Aaron Lesué has made a few big catches over the past few years.
The Utah Blaze receiver made the Guinness World Records list with a catch this week you have to see to believe.
Monday at the Mascot Bowl in Lehi, Lesué set a world record by hauling in a football that was thrown by the Utah Jazz’s Bear from 350 feet in the air.
The ball was estimated to have reached speeds over 80 miles per hour, and Lesué hauled it in to delight of the many fans.
The annual Mascot Bowl was established to raise money for the “Firemen and Friends for Kids” charity.
To see the catch, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-0VK4FBvqY&feature=player_embedded.
Hall of Famers
It was a big week for induction ceremonies.
BYU’s athletic department inducted five former athletes into the school’s Hall of Fame on Thursday at LaVell Edwards Stadium: football players Gordon Gravelle and John Tait, cross country athlete Elizabeth Jackson, men’s gymnast Cortney Bramwell and men’s volleyball player Hector Lebron.
On Wednesday, the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame inducted a quartet at Utah Olympic Park. The group included Phil Jones, Lyle Nelson, Beat von Allmen and Karen Budge-Eaton.
Budge-Eaton, a Jackson, Wyo., native, was an internatinal competitor, as was Allmen. Jones and Nelson, Idaho natives, spent many years as ski instructors in Utah.
WSU women’s soccer freshman forward Mackenzie Harrison has been named the Weber State student-athlete of the week. ...
As the seasons change and the bowling leagues rev up, we offer congratulations to Milton Bullock, who achieved his first-ever 300 game while bowling on the Friendship Seniors League at Ben Lomond Lanes on Sept 10. A pretty good accomplishment for Bullock, who turns 82 on Sunday. ... Former USU receiver Kevin Curtis is the grand marshall for the school’s homecoming this weekend. ... The third Layton Marathon and first Huntsville Marathon are set for today.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or email@example.com.