Darts double-dip at tracks championships

May 18 2013 - 10:39pm


PROVO -- Davis High's boys track team scored in every event and finished with 117.5 points, notching their third-consecutive state 5-A championship at Brigham Young University's Clarence F. Robison track on Saturday evening.

"It was a lot of seconds and thirds," Davis coach Corbin Talley said. "It was a really well-rounded team effort and I couldn't be prouder of these guys."

The Davis boys took the gold in the 4x100 and in the medley relay the Darts took top honors with their time of 3:39.30.

Davis senior Ben Bracken captured gold in the discus with a toss that reached 165-1 and the Darts also won 4x100 meters with their combined time of 42.49.

"My team was fantastic," Davis junior Trevor Leavitt said. "Nothing we've accomplished this year could have been possible without good teammates."

Leavitt was third in the 400 meters, while teammate Seth Fortin was third in both the 100 and 200 meter races.

Davis' Marcus Daley captured the long jump title, while teammate Jeff Whitaker was third in the javelin.

In 4-A action, Woods Cross edged out Herriman 85-79 for the state title led by junior Italian foreign exchange student Jacopo Spano who had a busy day netting four medals and taking gold in the 100 meters at 10.77, just ahead of teammate Sean Barton.

"I'm so happy I don't know what to say," Spano, who will return back to Italy for his senior year, said. "This is such a beautiful place with beautiful people, I'm just amazed."

Cam Dopp from Woods Cross grabbed a gold in the 300-meter hurdles and silver in the 110-meter hurdles. Bountiful's Connor Jensen narrowly edged Dopp in the 110-meter hurdles with his time of 14.53.

"The kids really rallied today to make the difference," Woods Cross head coach Sam Wood said. "They scored every point we needed them to score. It really was a team effort and they just battled for each other."


* PLENTY OF IMPRESSIVE TIMES/MARKS: While Davis topped Riverton for the team title, Syracuse ended up sixth, with Layton seventh and Weber ninth overall.

Layton's Marcus Kemp won the high jump on Friday, with teammate Tyler Kendell second and Weber's Cameron Call third. Saturday, Kemp was second to Daley in the long jump, with Fox third.

Syracuse's Mason Woodward and Jordan's Austin Kafentzis battled in the javelin all day long, with Kafentzis winning by a mere foot on the final throw.

The hurdles events were a near sweep of Region 1 stars. In the 110-meter high hurdles, Syracuse's Jaxon Worthen ran first with Weber's Mitch Mordaunt second and Layton's Kendell third. In the 300-meter hurdles, Mordaunt won the race, with Syracuse's Jaxon Thiriot third.


* EDWARDS SHINES FOR LCA: Layton Christian Academy's Nick Edwards took gold in both the 400 meters run with his time of 49.47 and the 100 meters at 11.07.

Edwards helped the Eagles grab gold in the 4x100 as the team combined for a 44.65 time. Teammate Jack Chandler was third in the high jump on Friday. Colin Greenhill finished second in the shot put for the Eagles.

Panguitch won the team title, with Rich second and Layton Christian third overall.


* WILDCATS WIN: Richfield won the team title with North Summit second overall.


* TIGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS: Ogden senior Jose Lemus took silver in the 100 meters at 11.15 and Jordon Cross nabbed gold in the 3,200 meters.

Cross, who has had great success during his years at Ogden, had never won an individual race championship. He has competed in the same division as Park City's Ben Saarel, currently the top-ranked prep runner in the nation.

The Tigers also were third in the 400-meter relay.

"That's what makes the 3,200 win so special," Ogden coach Don Hall said. "It was well-deserved."

Ben Lomond senior Ty Fejerang took gold in the high jump at 6-300.

Morgan sophomore Kole Davis netted silver in the shot put with a distance of 49-7.75.

Desert Hills edged Wasatch for the team title.


* LOCAL SCHOOLS DOMINATE CHASE: Box Elder's Riley Burt nabbed silver in the 200 meters at 22.61, and was third in the 200 meters.. The Bees were third in the medley relay.

Box Elder also got a second-place finish in the pole vault from Michael Harrop.

In the field events, Sky View junior Seth White grabbed gold in the discus with a toss of 161-01. He was second in the shot put.

Bountiful's Connor Jensen struck gold in the 110-meter hurdles. Teammate Lamar Gimmeson was third in the javelin.

Following Woods Cross, Herriman was second, with Sky View sixth, Bountiful seventh and Box Elder ninth overall.


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