Stansbury High School track athletes have turned in some terrific performances so far this year, and expectations are high that the progress will continue to soar.
“We have some pretty good athletes, and our depth is our strength,” said coach Steve Allen. “We go fairly in deep in most of the events which helps us pile up team points at meets.”
The Stallions feature a pair of sprinters who have been burning up the track in the 100 meters. Sophomore Hudson Conrad and junior Dallon Didericksen held down the fastest 100-meter times in the state for several weeks regardless of classification. They currently hold the fastest 100 meter times in 3A with Conrad at 10.93 and Didericksen at 10.98.
“Those times are wind-aided, but regardless they are very fast times. Those guys are competing hard and they need to continue to believe in themselves and the team. They have the potential to do some great things,” Allen said.
“Our sprinting strength goes beyond Dallon and Hudson. We also have Chase Christiansen and Zane Anderson. Tyler Jensen is finding himself in the 200 and 400,” the coach said.
“Austin Slade is our top distance runner, and we have a handful of runners who have run sub 5-minute times in the mile Overall, we have a lot of new kids. We’re at the point now where we will go out and lay it all on the line. We need to stay hungry.”
The Stallions feature a trio of excellent throwers in Torrin Hodges, Allan Havilli and Jarom Gleed. Hodges holds the top throw in the javelin in 3A with a toss of 164 feet, 11 inches. Havilli owns the second best toss in the shot put at 46 feet, 8 inches. Gleed is fifth in the javelin with a toss of 150 feet, 9 inches. Havilli is fourth in the state in the discus.
Jaron Moon is fourth in the state in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles.
Grantsville’s 4×100 relay team is at the top in 3A with a time of 44.19. Conrad, Jensen, Anderson and Didericksen are the runners. Stansbury is strong in the 4×400 the sprint medley which features Anderson, Christiansen, Tyler Jensen and Abram Beazer.
Landon Stice is sixth in the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches. Jackson Clausing and Moon are first and second respectively in the long jump at 21 feet, 8.75 inches and 19 feet, 9 inches.
Top marks for the Lady Stallions include a time of 60.89 for Madie Alvey in the 400 meters. Morgan Vorwaller is fifth in state in the 1600 meters with Erika Alvey eighth in the 100 hurdles and seventh in the 300 hurdles.
Maddi Bender, Jenna Becker, Madie Alvey and Brooklyn Searle are fifth in the 4×100 relay. Madie Alvey, Krissy Nobles, Erika Alvey and Vorwaller are fifth in the 4×400 relay. Bender, Shelbi Shields, Madie Alvey and Vorwaller are third in the medley relay.
Bailey Wilson has the second-farthest throw in the 3A javelin at 110 feet, 4 inches, and is eighth in state in the discus. Shields is ninth in the high jump with Maddie Alvey 10th in the long jump.
The Stallions will compete Wednesday at a meet in Tooele against the Buffaloes and Bear River. The Orem Tiger Time Trials are set for Saturday.
Stansbury will host the Tooele County Invitational on Wednesday, May 1 with Tooele, Grantsville, Dugway and Wendover in the field.