"I am pleased. These first two meets we use them to do almost as a work out," Reed coach Dale Moss said. "Don't help you as far as wins or losses to help you get to state. Our biggest goal is to get ready for May when the regional championships come up. As long as we're improving every week and being competitive as we do it."
The girls came away with 85 points while Damonte had 114 for the meet, but the Raiders saw significant improvement and a young new track star has emerged.
Freshman Adriana Newell came out with a first place in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. She also anchored the first place 4x400 relay behind Amanda Sharky, Honour Knudsen and Cassandra Jacobsen.
"She's just a freshman," Reed coach Dale Moss said. "She's turning out some great times. It's amazing how much weather makes a difference from last week when it was snowing to this week when it's almost 70 degrees. Great opportunity for her. She's just so much fun to watch. Turning heads from other schools wondering where the heck she came from....I'm glad she's on our team."
Reed also won the 4x100m and 4x200m relays. The 4x100m team of Kelsey Gomer, Haley White, Nese Jackson and Knudsen put up a time of 52 seconds. White, Gomer, Sharky and Nyasha LeSure ran the 4x200m for Reed.
Along with the first place relay win, LeSure took first place in the high jump with a jump of 5'6". Last year she won regionals with a 5'4" jump. She is an inch away from breaking the school record Moss said. She also took second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump.
Gomer took second place in the 100m and 200m races behind Newell. Knudsen took third place in the long jump.
"It's sure fun to watch these guys," Moss said. "It makes it enjoyable. Kids are enjoying it. These girls from top to bottom are all competitors. Compete with each other during practices. Fun to watch, even in practices."
The team scores were tight in the boys group with Damonte posting 89 points in the win followed closely by Reed with 82.
The boys did well on the relays as well taking first place in the 4x100m and 4x800m with second in the 4x200m and 4x400m.
Josh Gingus, Andrew Wolken, Jesse Robards and Garrett Stegiere were the first place winners for the 4x100m. While Anthony Wells, Chris Gay, Taylor Lensch and Mike Lee held up the 4x800m.
Gingus, a sophomore, also took first in 100m, fourth in the 200m and was on the 4x200m second place team. Stegiere took second in the 200, third in the 100 and also second in the 4x2.
Chris Imus posted first first place victories for Reed in the 110 high hurdles and 300 hurdles.
Gay took third in the mile, second in the two-mile, while Wells took third in the 800m. Robards took second in long jump at 20 feet 10 inches.
"To see them compete at this time and this early and coming together so quickly as a team I can't complain at all," Moss said.
Reed hopes to send a bunch of its members to Las Vegas next weekend for the Las Vegas Classic. He hopes the student-athletes posted good enough times this weekend to qualify.
•At Bishop Manogue, it came down to the last race, but the Spanish Springs boys took first at the weekly meet.
Sullivan Stevens continued his dominance in the hurdles winning both events. He was also part of the 4x400m relay along with Jalen Dixon, Dillon Aerick and Justus Mora which set a new school record.
Mora and Aaron Cross finished 1-2 in the 100m.
The girls also had strong individual performers with Laura Voss leading the way in the 100m and 300 hurdles.
Anna Preciado was two seconds away from setting a school record in the 800m and four seconds away in the 1600m.