizona boys track and field team
100 meters: Paul Lucas, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, So., 10.44 seconds.
200: Devon Allen, Phoenix Brophy Prep, Sr., 20.98.
400: Paul Lucas, Mountain Pointe, So., 47.48.
800: Bernie Montoya, Yuma Cibola, Sr., 1:50.19.
1,600: Bernie Montoya, Cibola, Sr., 4:05.89.
3,200: Bernie Montoya, Cibola, Sr., 8:47.07.
110 high hurdles: Devon Allen, Brophy, Sr., 13.50.
300 hurdles: Devon Allen, Brophy, Sr., 36.74.
400 relay: Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, 41.28.
1,600 relay: Brophy, 3:16.82.
3,200 relay: Tempe Corona del Sol, 7:51.19.
High jump: Bryant O’Georgia, Phoenix North Canyon, Jr., 6-10.
Long jump: Travonn White, Mountain Pointe, Sr., 24-61/2.
Triple jump: Hayden McLain, Sandra Day O’Connor, Sr., 50-81/4.
Pole vault: Scott Marshall, Phoenix Desert Vista, Sr., 17-1.
Discus: Dylan Fischer, Desert Vista, Sr., 187-1.
Shot put: Dylan Fischer, Desert Vista, Sr., 61-2.
Kejavon Moore, Mountain Pointe, 100; Tristan DaCosta, Gilbert Higley, 100; Bobby Grant, Brophy Prep, 200/400/300 hurdles; Trevon Myles, Gilbert Mesquite, 200; Marcus Setoki, Sandra Day O’Connor, 200; Sedacy Walden, North Canyon, 400; Wayne Newman, San Manuel, 110 high hurdles; Oche Myers, Peoria Centennial, 400; Logan Woolf, Gilbert Highland, 800; Nathan Rodriguez, Corona del Sol, 800/1600/3200; Andy Trouard, Tucson Salpointe, 800/1600/3200; Ryan Silva, Tucson Rincon, 800/1600/3200; Ethan Homan, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, 800; Brandon Gonzalez, Peoria Liberty, 800; Tevin Mayfield, Corona del Sol, 110 high hurdles; Matti Groll, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, 1600; Ryan Wesson, Sandra Day O’Connor, 1600/3200; Quinton Anzalone, Tucson, high jump; Justice Somerset, Marana Mountain View, high jump; Marcus Flannigan, Chandler, long jump; Avery Mickens, Surprise Valley Vista, triple jump; Grant Sisserson, Phoenix Horizon, pole vault; Cole Walsh, Brophy Prep, pole vault; Bo Haddock, Glendale Deer Valley, pole vault; Nathan Hiett, Chandler Basha, pole vault; Will Hooper, Phoenix Moon Valley, pole vault; Aaron Simons, Corona del Sol, discus; Beau Eggers, Hamilton, discus/shot put; Dominic Nappe, Chandler, shot put; Corona del Sol 1600 relay; Valley Vista 1600 relay; Mesa Westwood 1600 relay; Desert Vista 3200 relay; Highland 3200 relay; Mountain Ridge 3200 relay; Brophy Prep 400 relay; Westwood 400 relay, Mountain Pointe 400 relay; Mesquite 400 relay; Glendale Raymond S. Kellis 400 relay.