Grantsville High track turned in another stellar performance April 16 to win the girls team title in the Juan Diego Catholic Invitational tournament in Sandy.
Shalane Titmus seized three individual crowns while Brooke Bunderson and Sara Reed claimed a pair of gold finishes as well. Kami Tate also grabbed a top finish while Jessica Collings, Shanna Glenn, Jerica Dahlberg, Brittany Sagers, Alexa Bakker, Felicity Silva, Mari Vera, Calli Steele, Sara Hicks, Alyssa Roberts, Kaleena Kartchner, Melanie Johnson, Nicole Killpack and Jenny Nelson all provided excellent scoring depth with high places in their respective individual events.
The victory should set the stage for a strong team standing headed into the Region 11 track and field meet slated Wednesday and Thursday at Morgan High at 3:30 p.m.
Grantsville powered to top team honors in the girls standings with 202.5 points to easily topple runner- up Juan Diego with 143 points.
St. Joseph took the bronze with 70 points followed by Roy (63.5), Logan (45), South Summit (41), Dugway (22), Ogden (8), Layton Christian Academy (8) and North Summit High (1), respectively.
Meanwhile, in the boys, the Cowboys 1600 meter relay team grabbed top honors while Heath Bleazard grabbed a pair of silvers and a bronze to power the GHS boys team to a third-place team finish with 91.5 points. Butch Logan, Phillip Young, Nathan Sandberg, Matt Hislop, Casey Robinson, Kirk Donahue, Brant Harris, Brandon Rigby, Shea Durfee, Dustin Durfee, Danny Clayton and Brian Peterson all contributed to the team finish with valuable depth points.
Roy seized top team honors in the boys final team standings with 188.5 and Juan Diego was second at 158.
Grantsville took third place at 91.5 followed by Logan (60), Dugway (44), St. Joseph (23), South Summit (6), Ogden (4) and North Summit (3), respectively.
Cowboy bronze at Invite
Grantsville fought to a third-place team showing in the boys competition of the Juan Diego Catholic Invitational track and field meet April 16 in Sandy.
Bleazard seized a silver in the long jump with a leap of 18-10 while teammate Kirk Donahue claimed seventh place in the event with a leap of 17- 4. Dugway’s Cody Stromberg took eighth place with a jump of 16-6.
The Cowboy senior also sprinted to a second place in the 200 meter dash with a runner-up finish of 23.92 in the event. Grantsville’s Butch Logan also claimed seventh place in the event at 24.56.
Grantsville’s Phillip Young powered his way to a silver in the 3200 meter run with a second place finish of 10:41.00. Cowboy tandem Danny Clayton (11.44.09) and Brian Peterson (12:09.93) took seventh and eighth place, respectively, for the Cowboys as well.
Young also seized third place in the 1600 meter run with a bronze time of 4:49.28 and grabbed a fifth place in the 800 meter run at 2:08.14.
The Cowboys 1600 meter relay team of Shea Durfee, Logan, Kyle Glenn and Phillip Young claimed top honors in the event with a finish of 3:53.46. The Dugway relay squad of Jason Mathews, Josh McCarty, Josh Nelson and Stromberg joined forces to earn a silver time of 3:53.46.
The Grantsville medley relay of Ryan Blake, Danny Clayton, Josh Davidson and Sandberg also captured second place at 4:16.60 in the event as well.
Bleazard, Durfee, Davidson and Logan also joined together to take third place in the 400 meter relay at 46.94 while the Dugway team of Nick Eddy, Mathews, McCarty and Jake Wall took fourth place in 48.16.
Nathan Sandberg battled to a third place in the high jump with a bronze jump of 5-7.75 while Cowboy teammates Matt Hislop (5-3.75) and Casey Robinson (5- 1.75) also grabbed sixth and seventh place, respectively, to aid the Grantsville team tally.
Bleazard also garnered fourth place in the 100 meter dash at 11.82. Teammate Logan fought to a fourth place in the 400 meter dash at 53.51 and teammate Durfee was right behind in eighth place at 54.94.
Mathews powered his way to a fifth place in the 300 hurdles at 45.83 and Durfee followed in eighth place at 48.28. Mathews also took fifth place in the 110 hurdles at 17.91 as well.
Dane Schofield powered the Mustangs with a top toss of 155- 10 to win the javelin event and teammate Jake Wall was right behind with a fifth place heave of 130-3. Grantsville’s Brant Harris took sixth place at 128-3 and Dugway’s Taylor Schofield claimed an eighth place with a toss of 126-8.
Dane Schofield also grabbed sixth place in the shot put with a heave of 43-11.5 and Grantsville’s Brandon Rigby finished in eighth place at 43-8.25.
Dugway duo Siale Langi (123- 4) and Dane Schofield (104-10) took sixth and eighth place, respectively, for the Mustang cinder squad.
Cowgirls rule Delta
Shalane Titmus and Brooke Bunderson captured strong times and turned in outstanding individual efforts to lead the Cowgirls to the team crown April 9 at Delta. Titmus sprinted to the 100 meter dash in 13.51 to seize top honors in the event. The Cowgirl senior also raced to the 200 meter dash crown in 27.58 to provide valuable first place points to the Cowgirl squad.
Titmus, Bunderson, Jerica Dahlberg and Kellie Young combined forces to earn a silver in the 400 meter relay at 53.37 to record high team points as well. Bunderson and Titmus battled it out in the high jump. Bunderson vaulted 4-11 to capture a silver in the event while Titmus jumped 4- 9 to grab fourth place in the final standings.
Bunderson vaulted 15-10 to win the long jump and tally more team points for the Cowgirls.
The Cowgirl junior also fought to a fifth place in the 400 meter dash with a finish of 1:05.
Calli Steele uncorked a toss of 101-1 to seize third place in the javelin and teammate Mari Vera was right behind with a fourth place toss of 100-10.
Alexa Bakker battled to a fourth place time in the 100 hurdles at 18.14 and teammate Kalena Kartchner was right behind in eighth place at 18.69.
Felicity Silva unleashed a fifth place heave of 30-11 in the shot put and Ashley Puderbaugh garnered seventh place with a throw of 29-7.
Sara Reed battled to a sixth place in the 1600 meter run with a finish of 5:58 and also took eighth place in the grueling 3200 meter run at 13:09.
Kartchner also grabbed eighth place in the 300 hurdles at 54.47.
Dahlberg, Young, Shanna Glenn and Brittany Sagers combined forces to take eight place in the medley relay at 5:03.
For the boys, Phillip Young paved the way for the squad. The Cowboy senior powered to a fourth place time of 2:06 in the 800 meter run and later tacked on a sixth place finish of 4:51 in the 1600 meter run.
The Cowboys 1600 meter relay team of Brent Mouritsen, Butch Logan, Brian Graff and Young joined together to earn sixth place at 4:47 in the event.