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image Junior Amber Haskell won both girls’ hurdling events for Tooele. She won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.70, and she won the 300-meter hurdles with a time 51.68.

March 13, 2014
Russell, Haskell highlight THS track performances

Senior Brindisy Russell and junior Amber Haskell highlighted the first-place finishes for Tooele in its track meet at Stansbury High School Wednesday.

Russell placed first in the girls’ 400- and 800-meter races. Russell finished the 400 meters in 1:03.33, and she finished the 800 meters in 2:35.00.

Haskell hurdled her way to two victories. She won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.70, and she won the 300-meter hurdles with a time 51.68.

Other top Tooele finishes in the girls’ events included junior Kaitlyn Bresee’s win in the 3200 meters. She finished with a time of 13:25.90.

Other notable finishes for the Tooele girls were Brindisy Russell and junior Kenya Russell finishing in second and third place in the 200 meters. Brindisy Russell placed second at 28.62, and Kenya Russell placed third at 29.96.

Kenya Russell followed Brindisy in the 400 meters with a time of 1:07.71. Sophomore Genesee Bevan finished with a time of 1:12.90 for third place, freshman Tiffanee Bird finished with a time of 1:13.80 and Makenna Murray was fifth at 1:15.09.

Along with her win in the 3200 meters, Bresee placed third in the 1600 meters at 6:06.00.

Senior Melody Callister followed Haskell in the 100-meter hurdles for second place at 18.33. Callister again followed Haskell in the 300-meter hurdles for second place at 53.53.

Sophomore Paris Stewart put up the best showing for the Tooele girls in the field events. She grabbed second place in the discus and then third place in both the shot put and javelin.

Bird and junior Sierra Wagner finished in second and third place in the long jump.

In the boys’ events, senior Chris Bonner placed first in the 400 meters. He raced to a 53.24 finish for the win.

Senior Sean York and sophomore Ryan Brady garnered wins in the field events. York won the javelin with a throw of 159-feet-5-inches. Brady won the long jump with a leap of 17-feet-4-inches.

Other notable boys’ finishes included junior Thomas Wright winning second place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:08.00. York placed second in the discus at 113-feet-4-inches. Bonner finished third in the 100 meters at 11.89. Sophomore Nathan Pollmann finished third in the 110-meter hurdles at 19.70.

Tooele had a strong showing in the shot put with York finishing second with a throw of 35-feet-4-inches. Just behind him was senior Bryan Castro at 35-feet-2-inches for third place. Pollmann finished third in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet.

Tooele’s next track meet is Wednesday at Ben Lomond 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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