Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 7, 2018
2018 Tooele County High Schools Track

The 2018 high school track and field season came to a close last month in Provo, with a couple state championship medals making the trip home to Tooele County.

The Stansbury boys sprint medley relay team, consisting of Silas Young, Jet Richins, Xander Littlefield and Josh Wintch, won its Class 4A championship race by more than four seconds. Grantsville’s Connor Ware was also a state champion, winning the Class 3A shot put championship by 4 1/2 inches.

Stansbury’s boys team finished third in Class 4A, while Tooele finished 24th with seventh-place finishes by Justin Rogers and Angel Garcia in the 110-meter hurdles and discus, respectively. On the girls side, Tooele finished eighth as thrower Sammy Thomas finished second in the discus, and Stansbury finished 11th with a fifth-place finish by Kayla Alvey in the 300-meter hurdles.

Grantsville’s boys finished seventh in Class 3A as distance runner Porter Whitworth finished second in the 3,200-meter run, while the girls team finished ninth behind fourth-place finishes by Sabrina Allen (1,600 and 3,200) and Jade Garcia (javelin).

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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