Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 1, 2014
Tooele’s York qualifies for state in the javelin

The Tooele High School track team joined 26 other schools mostly from  4A and 5A ranks for competition Saturday at the UVU High School Invitational.

Coach Al Bottema said he was pleased with the performance of his athletes.

“We had an exceptional day with 30 season personal records and some all-time personal bests,” Bottema said. “All the athletes who competed had at least one season or personal best at the meet. Considering the competition at this meet, our athletes did extremely well.”

One highlight of the meet was the performance of senior Sean York. He tossed the javelin 156-08 to finish fifth and qualified for the state championships at BYU in May. York holds the seventh best throw in the javelin this year in all classifications with a toss of 159-05.

Other top finishers for Tooele included senior Brindisy Russell, eighth in the women’s 400 meters; junior Allen Sneed, eighth in the men’s long jump; and freshman Tiffanee Bird, ninth in the women’s long jump.

Bryan Castro scored personal bests in all three throwing events, and Chris Bonner ran personal bests in the 100, 200 and 400 meters.

Tooele will compete at the Juab Invitational on Friday, and at the Delta Invitational on Saturday.

The Deseret Peak Invitational will be held Wednesday, April 9 at Stansbury High School at 4 p.m. All Tooele County high schools have been invited to participate in the event along with Ben Lomond High School. 

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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