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image Granstville’s Trace Edwards and Nephi Meono compete in the boys’ 100 meters at GHS on Wednesday. Meono placed fourth and Edwards fifth behind teammates Lorenzo Silva and Conner Collings.

March 13, 2014
GHS track snags 12 first-place finishes vs. Ben Lomond

The Grantsville track and field team hosted Ben Lomond on Wednesday and came away with 12 first-place finishes between the boys and girls teams.

Senior Colin Arave earned first place in two events, which was half of the first-place awards on the boys’ side. With a time of 2:16.34, Arave finished in first place in the 800 meters ahead of two Ben Lomond racers. Senior Zach Gregory finished in fourth place with a time of 2:26.27. Sophomore Cameron Potter finished in sixth place at 2:33.18.

Arave also finished in first place in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:58.43. Ben Lomond racers filled second through fifth place before junior Tyson Elfors finished in sixth place with a time of 5:18.68.

The other two first-place finishes came from freshman Colton Tate in the 300-meter hurdles at 54.56 and the boys medley relay team at 4:24.71.

There were a few second- and third-place finishes as well. Junior Lorenzo Silva finished in second place in the 100 meters with a time of 12.25. Just behind him were junior Conner Collings in third place at 12.28, junior Nephi Meono in fourth at 12.32 and sophomore Trayce Edwards in fifth at 12.52.

In the 3200 meters, senior Brandon Passey finished in second place with a time of 11:39.78, and Gregory finished in fourth at 11:55.71.

Freshman Gavin Eyre took second place in the 110-meter hurdles at 22.89, followed by Tate in third place at 23.15.

Freshman Nathan Ault finished in second place in the high jump with a leap of 5-feet-6-inches. Elfors placed behind him in third at 5-feet-4-inches, and Collings placed fifth at 5-feet-0-inches.

Collings and Ault both placed in the top five in the long jump as well. Collings finished in second place at 17-feet-3-inches.

Other notable scores came from junior A.J. Weaver, who placed fourth in both the discus and javelin. He tossed the discus 81-feet-4.5-inches, and the javelin 75-feet-9.5-inches.

Hailey Stevens earned the most first-place awards for the girls with three total. She placed first in the high jump, long jump and 100-meter hurdles. She leaped 5-feet-0-inches in the high jump and 16-feet-1.5-inches in the long jump. She finished the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.50.

Other first-place finishers were Senior Kristen Rust, who finished first in the 1600 meters at 6:24.99, senior Allie Beckett in the 3200 meters at 15:33.02, senior Whitley Ernst in the 300-meter hurdles at 53.86, sophomore Kalli Hammond in the discus with a toss of 78-feet-2-inches, and the 4×400 relay team at 5:07.58.

Grantsville also had two racers in second and third place in the 100-meter hurdles. Ernst finished at 20.00 for second place, and senior Natasha Keller finished at 21.75 for third.

In the 200 meters, two Grantsville racers finished in the top five. Freshman Holly Wayman finished second at 31.43, and freshman Caitlynn Smith finished fourth with a time of 32.29.

Smith then finished second in the 400 meters to lead Grantsville racers. She finished with a time of 1:19.69. Junior Amanda Soltes finished third with a time of 1:24.90.

Rust placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:56.21. She was followed by senior Lisa Sandberg in fourth place with a time of 3:00.78.

Sophomore Terni Daybell finished behind Beckett in the 3200 meters for second place at 17:26.27. Keller finished the 300-meter hurdles at 58.16 for third.

The Grantsville girls also had top five finishes in the field events.

Senior Hailey Durfee placed second in the shot put with a throw of 25-feet-7-inches. Junior Kimberly Brown finished behind Hammond in the discus with a throw of 71-feet-0-inches for third place, followed by Durfee in fourth place with a toss of 70-feet-0-inches.

Sandberg and sophomore Gracie Atkin rounded out the top six in the discus throw. Sandberg threw 64-feet-7-inches, and Atkin threw 64-feet-3.5-inches. Atkin then placed fifth for the highest Grantsville score in the javelin at 72-feet-9.5-inches.

Freshman Rylie Ekins placed second in the high jump at 4-feet-4-inches, and freshman Brynn Knight finished third with 4-feet-2inches.

Ekins and Knight also finished in the top five in the long jump. Knight placed fourth at 11-feet-10-inches, and Ekins placed fifth at 11-feet-7.25-inches.

Beckett and freshman Ryleigh Estrada placed in the top five in the 1600 meters. Beckett finished in fourth place at 6:55.62, and Estrada finished fifth at 7:19.43.

Grantsville’s next track meet will be Wednesday at Bear River High School. 

Richard Briggs

Community News Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Richard Briggs is community news editor, sports writer and copy editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Born in San Diego and raised in St. George, Briggs graduated with a degree in communications from Dixie State College in 2012. While there he worked three years for the college’s newspaper, the Dixie Sun, as a sports writer and sports editor. During his senior year, he was editor in chief. Briggs also is a 2005 graduate from Snow Canyon High School. From 2006 to 2008 he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints in Kentucky. As community news editor, Briggs writes, edits and manages editorial and photographic content for the Transcript-Bulletin’s inside pages and sections, including Hometown and Bulletin Board.

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