John Hays picked out thirteen of his top photos from Day 2 of the AIA State Championships to showcase. Here, he captures Noah Shaver (Bradshaw Mountain, Jr.) almost parallel to an ancient Greek statue, while taking aim in the D3 Boys Javelin contest. Shaver extended his PR by almost eight feet reaching 186-11 to clinch the State Title.
Check out more of John Hays' album from the State Championships in the following pages.
Thatcher superfrosh, Shanda Peterson won the Division IV Girls Triple Jump contest when she jumped 35-4.25, which ranks her as the top D4 Girl for the Triple Jump.
Never Give Up, D3 Girls 4x800 exchange pile up, but Sahuarita still makes the exchange.
How you go from 6th to 2nd in 2:11? You get a Samantha Schadler to anchor your squad. Here she pulled the Rio Rico Redhawks into 2nd place, just three seconds behind Makenna Bray of the Prescott Badgers.
Snowflake's Elaine Zook won multiple heats, as one of the cornerstones of the girls' team, picking up one W after the other in the prelims. Zook won the second prelim 2 of the D3 Girls' 100m Hurdles, with the fastest time among Division 3 Girls that afternoon.
Kelee Ringo just keeps cruising to victory. Here, the Saguaro junior and the nation's top cornerback ran 10.64, to win Heat 3 of the 100-meter preliminaries. Rastow Gasore [right] of Catalina Magnet finished 2nd in 10.89 for a lifetime best.
Talon Smith (Joseph City, Sr.) ran 4:22.08 to win the D4 Boys' 1600m run and is now ranked 11th in the State. He would later double down to win the D4 Boys' 800m run.
Cross-Country State Champion, Bowen Martin (Page, Sr.) securing the victory in the D3 Boys' 1600m run.
Shadow Mountain's Gifty Doeplah (Jr.) is a gift that keeps on giving heat wins. Here, she dominated Heat 2 of the D3 Girls 400m Prelims in 59.48 to qualify for the Final on Saturday.
On Friday, Audrey LeClair (Phoenix Country Day School, Sr.) cleared a height of 5-01 to secure the State Title in the D4 Girls' High Jump contest. LeClair has committed to play softball for the Michigan Wolverines, next spring.
Madison George (Fountain Hills, Sr.) goes up and over 13-feet in the pole vault, becoming the third girl in Arizona to clear the mark this season.
Samantha Schadler dominated the D3 Girls 3200m by almost 30-seconds, recording 10:46.34 for her first time under 11-minutes.
They had to go to the thousandths to determine the victor between Payson and Safford in the first heat of the D3 Boys 4x400 preliminaries.