The SHS track and field athletes have been working very hard to qualify for State Meet Competition this year and expectations are high after a 1st place trophy for the girl’s and a 2nd place finish for the boy’s last season. This has been a year of new comers and rebuilding especially on the girl’s team. Individual State Qualifying marks have been accomplished by a number of our athletes. These requirements for 4A can be found at: http://uhsaa.org/btrack/2012/StateQualifyingStandards.pdf
“Top girls who have qualified and will be competing at State thus far are Aimee Wheeler, Mindy Stapel, Malia Nawahine, Lauren Pilcher, Kate Hullinger, Megan Marchbanks, Holly Sumsion, Perla Lagunes, and freshmen McKayla Montgomery, Genna Murray and Teija Rosenberg. Some of our athletes who are very close to qualifying are Emma Graves, Alexis Delange, Hannah Nelson, Shayni Brailsford, and Natalie McCracken.” Coach Corey Wales said, “All these girls are working so hard and want to get to State to show what we have been doing to get ready for a great competition.”
Coach Jeff Wales said on the boy’s side, “We have Jessi Noll, Jalon Miyasaki, Trevor Church, Dallen Stark, Austin Johnson, Justin Ollerton, Caleb McCray, Mitch Maye, Kalin Snapp, Grant Evans, Evan Benson, Nathan Brush, Murphy Nadauld, Jake Johnson and freshman Taylor Cannon. Still others who are still working hard to reach their qualifying marks are Owen Gardner, Ty Sheilds, Parker Brady, Jantzen Dalley, Tyler Ercanbrack, Michael Bartholomew, Nathan Israelsen, Mitchell Rose, and Andrew Clyde. We are not finished getting ready for our State competition till Region had been scored. The top three individual finishers are automatically in and we are hopeful we will be able to get our distance runners in if they don’t run the times to qualify.”
The next two track meets will be this week (for state qualifiers only) on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May, at BYU. Then next week is the Region 8 championships to be held on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, over at Mountain View High School track. All the athletes will be participating to get ready for the final goal State Track Meet with all 4A teams. This will be held on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at BYU track.
*Photos by Mark Spencer