GCHS track & field wins another contest

The Grand County track and field team took first place at the Temple View Invite on Friday, April 5, in Manti.

More than 20 schools participated in the tournament. The boys took first place with a score of 130. The girls came in fifth place with 50 points. Overall, Grand won first prize with a combined score of 180.

Eli Hazlett was a triple crown winner. He won the 100-, 200-, and 300-meters races. Connor Guerrero took second in the 200-meters and Corbin Arbon placed third. Arbon placed sixth in the 100-meters and Guerrero secured seventh in the 100-meters. Ryelan Jones came in seventh in the 400-meters.

Guerrero leaped into first in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. When Guerrero runs in the 110 or 300-meter hurdles, he will typically finish in first or second.

Kylah Ricks ran away with first place in the 8,000- and 1,600-meters for the Lady Devils.

Jessica Anderson picked up ninth place in the 1,600-meters out of 32 other runners. Morgan Lewis launched and landed in fourth placed in the girls high jump.

For the boys, Jayden Dowd took eighth in the high jump. Malachi Ricks earned second place in the 3,200-meters in 10:32.15. Kaine Allred soared to a second-place finish in the boys long jump; Arbon took sixth place in that event. Dante Wells nailed fifth place in javelin. Carlin Bierscheid had a first-place finish in boys shot put; Austin Johnson took fourth and Jarom Shumway landed in fifth place for that event. Shumway finished third in discus with 114-00-feet; Bierscheid was fifth in discus.

Veda Gritts fired her way to a first-place finish in girls shot put and she finished second in javelin.