PROVO -- Jamie Stokes is slowing down off the track and picking up speed when she is on it.
Two weeks away from the state 4-A meet, the Ogden High senior reaffirmed her status as one of the state's elite distance runners with a victory at the BYU Invitational on Saturday in the 1,600 meters over the runner who beat her in the 3,200 meters on Friday.
Stokes passed North Sanpete's Kody Kleven on the final turn to win in 5 minutes, 6.53 seconds. The scenario was reversed when Kleven made the late surge and overtook Stokes to win the 3,200 meters.
"I was just thinking that I only had 100 (meters) left, so I was going to give it my all," Stokes said. "We went out in a big pack the first two or three laps, and I just made my move on the last laps."
Stokes said she is pleased with her progress. She started the season running the 3,200 meters at a 5:20 clip.
"I'm very happy about how I did," Stokes said. "I'm cutting back my time each time."
Stokes' victory, along with Lauren Crockett winning the high jump in 5 feet, 8 inches helped the Tigers take fourth place in the girls standings.
Davis High claimed the boys team championship.
The Darts withstood American Fork's strength in the distance events and easily won the team standings by 23 points, 68-45.
Riverton and Pleasant Grove tied for third place, just one point behind first-place Davis High.
Kyler Sprague, of Davis, was second in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (39.33) and fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles (15.18.) Ben Poulson was second in the 800 meters (1:57.10).
Joe White won the decathlon and the Darts wrapped things up with a 1,600-meter relay victory in 3:23.90.
The Top of Utah was best represented in the field events.
Anna Moulding of Ben Lomond won the discus (117-9), while Jordan Wilde, of Morgan, won the javelin with a throw of 173-4.
Hunter Nesbitt, of Syracuse, took the shot put (50-6) and Sam Morris, of Roy, won the long jump (17-8!1/2).
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