Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 21, 2019
Grantsville, Stansbury win relay state titles

Stallions’ Oblad, Belnap capture titles in 4A distance races 

Tooele County came away from the state track and field meet with a number of impressive performances, including a quartet of event championships.

Three of those title-winning performances came from Stansbury’s boys. On Friday at the Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Stadium at Brigham Young University in Provo, Stallions junior Josh Oblad won the Class 4A boys’ 3,200-meter run with a time of 9 minutes, 35.15 seconds. Later that afternoon, Brenden VanCooney, Jet Richins, Xander Littlefield and Carson Belnap won the 4A boys’ sprint medley title in 3:33.36, shortly after Grantsville’s Darin Sandberg, Daltyn Peasnall, Izaiah Sanders and Porter Whitworth won the 3A title in 3:42.31. Belnap earned Tooele County’s fourth event win of the weekend with a time of 4:19.71 in the 4A boys’ 1,600 on Saturday morning.

The Stansbury boys had the highest team finish of any local squad, finishing fifth behind state champion Desert Hills, co-runners-up Orem and Spanish Fork and fourth-place Hurricane. Oblad finished fourth in the 1,600 in 4:20.86. Jared Brown finished fifth in the shot put at 49 feet, 1 1/4 inches, and was sixth in the discus at 139-9 1/4. The Stallions finished fifth in the 4×400-meter relay in 3:25.71 with a team of VanCooney, Oblad, Belnap and Littlefield.

Tooele’s boys were 21st in Class 4A. Aaron Pectol finished fifth in the 400 in 50.09, and Joseph Wilkins was eighth in 50.64. Jared Downard was eighth in the 110 hurdles in 15.92.

The Tooele girls finished eighth as a team as Cedar beat Desert Hills by a single point for the 4A title. Orem, Lehi and Hurricane rounded out the top five, while Sky View and Pine View tied for sixth just two points ahead of the Buffaloes. 

Sammy Thomas led THS with a second-place finish in the discus, recording a toss of 117-6 1/4, and Makenna McCloy brought home third place in the 100 (12.52) and sixth in the 200 (26.25). Allie Miles was third in the high jump at 5-4. Allison Smith, Emma Taggart, Julia Smith and McCloy were third in the 4×100 relay in 49.80.

Stansbury’s girls finished in a tie for 19th place. Aubree Cheney recorded the Stallions’ lone points of the meet with a third-place finish in the 400, crossing the finish line in 59.25.

In Class 3A, the Grantsville boys finished in eighth place. Morgan beat defending champion Grand for the championship, with Emery third, Delta fourth and Richfield sixth. Juab was sixth and South Summit was seventh.

Whitworth was second in both the 3,200 (9:53.60) and 800 (1:57.06) on Friday, and added a third-place finish in the 1,600 (4:29.30) on Saturday. Branson Yager was fourth in the shot put with a mark of 43-3 1/4, and Jeffrey Yadon tied for seventh in the high jump at 5-8 for the Cowboys.

Grantsville’s girls also finished eighth, trailing seventh-place Judge Memorial by just two points.  Delta won the team championship, followed by Juab, Grand, Union, Morgan and Richfield. Danielle Hunsaker led the Cowboys, finishing third in the 200 (26.57), fifth in the long jump (16-4) and seventh in the 100 (13.30). Erin Hurst was fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.87) and fifth in the 300 hurdles (47.45), and joined Lynae Echavarria, Ashlee Edwards and Hunsaker for a fourth-place finish in the 4×100 in 52.58. Jade Garcia was fourth in the javelin with a mark of 115-4 1/4.

Edwards was sixth in the long jump at 16-2 1/2, and Bailee Hill was eighth in the shot put at 31-11. 

Wendover’s girls tied with Wayne for sixth place in Class 1A, as Panguitch edged Milford for the state title. Piute was third, followed by Monticello and Bryce Valley.

The Wildcats had three third-place finishes, including a thrilling effort by the medley relay team of Kaylie Guzman, Verenice Garcia, Alana Henderson and Yanely Dueñas, which finished with a time of 4:48.75. Henderson was third in the 400 (1:01.78), third in the 100 (13.65) and seventh in the 200 (28.72), and Adriana Delgadillo was third in the discus (98-0 1/2). Garcia, KD Anna Peterson, Dueñas and Guzman were fifth in the 4×400 relay in 4:47.47. 

Guzman was seventh in the 300 hurdles in 51.78 and Dueñas was eighth in the 1,600 in 6:08.21.


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