Tooele County left its mark on the Region 11 track and field championship meet Thursday at Ogden High School, with the athletes from Tooele and Stansbury combining to win 11 individual events.
Stansbury’s boys won the team title with 167 points, giving the Stallions a comfortable 63-point margin over second-place Bonneville. Tooele was third with 101 points, followed by Ogden (95), Park City (91), Juan Diego (29) and Ben Lomond (28). Meanwhile, the SHS girls finished with 114 points, edging Tooele by a single point for second place. Ogden won the girls’ team title with 140 points, with Park City finishing fourth with 109). Bonneville (69), Ben Lomond (38) and Juan Diego (20) rounded out the team standings.
Tooele’s Makenna McCloy was the lone athlete in the meet to win two individual titles, claiming victory in the girls’ 100-meter dash in 12.99 seconds and winning the 200 in 26.46. The Buffaloes also won the 4×100-meter relay in 50.55, and Sammy Thomas won the girls’ discus title with a mark of 114 feet, 3 inches. Those wins came a day after sophomore Aysha Lewis won the long jump title.
Stansbury’s Aubree Cheney was the region champion in the 400 with a time of 1:00.35, joining teammates Jadyn Gagnier (shot put) and Ashleigh Olsen (javelin) as an individual champion. Gagnier added a second-place finish in the 200 (26.74), while the Stallions were second to Tooele in the 4×100 with a time of 50.90. Tooele took second in the 4×400 in 4:23.58, with Stansbury third in 4:29.19.
Tooele’s Emma Stuart (1:02.62 in the 400), Lewis (4-8 in the high jump), Stansbury’s Kylie Nelson (27.37 in the 200) and Kayla Alvey (47.91 in the 300 hurdles) each finished third in their events on Thursday. Tooele’s Bailey Jeppesen (17.38 in the 100 hurdles) and Allison Smith (13.36 in the 100) were joined by Stansbury’s Olivia Conkle (4-8 in the high jump) as fourth-place finishers.
Both the Stallions and the Buffaloes won multiple boys’ event titles as well. Stansbury’s Carson Belnap (4:32.07 in the 1,600), Jet Richins (23.12 in the 200) and Chandler White (142-8 in the javelin) joined 3,200-meter winner Josh Oblad, as well as the SHS sprint medley relay team, as region champions. Tooele won the 4×400-meter relay in 3:27.48, and got individual wins from Justin Rogers (15.82 in the 110 hurdles) and Aaron Pectol (49.74 in the 400). Pectol also finished second in the 100 in 11.19.
Stansbury’s boys finished second in the 4×100 in 44.00. Xander Littlefield was second in the 400 in 50.57, Brenden VanCooney was second in the 200 in 23.20 and Jared Brown was second in the shot put at 48-0. Tooele’s Jared Downard finished second in the 300 hurdles in 43.00.
Oblad (4:32.42 in the 1,600), Tooele’s Joseph Wilkins (51.41 in the 400), Stansbury’s Jay Mackay (134-7 in the javelin) and the Stallions’ 4×400-meter relay team (3:36.71) each finished third. Downard (16.08 in the 110 hurdles) and Rogers (43.76 in the 300 hurdles) were fourth-place finishers, as were Stansbury’s Dillon Carpenter (38-2 in the shot put), Ben Ohmert (52.34 in the 400) and Riley Newmeyer (130-6 in the javelin).
The Grantsville track and field team wrapped up the Region 13 season on Thursday in Morgan, with the girls team finishing second and the boys taking third place.
The girls came into Thursday having already captured two individual titles one day earlier, as Ashlee Edwards won the long jump and Bailee Hill won the discus competition on Wednesday. However, the Cowboys were far from done adding to their trophy case. Danielle Hunsaker won the 200-meter dash in 26.22 seconds, and added a second-place finish in the 100 in 13.09. Erin Hurst won the 300 hurdles in 46.88 and was second in the 100 hurdles in 16.19, and Jade Garcia claimed the javelin title with a mark of 108 feet, 4 inches.
Lynae Echavarria finished second in the high jump at 4-8, and was fourth in the 400 in 1:05.06. Hill was second in the shot put at 30-9, and the Cowboys’ 4×100-meter relay team was second in 51.37. Third-place finishers included Lindsey Palmer in the 1,600 (5:47.20), Edwards in the high jump (4-6), Ashton Ekins in the javelin (102-0) and the 4×400 relay team (4:58.22).
Myranda Arave was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 53.52 and Chloe Gowans was fourth in the javelin with a toss of 94-5 1/2. The Cowboys finished with 113 points, 26 behind first-place Morgan. Judge Memorial (74), South Summit (3) and Summit Academy (1) rounded out the team standings.
Grantsville’s boys had 63 points, one point behind second-place South Summit. Morgan won the team title with 168 1/3 points, with Judge Memorial in fourth with 23 and Summit Academy fifth with 16 2/3. The Cowboys came into the second day of the meet with three individual titles under their belts, as Porter Whitworth won the 3,200 and 800 and Branson Yager won the shot put on Wednesday.
The Cowboys finished second in Thursday’s 4×400-meter relay in 3:44.24, and added a third-place finish in the 4×100 in 47.70. Luke Ussing was third in the discus at 107-7, and Jeffrey Yadon (19-5 3/4 in the long jump) and Paongo Melekiseteki (18.11 in the 110 hurdles) each finished fourth.
The state track and field championships will take place Friday and Saturday at the Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Stadium at Brigham Young University in Provo.