Stokes shatters track meet marks

Mar 28 2012 - 11:38pm

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PLAIN CITY -- Three Harry Burchell Memorial City-County records dropped to new lows and Ogden's Jamie Stokes had a hand -- or rather a foot -- in all of them.

"She just buried it," said Coach Don Hall of Stokes' performance in the 3200.

Stokes ran 10:55.63, beating her former teammate Sarah Callister's record by nearly 16 seconds.

The day before Stokes beat another Ogden alumna's record in the 1600, running 5:02.77 to beat Chloe Calton's 5:08.3 record. She also anchored the medley relay's record setting performance, running a 2:16 split on the 800 leg to run a 4:14.3 with Haley Lythgoe, Avery Calton, and Sarah Larson.

And that's not all: Stokes also won the 800 in 2:17.57.

"I'm still happy with my place and time," Stokes said, reflecting on not getting the 800 record too. "I'm just excited about my times and excited about how my team is coming along."

The Weber State-bound senior was awarded the female athlete of the meet for her wins.

Although Ogden had strong performances in the distance races, taking the top four in the 3200 and also winning the 400, with Avery Calton (second in the 800), it was Weber's girls that won the team championship.

Weber pulled ahead the first day of the meet and didn't look back.

"The first day we had 12 girls that competed and each one of them scored a point," said Weber Coach Ryan Ortega. "It was just all around; everybody scored."

Weber's Mykah Heaton, Jonni Arbon and Chantil Martin were the top point-getters for the Warriors with Heaton winning the 300 hurdles (46.03) and the long jump (17-2), and placing second in the 110 hurdles (15.8). Arbon was second in the shotput (33-1 1/2) and first in the discus (112-4), while Martin scored three third places in the shotput (33-1), in the discus (105-8), and in the javelin (98-3).

Weber's 1600 meter relay team, consisting of Michaella Hillstrom, Karlee Deeter, Melissa Tidwell and Heaton, capped the meet with a win in 4:11.85.

In the team scores Weber scored 184 points, 7 points ahead of Fremont and 23 points ahead of Ogden. Roy was fourth with 49 points, Bonneville fifth with 20, St. Joseph's scored 14 and Ben Lomond had 9 points.

Fremont standouts included Tawnie Moore with a win in the 100 hurdles and second in the 300 hurdles, sisters Kayla and Taylor Ivins with first and second places in both the 100 and 200 meters, Jessica Quayle in the high jump (5-2), and Tanisha Daniels in the shot put (35-7).

Roy's Tiler Heiney won the girl's javelin with a throw of 116 feet.

On the boy's side Bonneville's Jaydn Peck led a well-rounded team to the championship. With Peck's wins in the 100 (11.22), 200 (23.59), fourth place in the long jump, and anchoring of the second place 1,600 meter team, he scored the most points of the meet and earned the boy's athlete of the meet award.

His points helped Bonneville to 157.2 points to win over Weber's 129.4 points. Peck said that in the 100 it was his start that got him the win and in the 200 it was his finish.

"I got a perfect start and had a good finish," he said of his 100. "But in the 200 I got a not very good start, but caught up pretty fast. I had a good lean and caught them with the lean."

Other standouts for Bonneville included Joseph Sohler in the 400 (51.42), Abe Weeks in the 800 (1:59.9) and Levi Baird in the long jump (20-9 1/4).

Fremont was third in the boy's team standings, scoring 124.5. They were led by Kelton Thomas with a win in the discus (139-1) and Tucker Hurd's win in the shotput (45-10).

Roy scored 87.7 to place fourth behind the efforts of double winner Cole Eisenhour, who won both the 110 and 300 hurdles with a time of 14.89 and 40.57. Roy's Mike Lacefield won the javelin (147-4).

Ogden was fifth in the team standings, with distance runner Jordon Cross winning the 1600 (4:31.7) and the 3200 (9:47.65). Ben Lomond was sixth with 43 points and St. Joseph was seventh with 5 points total.

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