Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 26, 2013
Tooele runners fly past competitors in tri-meet

by Mark Watson

Sports Editor

Tooele’s runners showed off their skills Wednesday at home in a meet against Bear River and Morgan.

The boys picked up first-place finishes in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs.

Alex Toone clocked the second fastest time in 3A so far this season in the 100 meters . Toone won the race with a time of 11.47. He also claimed victory in the 200 meters with a time of 23.38.

Logan Pectol won the 400 meters with a time of 53.93. Teammates Thomas Wright and Toone were not far behind Pectol with times of 56.12 and 56.80 respectively.

Kyle Fletcher won the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.73, and Wright finished second at 2:16.87. Devin Franks placed fifth in the event at 2:24.76. Fletcher also won the 1600 meters with a time of 5:03.39 with Franks in second at 5:03.74.

Nick Gamble won the 3200-meter race with a time of 12:23.40. Only three runners competed in the 3200.

Tooele’s Wyatt Rapich finished fourth in the 100 hurdles at 22.02 with Rico Yslas fifth and Michael Valencia sixth. Valencia was the top finisher for the Buffaloes in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.14.

The Buffaloes also won the 4×100 with a time of 45.75. The team included Drew Petersen, Chris Bonner, Pectol and Toone.

Logan Shields and Sean York were at the top in the discus with tosses of 99-feet-6-inches for Shields; and 97-feet-9-inches for York.

Evan Fletcher and Michael Wilson both hit 5 feet even on the high jump for third and fourth place. York led the pack in the javelin with a lengthy throw of 145-feet-7.75-inches. Mott placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 37-feet-3.5-inches.

The Brady brothers were superb in the long jump, finishing first and second at the meet. Jake Brady jumped 17-feet-8.5-inches for first place, while Ryan Brady hit 17-feet-5.75-inches for second place.

Alyssa Banks led the way for Tooele with first-place finishes in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She clocked 16.59 in the 100 and 49.42 in the 300.

Other top finishes for the girls included a second place for Mikayla Arnold in the 800 meters, second place for Shawni Williams, and Courtney Chambers fourth in the 100 hurdles.

Banks finished second in the 200 meters with Melody Callister third, Kenya Russell fourth and Stacy Medley sixth. Callister also finished third in the 300 hurdles.

Kaitlyn Bresee placed second in the 3200 meters with a time of 2:56.60 with Williams third at 14:40.62.

Taylor Thomas placed third in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet-2.5-inches. McKenzie Alvarez finished fourt in the shot put with a throw of 26-feet-4.5-inches. Crystal Ruby placed sixth with a toss of 24-feet-10.5-inches.

Tooele, Grantsville and Stansbury compete Wednesday at Stansbury High School at the Deseret Peak Invitational.


Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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