High School Track Roundup: 3/30

High School Track Roundup: 3/30

SPANISH FORK, Utah-Friday, the Juab track and field team competed at the Mt. Nebo Invitational, hosted by Maple Mountain High School.

The Wasps competed against primarily 4-A, 5-A and 6-A schools, but held their own as the girls and boys each placed seventh overall. The girls posted 51.6 points  and the boys finished with 31 points.

Maple Mountain’s boys and girls defended their home track with aplomb as they each won their respective titles. The Golden Eagles’ boys posted 114.5 points, while the girls edged Salem Hills for the title, 138.5-121.7.

Natalie Tolbert was among the Juab athletes to achieve highly, as she placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles, while teammate Krista Nielson was third in the 300-meter hurdles for the Wasps.

Ronnie Walker placed second in the girls’ 100-meter dash for Juab and fifth in the 200-meter dash. The  Juab girls’ 4 x 400 relay team placed fifth overall and Taya Darrington finished third overall in the javelin.

Kylee Nelson also had a strong showing, finishing fifth in the girls’ shot put.

For the boys, Mcray Stevens placed fourth overall in the 300-meter hurdles, while the Wasps’ medley team finished second overall, out of three participating teams.

The boys’ 4 x 400 team placed a respectable third overall for the Wasps, besting two class 5-A teams in Wasatch and Maple Mountain, as well as Class 4-A Spanish Fork.

Reese Darrington placed sixth in the boys’ shot put, finishing out the Wasps who medaled at this event.