State Track Meet: Day 1 (5/19)

Published on May 19, 2017 at 08:12AM


PROVO, Utah (AP)-For the first time in at least five years, the UHSAA State Track and Field championships commenced with no prospects of rain, snow or terrible wind.

With temperatures in the high 50’s/low 60’s expected for Friday’s competition, the conditions could not be more propitious for runners.

Sadie Sargent of North Summit was the first champion of the day, winning the 2-A girls’ 1600-meter title in a time of 5:03.43. Her teammate, Maggie Zwahlen, placed second with Manti’s Madison Norris finishing third. Sheilah Cheruiyot of Wasatch Academy placed fourth and in fifth, was Samantha Williams of Beaver.

Mic Webster of Cedar won the 3-A girls’ mile championship in a time of 5:06 12 with Desert Hills’ Bailey Brinkerhoff, Samantha Nelson and Laynee Wells, finishing second, third and fourth, respectively.

Kate Hunter of Provo, in 5 minutes flat, won the 4-A girls’ 1600-meter run title and in 5-A Bingham’s Whitney Rich in 4:55.39, took the crown.

In the 1-A girls’ 1600-meter run, Tintic’s Bailey Wall took the state title in a time of 5:19.70. Taylia Norris of Panguitch finished second overall and her teammate, Jordan Bennett, finished fifth.

For the boys, the 2-A 1600-meter champion was Millard’s Conner Cox as Dj Matthews of Summit Academy placed second and Jordan Cheney of Manti was third.

In the boys’ 3-A 1600-meter run, Hurricane’s Caleb Armstrong took the state title with Josh Wintch of Stansbury placing second. Richfield’s Jonathan Monsen placed fifth overall in the event.

The 2-A girls’ shot put championship was won by Teanette Almanza of Delta with a toss of 33-11.50 feet. Finishing second was North Sevier’s Hailey Higgs with teammate Kenzie Mason placing third. Kjerstin Birch of Manti placed fourth with Madeline Birk of North Summit finishing fifth.

The boys’ 1-A 1600-meter run title was won by Altamont’s Carson Belnap in 4:42.68 while Austin Dean of Valley placed second and Spencer Jarvis of Piute placed third. Jonah Schoppe of Panguitch was fourth and Bryce Valley’s Easton Syrett placed fifth.

The 1-A boys’ discus champion was Monticello’s Carson Duncan winning with a toss of 141-04.75 feet while Daniel Horton of Parowan was second. Brennan Wagner of Tabiona placed third with Jaren Frandsen and Jace Eyre of Panguitch finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

In the 1-A girls’ javelin, Andee Cornia of Rich won the state title with a toss of 102-05.25 feet while Bailey Wall of Tintic placed second. Bryce Valley’s Emilee Courtight placed fifth overall in the standings.

The 3-A girls’ long jump was won by Sarah Ohlwiler with Carbon with a leap of 17-06.25 feet.

Elly Williams of Desert Hills won the girls’ 3-A shot put title with a toss of 40-04.25 feet while Juab’s Emily Nelson placed fourth overall in the event.

Delta’s Jantsen Manis won the 2-A boys’ discus championship with a toss of 152-03.50 feet. His teammate, Gordon Seui, was second, with Beaver’s Austin Carter placing third. Chase Fowles of Delta and Max Asper of North Sevier finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Acey Orton of Panguitch won the 1-A boys’ high jump championship with a leap of 6-feet 4 inches with Beaver’s Taylor MacDonald matching Orton’s leap and winning the 2-A boys’ high jump title.

Tintic’s Bailey Wall ensued in her great Friday, winning the 1-A girls’ javelin crown with a toss of 121-06.25 feet. Bryce Valley’s Emilee Courtright was second in the event with Brynnli Nelson of Wayne finishing third. Andee Cornia of Rich was fourth and Mikaylee Morgan of Piute placed fifth overall.

