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.