Stansbury showed off its team athleticism Wednesday at the first meet of the season against Tooele, Grantsville, Wedover and Rockwell.
Junior Sami Oblad is possibly the top county returner to watch. At last season’s state championship meet, the then-sophomore placed third in the girls 400 meter, second in the 200-meter dash and won the high jump.
On Wednesday, Oblad won the 100-meter dash with a school-record time of 12.52 seconds, beating last year’s non-wind-aided mark of 12.57 set by Michaela Didericksen’s time at the state championship meet.
Oblad also won the 200 in 26.23, the 400 in 58.65 and the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 3 inches. She qualified for this season’s state championship meet by time/distance in every event she competed in Wednesday.
The Stansbury boys 4×100-meter relay team should be excellent this year — sophomore Silas Young, junior McCoy Didericksen and senior Casey Roberts all medalled in the boys 100-meter dash at state. Roberts and Young were also finalists in the 200, and Roberts took second in the boys 400.
Young won the 100 Wednesday with a time of 11.18, beating out Stansbury senior Jamin Peacock’s 11.34, Roberts’ 11.51 and Didericksen’s 11.81. Grantsville seniors Andrew Floyd and Gavin Eyre both finished in 11.79 or faster. The Class 3A qualifying mark for the state championship in the event is 11.49.
Young also won the 400 with a time of 51.82 on Wednesday, beating Roberts’ 51.89. He later took second in the long jump with a personal-record leap of 18 feet, 7.50 inches.
Grantsville’s Nathan Ault won Wednesday’s long jump with his jump of 18-10.50. He also won the high jump Wednesday with a height of 6-02. Grantsville’s McKay Lawrence placed in the high jump at the state meet, and went 5-10 Wednesday. Ault and Jenkins qualified for the state championship meets with jumps greater than or equal to 6-0.
Sophomore Angel Garcia medalled in the boys discus for Tooele. His personal-record throw of more than 135 feet was the top toss from anyone in the state meet who wasn’t a senior. His winning toss Wednesday distanced 128 feet, 10 inches.
Grantsville junior Connor Ware qualified for the state championship meet with a personal record throw Wednesday in the shot put for a distance of 45 feet, even.
Tooele sophomore Makayla Komer is possibly Tooele’s top returner. She did not compete Wednesday, but took second place in the girls 3200-meter at state last year, breaking a 30-year-old school record in the process.
Grantsville junior Sabrina Allen won the 800, 1600 and 3200 on Wednesday.
Grantsville senior jumper Brynn Knight won the girls long jump with a leap of 15-09.50, later setting a personal record in the high jump at 4-09.
Stansbury senior Douglas Woods won Wednesday’s high hurdles race with a time of 16.36, beating junior Jacob Medsker’s personal record of 16.47. The state qualifying mark in the event is 16.23.
Wendover senior sprinter Uriah Trammell took fourth in the boys 100 on Wednesday, qualifying for the 1A state championship meet by time with his 11.68-second finish.