Enterprise’s Shelby Lyman won the 2-A girls’ javelin title with a toss of 124-07.25 feet while Asha Anderson of Delta placed second. Millard’s Kaitlyn Kesler finished third and Linley White of Beaver placed fourth overall. Kenzie Mason of North Sevier finished fifth in the event.

Richfield’s Abigail Woolsey won the 3-A girls’ javelin crown, posting a toss of 120-02.50 feet. Lissie Wetmoreland of Bear River finished second and Camryn Johnson of Snow Canyon was third.

The 3-A boys’ discus crown was won by Morgan’s Dillon Petty, posting a toss of 143-00.50 feet.

The 1-A girls long jump saw Bryce Valley’s Madi Syrett win a state championship, as she leaped 16-00.25 feet with Autumn Rogerson of Parowan placing second and Kasidie Thomas of Tabiona finishing third in the event.

Saint Joseph’s Katheleen Tomon won the girls’ shot put title in 1-A with a toss of 31-01.25 feet as Mikaylee Morgan of Piute finished second and Altamont’s Rashea Thacker was third. Emri Roberts of Piute placed fourth and Bobbie Griffin of Escalante placed fifth in the event.

The 1-A girls’ medley champion was Panguitch as the Bobcats posted a time of 4:33.35 with Duchesne finishing in second and Milford placing third. The 2-A girls’ medley champion was North Summit while the Braves ran it in 4:19.22. Maeser Prep finished second with Manti placing third. Millard and North Sevier placed fourth and fifth in the event, respectively.

The Desert Hills girls won the 3-A medley as the Thunder ran it in 4:16.75 with Richfield placing second and Cedar finishing third overall.

The 1-A boys’ medley championship was won by Milford in a time of 3:44.73 while Bryce Valley placed second and Valley and Wayne’s squads placed third and fourth, respectively.

The 2-A girls’ long jump was won by Jaslyn Gardner of Enterprise with a leap of 16-06.50 feet and Samantha Widley of Maeser Prep placed second. Madeline Pruden of American Leadership was third while North Sevier star Peyton Torgerson placed fourth overall in the event.

Hurricane’s boys won the 3-A medley title with a run of 3:33.78 with Stansbury, Desert Hills and Cedar finishing second through fourth respectively.

The final championship won on Friday in 3-A was Dallin Snyder of Morgan in the boys’ long jump with a leap of 6 feet 6 inches. Josh Thomas of Richfield placed second while Kaden Broadhead of Desert Hills was third and Riley Ballard of Hurricane, Aaron Clark of Juab and Stansbury’s Josh Jenkins all tied for fourth.

Through Day 1 of competition: Panguitch’s girls have the lead in 1-A with 24 points while Piute is close behind with 21 points. Tintic is currently third, Saint Joseph is fourth and Bryce Valley is at fifth.

For the 1-A boys thus far, Panguitch has 29 points while Valley has 20 for second. Monticello is third, Bryce Valley is fourth and Altamont is fifth with 12 points.

In 2-A for the girls, North Summit currently leads with 39 points and North Sevier is second with 31 points. Delta is third, Enterprise is checking in at fourth and Manti is fifth.

The 2-A boys are led by Delta with 33 points, easily blowing away second-place Millard for now with 20 points. Beaver is third, Manti is in fourth and Grand checks in at fifth.

The 3-A girls are led by Desert Hills, who has amassed 58 points and Cedar and Carbon are far behind, each tied for second with 20 points apiece. Richfield is fourth and Snow Canyon is fifth.

Finally, Hurricane is in first with 32 points for the boys, with Desert Hills in second at 27 points. Morgan and Stansbury are tied for third with Richfield checking in at fifth place after one day of competition.

Saturday is championship day, generally speaking, and so the intensity will ratchet to another level at Robison Track.

With Juab’s softball team having been eliminated from competition Friday, track and field is the only event left to cover for the 2016-17 season for teams in the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area and Saturday will be rife with great action.