Pankey soars in long jump
Here is a list of Douglas boys who have qualified for the region finals with top-four marks overall. The top three finishers in each event Saturday advance to the NIAA State meet on May 19-20 at Foothill High School in Las Vegas.
Long jump: Cade Pankey, 21-8, No. 1; Sean Wolfkiel, 20-11, No. 4.
Pole vault: Logan Kyle, 12-6, No. 1 tie; Samuel Brees, 12-0, No. 3 tie.
Triple jump: Sean Wolfkiel, 41-4½, No. 3.
1,600 meters: John Munyan, 4:36.12, No. 2.
4x100 relay: Douglas, 44.59, No. 3.
4x200 relay: Douglas, 1:32.71, No. 3.
Douglas High’s Cade Pankey soared to a Sierra League title and personal record in the boys long jump Saturday during the opening round of the Northern 4A Region Track and Field Championships in Carson City.
Pankey logged a mark of 21 feet, 8 inches that was good for first-place in a meet that brought athletes together from both the Sierra and High Desert leagues at Carson High’s Jim Frank Track and Field Complex. The top two finishers from each league and the five next best marks overall (eight in the distance races) qualified to return to Carson this Friday and Saturday when the Northern 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A region finals are held.
Pankey’s jump was six inches better than his previous personal record set one week before at the Big George Invitational and made him the No. 1 qualifier for the region finals.
In addition, the Douglas boys team received first-place performances from John Munyan in the 1,600 meters and Logan Kyle in the pole vault.
Munyan clocked a time of 4:36.12 to edge past Galena’s McKennion Melton (4:36.39). Munyan also won his 800-meter heat in the rain, however, the senior was disqualified for breaking in too early from his staggered position.
Kyle cleared 12-6 to tie Jeremy Uithoven for first-place in the two best marks for both leagues on the day. The Tigers’ Samuel Brees went 12-0 to place third.
Another highlight for Douglas came from a second-place performance in the boys 4×200 relay and third-place in the 4×100. Dawson Coman, Luke Gansberg, Sean Wolfkiel and Pankey ran a season-best 1:32.71 in the 4×200. Pankey, Wolfkiel, Dawson and Race Coman ran 44.59 in the 4×100.
Wolfkiel logged two lifetime best marks in the horizontal jumps, 41-4½ for second-place in the triple jump and 20-11 in the long jump to place fourth. Pankey placed third in the triple jump at 41-0.
Other Douglas place finishers included sophomore Luke Gansberg, who took second in the 400 (55.16). Dawson Coman advanced as he ran 23.23 to place fourth in the 200 and 11.29 to tie his lifetime best and place sixth in the 100. Freshman Dawson Coman placed sixth in the 300 intermediate hurdles in a personal best 45.48.
Senior Tahoma Smokey threw a personal best 43-0½ in the discus to place seventh, however the distance came up short of qualifying for the finals.
Damonte Ranch won the team title with 175.5 points, followed by Bishop Manogue’s 99, Galena’s 86.5 and Douglas with 84.