Team finishes strong at BYU event that featured over 100 schools
The Grand County Track and Field team finished high in the huge Mr. Mac/BYU Invite on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, at Brigham Young University in Provo. Over 100 schools from Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho 1A-6A divisions participated in the tournament.
The Grand County boys team 1A-3A score was 44.333 and the team took fourth place overall. The boys team was the highest ranked 1A-3A Utah school after 17 events.
The girls team was sixth overall with 33 points in the 1A-3A section. Combined, the boys and girls took fourth place overall in the 1A-3A with 77.333 points. The team was the second highest ranked Utah team in the 1A-3A division. The Red Devils are 3A.
Kylah Ricks won second place in the 3200-meters and the 1600-meters. She earned third in the 800-meters for the Lady Red Devils. Ricks was the best in Utah 1A-3A class in the 3200-meters.
For the boys, Connor Guerrero took seventh place in 110-meter hurdles and jumped into the fourth spot in the 300-meter hurdles.
Eli Hazlett ran away with first place in the boys 400-meters race with a time of 48.25; Hazlett was best in Utah 1A-3A in the event. Hazlett placed third in the 200-meters.
In team action, Hazlett, Guerrero, Kasey Kemp, Teddy Park, Corbin Arbon and Kaine Allred, earned second place in the 4×100 timed finals. Allred, Arbon, Ryelan Jones, Evan Ellison, Jimmie Johnson and Malachi Ricks landed in the sixth spot in the sprint medley.
Morgan Lewis, Annabelle Garrett, Auburn Jackman, Emree Olsen, Jessica Anderson and Anika Scherer came in ninth place in the girls sprint medley.
Park soared to a three-way tie for eighth place in the high jump with 6-00.00-ft.
Veda Gritts earned second place in girls shot put – and finished best in the Utah 1A-3A division. Gritts took sixth place in javelin. For the boys, Carlin Bierscheid fired to fifth place in shot put.
The team was scheduled to compete in the Region 15 Championship meet in Manti, on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday May 8, after The Times-Independent’s B section went to press. Look for the outcome in the May 16 edition.