The Tooele and Grantsville track and field teams took part in the Ogden Invitational on Friday, bringing home two individual event victories and a slew of personal-best efforts.
Grantsville’s Jade Garcia won the girls’ javelin competition with a toss of 110 feet, 2 inches, while Tooele’s girls’ 4×100-meter relay team posted a winning time of 51.19 seconds. Tooele’s girls edged Grantsville by three points for seventh place in the team standings.
Makenna McCloy finished second in the 100-meter dash (season-best 12.69) and 200-meter dash (25.82) for Tooele. Other top performers for the Buffaloes included Bailey Jeppesen (fourth in the 100 hurdles in a personal-best time of 17.02), Emma Stuart (sixth in the 400 in 1:03.36) and Hannah Jenkins (eighth in the 100 hurdles with a season-best time of 18.14). The Buffs also finished fifth in the sprint medley relay in 4:52.74.
Grantsville’s Danielle Hunsaker was third in the 200 (season-best 26.75), fourth in the long jump (15-8) and fifth in the 100 (personal-best 13.08). Lindsey Palmer was sixth in the 800 (2:42.97) and eighth in the 1,600 (5:59.24), and Hillary Cloward finished fifth in the javelin (89-1). Lynae Echavarria (seventh in the high jump at 4-6) and Chloe Gowans (eighth in the javelin at 80-4) rounded out the Cowboys’ scoring.
Tooele’s boys finished seventh and Grantsville was 11th. Aaron Pectol finished second in the 400 (50.69), fourth in the 200 (PR of 23.03) and fifth in the 100 (PR of 11.27) for the Buffs, while Jared Downard was fifth in the 110 hurdles (PR of 16.10) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (43.36). Joseph Wilkins was sixth in the 400 with a PR of 52.22 and added an eighth-place finish in the 100 in 11.41. Teagun Palmer (PR of 2:06.88 in the 800) and Gavin Ware (5-6 in the high jump) each finished eighth in their events. The Buffs were sixth in the 4×100 relay in 48.31 and seventh in the medley relay in 4:11.63.