The Van Horn boys track and field team won its first Crossroads Conference championship since joining the Independence School District 10 years ago after scoring 179 in the conference meet Thursday.
Senior Shaun Ross won the 100-meter dash (11.42 seconds), the 200 (23.18), the triple jump (41 feet) and the long jump (21 feet, 1 inch). Sophomore Davaughn Thomas won the 110- (16.25) and the 300-meter hurdles (45.11). He was also a member of the first-place 4x100 meter relay team (45.23) and the third-place 4x200 team (1:36.13).
Other Falcons who placed in the top three and earned all-conference honors were: Jaime Baker, Angel Marmolejo, Jaydn Spitler and Rickie Rodgers in the 4x800 relay; Skivers in the shot put; Rogers in the 3,200-meter run; Sobelli Powell in the discus and javelin; Isaac Fue-King in the 400, 200 and high jump; Arlandes Mitchell, Sean Mitchell, Tyrec Ross and Shaun Ross in the 4x100; Kevin Moreno, Tyrec Ross, Fue-King and Arlandes Mitchell in the 4x200; and Moreno, Arlandes Mitchall, Sean Mitchall and Tyrec Ross in the 4x400.
“This was a solid team effort,” Van Horn coach David Winslow said. “Our coaching staff knew that this team had it in them, and that they just needed to perform at the level that they were capable of. I am happy and proud of the way the coaching staff and athletes performed tonight.”