Tigers’ Munyan, Pankey compete at state meet
John Munyan and Cade Pankey wrapped up their four-year Douglas High track and field careers Saturday at the 4A state meet in Henderson.
Munyan, who came in as the defending state boys 1,600-meter champion, settled for seventh-place in the four-lap final with a time of 4:32.48 on a hot morning at Foothill High School. Later, Pankey placed eighth in the long jump with a distance of 21-1 in his first state meet appearance.
Both events were won with quality performances. McQueen’s Zachary Stallings won the 1,600 with a personal record time of 4:16.37 that edged Rancho’s Luis Soto by two-hundredths of a second (Stallings also edged Soto to win the 800 on Friday in 1:51.49). In the long jump, Legacy’s Jamal Britt went 22-7½ for first-place in a competition that saw Las Vegas schools sweep the top six places. (Britt won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles Friday in an all-time Nevada best of 36.51.)
On Friday, Logan Kyle took second-place in the boys pole vault. Kyle went 14-3, one bar short of the winning jump by Coronado’s Edward Andrews, who went a lifetime best 14-6. The Douglas senior missed his opening height at 13-feet and then reeled off three straight successful jumps before missing at 14-6 once and 14-9 twice.
Two other Douglas athletes competed on Friday: Sean Wolfkiel placed eighth in the boys triple jump at 42-6¼ and Kindra Ruckman placed ninth in the girls discus with a throw of 103-10.