Runners offer preview of state championships

May 4 2013 - 10:53pm


PROVO -- BYU's Robison Track Stadium yielded some outstanding times and marks this weekend at the BYU Invitational.

And the state's elite prep track and field performers hope it's just a warm-up to the weeks ahead.

Many of the top runners and field athletes gathered for the BYU Invite on the same track where the UHSAA state track and field championships will be stage in two weeks' time.

Davis won the boys and girls team titles for 3-A/4-A/5-A schools, while North Summit's girls won the 1-A/2-A chase, and finished second amont the boys.

Top of Utah athletes also snared their fair share of the outstanding performer awards. But Ogden's Sarah Feeny might have outdone them all.

Feeny set a pair of state 3-A records in the 3,200 and 1,600 meters to keep her impressive spring going. She ran the 1,600 meters in 4:51.43, and lowered her own record in the 3,200 meters in 10:35.68.

Davis' Shea Martinez won the 800 meters in an impressive 2:08.45, with Ogden's Avery Calton and Feeny right behind.

The Davis girls 1,600-meter relay team also finished first

Sky View's Brenna Porter won the 100 meters and 300-meter hurdles to win the outstanding runner of the meet.

Morgan's Kassie Nagel claimed both the shot put and discus to earn the outstanding field performer of the meet. Her teammate Britten Duerden won the high jump.

In the 1-A/2-A portion of the meet, Layton Christian's Alissa Atisme won the 100 and 200 meters to earn top runner honors. North Summit's Erica Richins won the long jump.

In the 1-A/2-A boys chase, LCA's Nick Edwards matched Atisme with wins in the 100 and 200 and earned outstanding runner honors.

Davis' Trevor Leavitt won the 400 meters, while Layton's Marcus Kemp claimed the high jump. Woods Cross' Jacopo Spano won the 200 meters, while Viewmont's Blake Williams claimed the long jump.

In the decathlon competition, Weber's Cameron Call and Davis' Trace Arbon finished second and third to an out-of-state competitor.

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