GCHS track team competes at SUU Invitational
by Jeff Richards
contributing writer
Apr 29, 2010 | 888 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Grand County High School track team participated in the SUU Coliseum Championships track meet April 23-24 at Cedar City. The meet featured athletes from more than two dozen high schools.

GCHS senior Sam DeMars-Conoly broke a 22-year-old school record by finishing the 110-meter hurdles in 15.33 seconds in the preliminaries. He broke Kyle Lankford’s previous school mark of 15.42, set in 1988. DeMars-Conoly finished second in the race to Tim Long of Hurricane.

Also at the SUU meet, DeMars-Conoly took second in the 300-meter hurdles, and placed seventh in the 200-meter dash.

Other highlights for the Red Devil boys included a seventh-place finish by Kevin Ballard in the discus, and the GCHS 4x400-meter relay team took fifth, with runners Erik Wermuth, Joseph Hawks, Wyatt Brown, and DeMars-Conoly competing in that event.

“Also, our first ever competitor in the 2000-meter steeplechase was Ice Kesavadhana, and he did a great job,” said GCHS assistant coach Stacey Garrett, adding that other outstanding performances for the GCHS boys included Stanton Rodriguez with a shot put throw of 37-feet 9-inches and Chris Young with a time of 5:00.72 in the 1600-meter run.

For the GCHS girls, sophomore Rachel Garrett placed fifth in the discus.

Next up for the GCHS track team will be the BYU Invitational in Provo April 30 and May 1, followed by the region meet at Salina May 5. The state track meet will take place May 14-15, also at BYU.

Copyright 2013 The Times-Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

report abuse...

Express yourself:

We're glad to give readers a forum to express their points of view on issues important to this community. That forum is the “Letters to the Editor.” Letters to the editor may be submitted directly to The Times-Independent through this link and will be published in the print edition of the newspaper. All letters must be the original work of the letter writer – form letters will not be accepted. All letters must include the actual first and last name of the letter writer, the writer’s address, city and state and telephone number. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

Letters may not exceed 400 words in length, must be regarding issues of general interest to the community, and may not include personal attacks, offensive language, ethnic or racial slurs, or attacks on personal or religious beliefs. Letters should focus on a single issue. Letters that proselytize or focus on theological debates will not be published. During political campaigns, The Times-Independent will not publish letters supporting or opposing any local candidate. Thank you letters are generally not accepted for publication unless the letter has a public purpose. Thank you letters dealing with private matters that compliment or complain about a business or individual will not be published. Nor will letters listing the names of individuals and/or businesses that supported a cause or event. Thank you letters about good Samaritan acts will be considered at the discretion of the newspaper.