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image Stansbury’s Kaylen Vickers jumps the last hurdle in the 300 hurdles during a home meet on March 28. Vickers won the event with a time of 43.12. He also finished third in the 300 hurdles at a meet in Delta on Saturday which included 28 schools.

April 5, 2012
Athletes excel at Delta Invite

Five Tooele County athletes finished in first place in their respective events at a mega track meet on Saturday, March 31 in Delta. About 28 high schools participated in the meet.

Tooele’s Alyssa Banks continued her dominance in hurdles with a first-place finish in the 100 hurdles and also a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles only 1/100th of second behind the first-place winner from Enterprise High School.

Stansbury’s Austin Slade won the boys 3200 meters and teammate Justin Jenkins continued to dominate in the high jump with another leap of 6 feet, 4 inches to win that event.

Tooele’s Chris Ebert continued a stellar year in track with a leap of 21 feet, 2.75 inches to win the long jump for the Buffaloes. Grantsville’s Rylie Matthews finished first in the girls javelin with a toss of 105 feet, 11 inches, Tooele’s Becca Smaellie was second and Stansbury’s Rebecca Shumway was third Stansbury finished strong as team with a second-place finish when both boys and girls events were tabulated. The Buffaloes finished ninth and the Cowboys placed 12th.

In boys competition Stansbury placed fourth, Tooele 12th and Grantsville 13th. In girls competition it was Stansbury third, Tooele fourth and Grantsville 14th.

Athletes who placed third included Jenkins in the 400, Stansbury’s Kaylen Vickers in the 300 hurdles, Stansbury’s Luke Jones in the 800, Grantsville’s Hailey Stevens in the girls high jump, Tooele’s Becca Smaellie in the girls shot put and Stansbury’s Bailey Wilson in the girls discus. Other top finishes:

Boys 100 meters — Hudson Conrad, SHS, 10th; Damon Thomas, THS, 13th; Caleb Edwards, GHS, 20th

Girls 100 meters — Banks, THS, 11th; Lizzie Stewart, THS, 12th; Madie Alvey, SHS, 13th; Hailey Stevens, GHS, 14th; Maddi Bender, SHS, 20th

Boys 400 meters — Brent Durfee, GHS, ninth; Luke Jones, SHS, 12th

Girls 400 meters — Morgan Vorwaller, SHS, 10th; Rebecca Lords, SHS 14th; Krissy Nobles, SHS, 17th; Taeler Johnson, GHS, 20th

Girls 100 hurdles — Courtenae Nielson, SHS, ninth; Erika Alvey, SHS, 13th; Courtney Chambers, THS 18th

Boys 110 hurdles — Ryan Castagno, GHS, fifth; Bryce Bartlett, GHS, sixth; Ben Medley, THS, ninth

Boys 300 hurdles — Castagno, GHS, seventh; Medley, THS, 12th; Chris Kimler, Dugway, 15th

Girls 300 hurdles — Erika Alvey, SHS, fourth; Hope Wotherspoon, THS, ninth; Whitley Ernst, GHS, 19th

Boys 800 — Kirby Harris, SHS, 12th

Girls 800 — Taeler Johnson, GHS, 15th; Brook Squires, SHS 16th; Kaylea Collings, SHS, 19th; Tali Gomez, SHS, 20th

Boys 1600 — Slade, SHS, sixth; Vickers, SHS, eighth; Aj Walters, SHS, 15th; Kyle Fletcher, THS, 16th; Bryson Stevens, GHS, 17th; Colin Arave, GHS 18th; Harris, SHS, 19th

Girls 1600 — Bronwyn Douglas, SHS, eighth; Squires, SHS, 14th; Lords, SHS, 17th; Sydney Warick, SHS, 18th

Boys 3200 — Harris, SHS, 12th; Arave, GHS, 16th

Girls 3200 — Douglas, SHS, ninth; Warick, SHS, 12th; Squires, SHS, 14th; Maegan Herpich, GHS, 14th; Shawnin Williams, Dugway, 15th

Boys high jump — Nathaniel Broadhead, Dugway, eighth; Kelvin Hardy, GHS, 17th

Girls high jump — Jennifer Christensen, GHS, fifth; Nielson, SHS, seventh; Erika Alvey, SHS, 15th; Matthews, GHS, 20th

Boys long jump — Derrick Rasher, THS, 10th

Girls long jump — Maddie Alvey, SHS, 10th; Matthews, GHS, 11th; Erika Alvey, SHS, 11th; Jenna Becker, SHS, 14th; Nielson, SHS, 17th; Kendal Levine, SHS, 18th

Boys shot put — Allan Havili, SHS, fifth; Torrin Hodges, SHS, 12th; Atu Havili, SHS, 15th; Stanworth, GHS 16th

Girls discus — Smaellie, THS, fourth; Thompson, SHS, fifth; McKenzie Alvarez, THS 14th; Stewart, THS 15th; BreAnn Delaney, GHS, 18th

Boys javelin — Hunter Anderson, SHS, fifth; Rasher, GHS, sixth; Tyler Kelsey, GHS, ninth; Hodges; Stanworth, GHS, 14th; Scott Brady, THS, 15th

Girls javelin — Stewart, THS, fifth; Wilson, SHS, 10th; Searle, THS, 20th

Stansbury’s girls sprint medley relay team finished second with a time of 4:51.77. The team included Brook Cavey, Jenna Becker, Morgan Vorwaller and Bronwyn Douglas.

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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