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April 23, 2013
Tooele shines at Taylorsville Invite

The Tooele High School track team competed in the Taylorsville Invitational on Saturday.

There were 22 schools at the meet. Tooele was one of only three 3A schools, and the rest were all 4A and 5A.

“Many of our athletes ran their best times of the year, even though there was a cool north wind and scattered  light rain throughout the day,” said coach Al Bottema.

The THS  boys medley relay team of Chris Bonner, Alex Toone, Logan Pectol and Kyle Fletcher finished third and qualified for state. Logan Pectol was third in the 400 meters with a personal best for this year of 51.81.

Chris Bonner and Taylor Boswell also recorded personal records in the 400 meters.

Sean York placed third in the Javelin with a throw of 154 feet, 10 inches. Logan Mott placed eighth in the  discus and ninth in the shot. The boys 4×100 meter relay team, Tayler Boswell, Chris Bonner Logan Pectol and Alex Toone ran a 45.85 and an eighth-place finish.

The Tooele girls were led by Alyssa Banks and Brindisy Russell. Alyssa placed third in the 100 meter hurdles with a 16.11 and was fifth in the 300M hurdles with a 49.12. Russell finished the 400 meters in sixth place with a time of 61.92. She then teamed up in the 4x400M relay with Alyssa Banks, Stacey Medley and Kiyome Johnson to record a 4:19.68 which was good enough for sixth place. Taylor Thomas placed ninth in the long jump with a personal best of 14’ 09”.

“We continue to improve and we are proud of the progress that each athlete is making. The hard work and conditioning at practice is beginning to pay big dividends,” Bottema said.

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