Submitted by Phil Jaramillo
Senior’s Jerad Dore, Robert McFalls, Jonathan Scott and the lone junior Tony Torres ended the great Serpent sports year by winning the 4×200 meter relay with ease defeating defending state champs Spring Mountain to become 2019 state champs Friday afternoon in Las Vegas at the state championships held at Desert Oasis High School.
On day two Saturday, Dore the favorite in high jump did not disappoint and by the height of 5’11 would become state champion. Dore, however, was not finished as he would try to go for the school record of 6’5, he would compete his next three jumps successfully of 6’0-6’2 and 6’3 a personal best.
At 6’4 Dore’s legs which just ran a 400 meter dash would not make it but finished a happy state champ.
The guys nearly won state in the 4×100 relay. In an amazingly close race, defending champs Spring Mountain ran a 46.58 as the Serpents ran a 46.86 (0.28 difference) to take the silver medal (McFalls, Scott, Torres and Isaac Torres). In the triple jump Robert McFalls jumped 41 feet, 6 ¾ inches after he just ran his third event of the afternoon and would miss out on the gold by a quarter of an inch (41 feet inches). Another silver for the Serpents. Jonathan Scott would be the Serpents last medalist as he set a personal best in the 200 meter dash running a 23.71 to win the bronze in a close race. Gold ran a 23.12 and silver ran 23.57.