This past weekend, the Track team left the frigid temperatures and spring snow storms to Hurricane to participate in the Hurricane Valley Rotary Invitational. While several of our top athletes missed this meet for an early start to Spring Break, both teams had respectable finishes with personal bests recorded across the board.
The girls team took 5th out of 15 scoring teams with a total of 54 points. Abbie Randall started with a 5th place finish in the 1600m on Friday, improving her time by 2.5 seconds with a 5:22.06 finish. Annie Hill then had a great race in the 100m hurdles, placing 1st in her heat and 3rd overall advancing to finals with a 16.15. Sydney Hales also placed 1st in her 400m heat, placing 3rd overall in the trials with a time of 1:01.62 also advancing to finals. Next the girls medley (Karissa Bingham, Sydney Hales, Sydney Price, Anna Baird) placed 3rd overall with a time of 4:40.63. Sydney Hales finished the running events on Friday with an 8th place finish in the trials, advancing to finals with a time of 27.71. For the field events, Sydney Hiatt threw a 25.70 in the trials earning 6th place and advancing to finals. During finals, she was not able to throw past her 25.70 mark, earning 7th place overall.
Abbie started Saturday morning with a 1st place finish in the 3200m running an 11:28.51, a 21 second PR. Annie Hill set a personal best in the 100m Hurdles finals with a 3rd place finish running a 15.77 and earning a spot at the State Meet. The girls 4×100 (Callie Griffith, Lucy Clawson, Miranda Ross, Jennifer Lythgoe) ran a 54.58 earning 9th place. Sydney Hales ran a 1:00.64 in the 400m finals earning 4th place overall. Sydney Hales also participated in the 200m finals with a 5th place finish running a 27.71. The girls 4×400 (Makayla Bastos, Sydney Price, Jennifer Lythgoe, Sydney Hales) ran a 4:13.53 earning 2nd place overall. For the field events, Karissa Bingham jumped a 15-2.50 earning 5th place in the trails and advancing to the finals. In the finals event, Karissa jumped a 15-11.50 earning 3rd place overall. In the girls Javelin, both Quincy Olney and Ellie Tuddenham had throws that earned them a spot in the finals. Quincy threw a 99-.50 earning 6th place and Ellie threw a 93-.75 earning 9th place. Neither Quincy or Ellie had a mark farther than their trials throws which resulted in Quincy placing 7th and Ellie 9th overall.
The boys team took 11th place out of 15 scoring schools. Kellin Olsen ran a 53.45 in the 400m winning his heat and taking 3rd overall advancing to finals on Saturday. For the field events, Jay Nelson threw the shot put 40-5 earning 9th place and advancing to finals. In the finals, Jay threw an 40-11.50 earning 8th place overall.
Saturday morning the boys 4×100 (Kaden Smith, Hayden Stocking, Peter Meuzelaar, Seth Saxton) placed 6th with a time of 46.87. Kellin did not race in the finals of the 400m due to the 800m immediately after, which is his main event. Kellin started the 800m in 4th place running the first 200m in 27 seconds. He ran his first lap in :57, moving into 3rd place which he maintained until he had 100m left. Kellin then put the hammer down and blew past his competitors taking 1st with a time of 1:59.09. The boys 4x400m (Matt Johnston, Mack Hinckley, Carson Guymon, Kellin Olsen) ran to a 3rd place finish with a 3:39.08.
For a complete listing of results, please go to runnercard.com. This week is spring break and we will not be attending any meets. Tuesday April 9th we will be hosting a Region meet at the WHS track. Events start at 3:30. The Varsity team will be traveling to Riverton on Friday April 12th.