Williams Field tops Higley for Division III boys track crown

Williams Field tops Higley for Division III boys track crown

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Williams Field tops Higley for Division III boys track crown

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Despite a brilliant performance from Gilbert Higley senior Tristan DaCosta, Gilbert Williams Field managed to capture the first state title in school history at the state championships at Mesa Community College on Saturday night.

Williams Field utilized an all-around team effort to tally a team score 83 points to top second-place Higley (65) and third-place Snowflake (63).

“We worked hard for this and this is a dream come true,” Williams Field senior Quincy Stokes said.

DaCosta had a hand in four state titles, three individually for Higley.

The senior won his first three individual races, winning the 100-meter dash (10.76 seconds), the 200 (21.81) and 400 (48.83).

He helped Higley to the 1,600 relay title.

“I didn’t expect to come in here and win four tonight,” DaCosta said. “This is a good way to go out my senior year. I just hope we can hang on and get a repeat title here tonight.”

It didn’t happen. Stokes won the 110 hurdles (14.92) and Williams Field also won the 4×100 meter relay.

“The guys did a good job of keeping calm and getting it done,” Williams Field coach Steve Campbell said. “It’s the first state title for us and that’s great. We’ve been close in a couple of spots few times.

Sedona Red Rock’s Jacob Moore was also a multi-event winner, taking the the shot put (55 feeet, 1/2 inch) and the discus (160-1).

Other winners Saturday included: Snowflake’s Dustin Shumway in the 300 hurdles (39.15); Sedona Red Rock’s Travis Okie in the 800 (1:56.52); Page’s Jeffrey Miller in the 1,600 (4:21.06); Eagar Round Valley’s Colton Wilson in the high jump (6-7); Buckeye’s Jabril Taylor in the long jump (21-10 1/2); and Snowflake’s Landon Godfrey in the triple jump (45-4 1/2).

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