Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 15, 2018
Stansbury boys win Region 11 track title

SHS girls finish second in final state qualifier 

The Stansbury boys track and field team dominated the Region 14 championship meet, finishing with more than twice as many points as its nearest competitor to capture the region title Thursday at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden.

The Stallions were led by Jacob Medsker, who won both the 110-meter high hurdles (15.78 seconds) and 300 hurdles (40.83). Silas Young won the 200-meter dash (22.73) and was second in the 100, and Xander Littlefield set a new personal record with a winning time of 50.37 in the 400. Josh Oblad won the 3,200 in a season-best time of 9:56.6 and was second in the 1,600 in 4:30.68. Stansbury also swept all three relays, winning the 4×100 in 43.71, the 4×400 in 3:30.07 and the medley in 3:41.76.

Josh Wintch brought home a second-place finish in the 800 (1:58.85). Jared Brown finished second in the shot put (47 feet, 8 inches) and discus (130-10), and Josh Jenkins was second in the long jump (19-9) and third in the high jump (5-8).

Tooele’s boys finished sixth, and were led by Angel Garcia’s third-place finishes in the shot put (45-11 3/4 – PR) and discus (130-2). Aaron Pectol was third in the 400 (51.44), and the Buffaloes’ 4×400 relay team finished second in 3:34.69.

The Stansbury girls finished second to Park City in a hard-fought battle for the region championship, picking up several event championships along the way. Zoe Hales won the 3,200 in a season-best time of 11:53.27 and was second in the 1,600 in 5:24.14. Kayla Alvey won the 300 hurdles (47.15) and McKenna Sargent took the shot put title (34-7). The Stallions also won the 4×400 relay (4:11.72). Other key performances for the Stallions included Aubree Cheney’s runner-up finish in the 400 (personal-best 58.86), a second-place finish in the medley relay (4:33.23), Ashleigh Olsen’s third-place effort in the javelin (personal-best 99-1) and a third-place finish in the 4×100 (50.94).

Tooele finished fifth of seven teams, but was closer to the top spot than the bottom in terms of point total. The Buffaloes were led by sophomore sprinter Makenna McCloy, who won the 100 (12.92) and the 200 (personal-best 25.86). Sammy Thomas won the discus (104-3) and was third in the shot put (32-7 1/2), and Tooele also won the 4×100 relay (50.02).

The Class 4A state meet will take place Thursday and Friday at Brigham Young University in Provo.

Region 13 championships

Grantsville’s boys finished second and the girls team finished third at the Region 13 championship meet, hosted by Morgan High School.

Porter Whitworth led the boys team with three region championships, winning the 800 (2:02.42), 1,600 (4:46.49) and 3,200 (10:40.30). Jeffrey Yadon was the region champion in the high jump (5-10), and Connor Ware finished second in the shot put (personal-best 50-11), discus (130-1 1/2) and javelin (154-2). 

The Cowboys’ 4×400 (3:48.15) and medley (3:48.43) relays also brought home second-place finishes. Braxton Hansen was third in the 110 high hurdles (17.11), and the 4×100 relay team was third in 46.56.

For the Grantsville girls, senior Sabrina Allen won the 1,600 (5:35.64) and 3,200 (12:11.62), and added a third-place finish in the 800 (2:34.28). Ellie Wilson won the Cowboys’ other individual title, finishing first in the high jump (5-0) and also adding a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles (personal-best 17.90). 

Danielle Hunsaker finished second in the 200 (27.23), and Jade Garcia was second in the javelin (104-4). Grantsville’s 4×100 relay team was second in 52.61, and the 4×400 (4:35.27) and medley (4:34.40) relays each finished third. 

Sydney Killian finished third in the discus with a personal-best mark of 84-11 3/4. Ashlee Edwards was third in the long jump at 15-11 3/4.

The Class 3A championship meet will be Friday and Saturday at BYU.

 

Darren Vaughan
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