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In 2007, the Sedona Red Rock High School girls track and field team won the 3A state championship.

Well, when it came time for the boys to hold the trophy Saturday, May 15, in front of a good crowd at Arizona State University at the conclusion of the 3A conference track and field state championships, the cycle was complete.

srrhs_track_champsWith the boys claiming their first 3A championship in school history, the Scorpions have cemented themselves as one of the more dominant track and field programs, at any level, in the state of Arizona.

“We are recognized. Everyone knows now if Sedona is there, we’re going to give them a battle,” longtime Sedona Head Coach Harry Schneider said.

The Scorpion boys team took first overall with 95 points, outscoring their rival Snowflake High School, who finished second with 77 points.

Snowflake was in the lead 18 out of the 20 hours the track meet was held between the two days at ASU, with Sedona making a late run.

“We were almost the entire meet down 20 to 25 points until the last hour, hour and a half. Our strong events came at the end,” Schneider said.

The 800-meter run, the 1,600-meter run, the 200-meter dash, the 4x400-meter relay team and the shot put is what put Sedona in the lead for good Saturday.

Senior Jesus Rivera took second in the 1,600 with a 4:20.05 time, then turned around and finished first overall in the 800 with a 1:57.15 time, which was huge for Sedona.

Senior Kevin Cox did his thing in the 200, taking first overall with a 22.55 time and A.J. Garnello finished third in the discus with a 144-foot, 5-inch throw.

All four events seemed to give Sedona the momentum and the lead in the end to claim a state championship.

Of course, the 4x400 event helped too, with Cox, Rivera, Christ Oestmann and Tristan Whitaker taking second, beating out Snowflake with a 3:28.20 time.

“It was fun. We were all out there doing our best; everyone did really well. We were battling Snowflake for a while. One big turning point was A.J. [Garnello] who took third in the discus; that sealed the deal,” Cox said.

Girls Take Second

The Scorpion girls track and field team was no slouch either Saturday, finishing second overall in the 3A state championships with 71 points, giving way to eventual state champion Estrella Foothills High School.

Although no Sedona girl took first at state this past weekend, there were plenty of good performances like freshman Mykala Seresun, who took second overall in the 3,200-meter run with an 11:47.35 time.

Nyomi Mosley was third in the triple jump with a 32-foot, 2.75-inch try while Hope Goimarac was third in the 300-meter hurdles with a 47.08 time.

“Our girls were fantastic. For not taking one first place the entire meet and still finishing second shows you how good our girls are, and will be in the future,” Schneider said.


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