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05/10 - Mountain View teams win region

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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2003 1:47 am | Updated: 1:17 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

As host of the 5A East Valley Regional track meet, Mountain View decided not to show its guests a good time Friday night.

The Mountain View boys team finished first with 225 points, while the girls also took first with 246.5. Red Mountain finished a distant second in both competitions, with 124 and 155.5, respectively.

On the boys side, Mountain View's dominance came without sprinter Cody Malone, who is nursing a hamstring injury to prepare for the state meet. Malone would have been the favorite to win the 100-meter and 200.

"If he's not 100 percent, it's not worth risking it," Mountain View boys coach Robbie Robinson said. "He'll be alright next week (for the state meet)."

It was Malone's teammate, Jason Arnett, who won the 100 and 200 with times of 10.96 seconds and 22.33, respectively. Westwood's Jourdin Holden finished second to Arnett in both events.

"Jason has really come along and done a great job," Robinson said. The Mountain View boys also had a strong showing in the field events. Paul Swiatkowski set a meet record in the shot put with a throw of 55-feet, 11 1/2 inches, while pole vaulter Jeff Porter won his event at a height of 15-feet.

The Mountain View girls were just as dominant as the boys. Coach Bill Webster said his girls performed as they always do.

"They did better than I thought they would in some events and not as well in others," Webster said. "It all balances out."

Three Mountain View girls took firsts in the 400 (Ren Hayes), 800 (Rachel Christensen) and 1,600 (Rita Rameriz). Webster said he likes the position his team is in heading into the state meet.

"Once you get to state, you never know what's gonna happen," he said. "I'm excited to get to see it."

While the Red Mountain girls finished second, the Mountain Lions were able to beat out Mountain View in the girls 1,600 relay.

The boys and girls Red Mountain teams fared well in the hurdles. The Mountain Lions' Jake Johnson finished first in the boys 110 and 300 meter hurdles. For the girls, Alex Kasik and Johanna Avilez won the 100 and 300 hurdles, respectively.

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