PROVO -- On a soggy Clarence F. Robison Track at Brigham Young University Saturday, the Davis High School girls track team proved for the third consecutive year why they deserve to be state 5-A champs.
"It feels phenomenal," Davis coach Corbin Talley said. "All three have been really special and every year you just see kids work hard together, and I think this team has done an incredible job of working hard together with a purpose."
Davis scored an incredible 161.5 points, nearly double a second-place Bingham team that scored 71.
The Darts scored in almost every event and were anchored by efforts from seasoned veterans like Christine Van Brocklin, who after crashing in the 100-meter hurdles early in the meet, came back and took first in the 300-meter hurdles with a 44.65 run.
"At the starting line I was just thinking about how this was the last time I'd be racing for Davis," Van Brocklin said. "I wanted to race with my heart. This is something I've worked hard for."
Davis seniors Shea Martinez and Ellie Child finished first and second in the 1,600 meters with their respective times of 4:55.69 and 4:58.96. Martinez also grabbed gold in the girls 800, finishing just short of breaking her own state record. The golds marked the third consecutive year on the top spot in both events for Martinez.
"It wasn't what I wanted to run in the 800," Martinez said. "But winning was nice and I really wanted to three-peat in both events."
Martinez also anchored a Davis relay team that dominated the 4x400.
Child ran second in Saturday's 3,200 meters.
In the field, Davis senior Jessica Richardson won the discus event with a distance of 130-04.50, and was third in the shot put, while junior Kendall Sargent grabbed silver in the javelin for the Darts with her throw of 123-06.
Davis senior Bailey Carling won the 100 meters at 12.31, and the 200 meters as well, and the Darts also picked up a win in the 4x100 relay final with a combined time of 49.05. The Darts' Taylor Cox was second in the 800.
"We've got some great seniors that have led us and put so much into it," Talley said.
Fremont finished third, with Viewmont sixth, Weber seventh and Northridge eighth.
Fremont was led by Tawnie Moore, who won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.80. Kayla Ivins was second to Carling in the 100 meters, and third in the 200 meters, and also was second in the long jump. The Silver Wolves' Jessica Quayle was third in the high jump, while Whitney Fowers was third in the javelin.
Weber was led by Emily Black, who won the 400 meters and was second in the 200 meters.
Syracuse's Suzanne Richardson ran third in the 300-meter hurdles.
* LCA's ATISME SHINES: Layton Christian Academy senior Alyssa Atisme took gold in both the girls 100 meters at 12.26 and the 400 meters with a time of 59.93. Atisme also grabbed the top spot in the long jump with a distance of 16-10.25.
Saint Joseph's nabbed second in the 4x400 relay. The Jayhawks were led by Lyna Garcia's third-place run in the 3,200 meters.
Panguitch won the team title, with Rich fourth, LCA fifth and St. Joseph seventh.
North Summit won the 2-A championship.
* FEENY FINISHES STRONG: Junior Sarah Feeny grabbed the top spot in both the 1,600 meter, and the 3,200 meter races, finishing second in the 800 meters with Avery Calton third. Ogden finished first in the medley with a combined time of 4:03.22
Bear River sophomore Whitney Wilcox grabbed silver in both the girls 100 meters at 12.50 and the 400 meters with a time of 57.66. The Bears also finished second in the 4x100 relay with a time of 50.19. Teammate Terrell Womack was third in the shot put and
In the field events, Morgan senior Kassie Nagel won both the shot put with her distance of 43-10.50 and the discus at 122-03. The Trojans' Chandler Weitzeil was third in both the 100 and 200 meters.
Park City won the team crown, with Cedar second and Wasatch third. Ogden was fourth, with Morgan sixth and Bear River seventh.
* BEES FINISH FOURTH: Sky View senior Brenna Porter won the 100 meters, was second in the 200, then grabbed the top spot in the 300-meter hurdles with her time of 42.02. She was second in the long jump, with Box Elder's Lana Willard third.
Box Elder was third in the medley relay.
In the high jump, Box Elder senior Mitzi Munns took silver with a jump of 5-5 behind by Woods Cross senior Marissa Appiah. Woods Cross' Jordyn Wensel won the discus.
Herriman won the 4-A title, with Orem second. Box Elder was fourth, followed by Sky View, with Mountain Crest seventh and Woods Cross eighth.