OGDEN -- Three was the number of choice Saturday at the seventh annual Jayhawk Invitational high school volleyball tournament.
Three, as in:
* Three consecutive team titles for tournament host St. Joseph.
* Three straight most valuable player awards for the Jayhawks' Britt Sederholm.
In the 11-team tournament held Friday and Saturday at St. Joseph and Ogden High, the Jayhawks swept six matches -- each in two sets -- ringing up a three-peat with a 25-19, 25-17 victory over Rowland Hall-St. Mark's at Phil Russell Basketball Court.
"No, it doesn't get old winning the tournament," said St. Joseph junior outside hitter Britt Sederholm. "My freshman year was the first time St. Joseph ever won this tournament. We practice really hard to prepare for this tournament. So we like to give it our all."
Sederholm, who played middle blocker her first two years, had 11 kills, seven digs and one ace.
"This is my first year at outside hitter," she said. "It's a big adjustment, but I have awesome girls as teammates who help me out a lot. Outside hitter is a different position on the court in seeing the blocker. I really just love the team, so it doesn't matter where I play."
Audra Thurston had four kills, two solo blocks and one block assist; Daniele Shinaut had three kills and three digs; setter Bailey Pacheco had nine assists and three digs; setter Emily Jackson had seven assists and one ace; and libero Mady White had 11 digs for the undefeated Jayhawks (10-0 overall), who had four aces and committed nine service errors.
Thurston, who played middle blocker in 2011, is joined at that position by Elizabeth Toman, who played on St. Joseph's JV team last year.
"We have two new setters, Bailey and Emily," the 16-year-old Sederholm said. "This is their first year setting, so to see how well they've done is impressive. We're running the same offense, but with different setters.
"They each work hard and it doesn't matter who is on the floor," she said. "It's just how we work as a team."
Joining Sederholm on the all-tournament team from St. Joseph were Jessie Bischoff, Thurston and White, along with Layton Christian freshman Felicia Marshall.
"Our team is mostly made up of juniors and we've played together since our freshman year. We're pretty close away from volleyball," Sederholm said. "Our focus is to work hard every day."
Sederholm has yet to give a verbal college commitment.
"I visited some (NCAA) Division I and II schools unofficially this summer," she said. "We mostly looked at Pepperdine and Point Loma (Nazarene University)."
Ogden (5-7) went 3-3 at the two-day Jayhawk Invitational.
* TABIONA 17, ST. JOSEPH 2 (5 INNNGS): At Ogden High, another poor fourth inning doomed the Jayhawks in Saturday's non-league battle.
Similar to Wednesday's loss to West Ridge Academy in a league showdown, St. Joseph committed a couple of errors and it steamrolled into a 12-run outburst for the Tigers.
Franz Ruggiero and Alex Sloan each had RBI singles for the Jayhawks, who face Intermountain Christian on Wednesday for a spot in the state 1-A tournament.
* DAVIS GIRLS RUN FIRST, DARTS BOYS SECOND AT BYU: At Provo, Davis ran past Ogden in the BYU Autumn Classic cross country race on Friday.
In the elite girls gace, Davis' Ellie Child edged Ogden's Sarah Feeny 18:03 to 18:05 for first place, with the Darts' Shea Martinez third.
Ogden's Jessica Sams (sixth) and Melissa Garrett (10th) and Davis' Kami Dixon (seventh) also made the top 10/
American Fork, Davis and Ogden finished 1-2-3 in the elite boys race, with three Top of Utah runners snagging the top three spots individually.
Sky View's Conner Martz won the race, with Ogden's Jordon Cross and Logan's Jerrell Mock right behind him.
Davis' Brayden Cromar finished fifth overall.
In the open high school races, the deep Davis squad finished first in the girls and second in the boys races. Earlier in the week, the Darts swept the Davis District Championships at Layton Commons Park.
Most of the elite cross country teams are also preparing for next weekend's Bob Firman Invitational in Boise, Idaho. Those teams are chasing spots in the Nike Regionals later in the year.
* ROYAL RUN: Bingham won the boys and girls races in the Royal Run Cross Country Challenge on Friday afternoon.
Bountiful's Megan Spehar was fourth in the girls race, with St. Joseph's Lyna Garcia sixth.
In the boys race, Bountiful's Marcus Lindmeir ran third to lead the local runners. Fremont's Kaden Winter led his team to a third-place team finish.