Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 9, 2019
Track stars compete at region

The first day of the Region 13 and Region 11 track and field championship meets was kind to Tooele County, with several region champions being crowned and teams well in contention for the top spot.

Grantsville won five individual region titles and a relay title during the Region 13 meet Wednesday in Morgan, and both the boys and girls teams sit in second place, well within striking distance of first-place Morgan. Porter Whitworth won the boys’ 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 0.79 seconds, and added another title in the 3,200 in 10:40.39. Branson Yager won the boys’ shot put title with a mark of 41 feet, 10 inches. For the girls, Ashlee Edwards earned the long jump title with a leap of 17-2 3/4, and Bailee Hill captured the discus title with a toss of 98-3 1/2. Grantsville’s boys sprint medley squad won its race in 3:52.66.

Other top finishers for the Cowboys included Jeffrey Yadon, who was second in the boys’ high jump at 5-10. Danielle Hunsaker was second in the girls long jump at 17-0 3/4, and Lindsey Palmer was third in the girls’ 3,200 (12:38.65) and fourth in the 800 (2:36.94). Grantsville’s girls were third in the medley relay in 5:29.84. Sydney Killian was fourth in the girls’ discus (95-2 1/2).

James Fuluvaka was fifth in the boys’ shot put (38-5 1/2) and seventh in the javelin (128-4). Izaiah Sanders was fifth in the 800 (2:10.8), Daltyn Peasnall was fifth in the javelin (132-7 1/2) and Eleanor Lowery was fifth in the girls’ 800 (2:37.31). Lynae Echavarria (14-9 in the girls’ long jump) and Chloe Gowans (85-9 1/2 in the girls’ discus) each finished sixth, and Caden Williams was seventh in the boys’ 3,200 in 11:18.12. Alexa Byrd was eighth in the girls’ discus at 73-7.

At Ogden, Stansbury’s boys and girls teams each find themselves in second place in the Region 11 meet, while Tooele’s boys are in fourth and the girls are in fifth. Stansbury and Tooele combined to win four individual championships and a relay title on Wednesday.

Stansbury’s Jadyn Gagnier is the region champion in the girls’ shot put with a mark of 33-1 1/2. Her teammate, Ashleigh Olsen, won the girls’ javelin at 102-0, and Tooele’s Aysha Lewis won the long jump at 16-2 1/4. Stansbury’s Josh Oblad won the boys’ 3,200 in 9:48.24, and the Stallions won the boys’ medley relay in 3:36.32.

Stansbury’s Mackenna Sargent finished second to Gagnier in the shot put at 33-0, followed by Tooele’s Sammy Thomas at 32-10. Stansbury’s girls were second in the medley relay in 4:35.91. Tooele’s Allie Miles (16-0 1/2) and Emma Taggart (14-8) were third and fourth, respectively, in the long jump. 

Carson Belnap was right on Oblad’s heels in the 3,200, finishing second in 9:49.08. Tyler Seeley was sixth in 10:30.36, and Jeremy Ruebush was eighth in 10:32.56. In the 800, Oblad was third (2:01.66), followed closely by Tooele’s Aaron Pectol (2:01.99) in fourth and Stansbury’s Talmage Ricks in sixth (2:02.93). Tooele’s Teagun Palmer was seventh in 2:04.37 and Stansbury’s Trevor Jensen was eighth in 2:04.70.

Stansbury’s Jared Brown finished second in the boys’ discus at 135-11 1/4, with Tooele’s Cameron Simko third at 127-2 and the Buffaloes’ Parker Gowans seventh at 113-10. Tooele’s boys sprint medley relay team finished fourth in 3:54.18.

Gagnier was sixth in the girls’ javelin at 82-0 1/2, followed by teammate Madison Welch in seventh (79-4) and Tooele’s Bailey Jeppesen (79-4) in eighth. Tooele’s Holly Johansen was seventh in the girls’ 3,200 (12:40.33) and Gavin Ware was seventh in the boys’ high jump (5-8). Stansbury’s Joelle Spilker was eighth in the girls’ 800 in 2:30.95.


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