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.
Grantsville powered to top team honors in the girls standings with 202.5 points to easily toppled runner-up Juan Diego with 143 points. St. Joseph took the bronze with 70 points.
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) and Dugway (44), respectively.
Cowgirls seize Invite crown
The Grantsville High scoring depth paid big dividends April 16 in Sandy.
Titmus vaulted to the high jump crown with a winning leap of 5-1.75 and teammate Bunderson was right behind with a bronze jump of 4-9.75 in the same event.
Bunderson topped the long jump event with a winning leap of 16-5 while Titmus sprinted to the 100 meter dash crown with a gold time of 13.17. The Cowgirl senior also topped the 200 meter dash field with a first place finish of 26.76.
Bunderson answered with a victory in the 400 meter dash at 1:02.74 and teammate Melanie Johnson took fourth place in the same event at 1:05.14.
Reed captured the 800 meter run in 2:38.87 and also seized the 3200 meter run in 13:42.29 while teammate Killpack was right behind with a silver finish of 13:53.83 in the same event.
Tate topped the 100 meter hurdles with a first place finish of 17.36 and Bakker was right behind with a runner-up time of 17.67.
The Cowgirl sprint relay squad of Bunderson, Jessica Collings, Tate and Titmus fought to a first place in the event with a top time of 52.11.
Collings, Dahlberg, Johnson and Reed also topped the 1600 meter relay event in 4:27.90.
Collings, Dahlberg, Glenn and Sagers helped the Cowgirls capture a first place sweep of the three relays with a top time of 4:58.14 in the medley relay. The Lady Mustangs squad of Atkins, Mathews, McCarty and Nichols took fifth place in the event at 5:12.80.
Tate also seized a silver in the 300 hurdles with a second place finish of 50.76 while Cowgirl duo Bakker (51.30) and Kartchner (52.57) finished in third and fourth place, respectively. Dugway’s Caitlin Atkins also grabbed eighth place at 56.93.
Reed battled to runner-up honors in the 1600 meter run at 6:03.05 and teammate Sagers earned sixth place at 6:21.18.
Vera uncorked a third place heave in the javelin with a bronze toss of 99-1 and teammate Steele was right behind with a fourth place heave of 98-0. Hicks also claimed sixth place with a toss of 86-5 and Dugway’s Billings took seventh place at 83-0 in the event.
Silva took fourth place in the shot put with a heave of 30-6 to aid the Cowgirl scoring and Dugway’s Kari Billings took eighth place in the event at 25-9.5.
Dugway’s Leah Pierce grabbed a sixth place in the discus with a heave of 81-1 and Grantsville’s Silva took seventh place at 79-8.
A story on the boys results will be published in a future edition.