Tooele County’s track teams featured individuals who put in top performances on May 18-19 at the state championship track meet, highlighted by some first-place finishes.
Stansbury High School’s boys track team sprinted to a fifth-place finish at the state track meet on May 19, scoring almost half of its points thanks to two events.
One of those events was the 4×100 relay team of Hudson Conrad, Dallin Didericksen, Ky Bender and Justin Jenkins. The quad put together Stallion speed and burned up the track with a time of 43.53 to win a state title in the event. That scored 10 points for Stansbury. Jenkins also placed second in the high jump with a personal best of 6-feet-6-inches to score 8 more points.
Jennifer Christensen and Hailey Stevens represented the Grantsville girls in the track meet with their high jumps. Christensen and Stevens both hit 5-feet-6-inches on their high jumps to finish in third and fourth place. Christensen hit her mark faster than Stevens hit hers so Christensen was awarded third place.
Tooele senior Becca Smaellie finished fourth in the javelin on the girls’ side with a throw of 117-feet-7-inches.
Other notable 3A performances included a fifth-place finish by Stansbury’s Lyndsie Thompson in the discus, a sixth-place finish by Madie Alvey in the 400-yard dash, and a ninth-place finish in the medley relay with Madi Bender, Jenna Becker, Abigail Beazer and Morgan Vorwaller.
Tooele’s Alyssa Banks placed eighth in both the 100-yard and 300-yard hurdles. Tooele’s Logan Pectol placed ninth in the 400-yard dash.
Dugway and Wendover athletes put together notable performances in the 1A state meet as well.
Katie Nielson represented Dugway with a championship finish in the 800-yard race and a second-place finish in the 1600-yard race. She also anchored the fifth-place medley relay team with teammates Kylee Morse, Bailey Broadhead and Shawni Williams.
The Wendover girls were led by Maria Aguire, finishing second in the shot put and in fourth place in the discus. Erika Maldonado placed third in the long jump, and Margarita Bermejo finished fifth in the 100-yard hurdles.