The Virgin Valley High School Bulldog Track and Field squad qualified 7 athletes for the NIAA 3A State meet in Carson City on May 18 and May 19. The qualifiers placed first to fourth place in the NIAA 3A Southern Conference meet held at Moapa Valley High School this past weekend. The Lady Dogs placed fourth in the meet with 70 points behind winner Moapa Valley (109 points), Sunrise Mountain (95 Points) and Mojave (77 points). “Julia Ramirez had a great meet,” said Bulldog coach Gary Hartman. “Ramirez won the 400 meters and placed second in the 300 meter hurdles and ran a leg on the second place 4X400 meter relay team. Nikita Eskelsen also had a nice meet finishing first in the long jump and ran legs on the two Bulldog qualifying relay teams.” Ramirez, Eskelsen along with Rainee Brito and Macee Bundy finished third in the 4X100 relay plus a qualifying fourth in the 4X200 meter relay. The Bulldog 4X400 relay team qualified for the State Meet with a second place finish behind Moapa Valley. Alyssa Ponce joined Ramirez, Brito and Bundy on the run.

The Bulldog men qualified two, Braden Bingham (high jump) and Ty Bryant (pole vault). The Dawgs finished with 20 points in the men’s meet. Mesquite Local News congratulates all the athletes and wishes them well next week at State.