PROVO -- A slow start for the Davis High boys at BYU's Clarence Robison Stadium on Saturday morning looked like it would ruin their chances at a state 5-A track championship.
That was before the 800 meters.
"This morning we were hitting some road blocks and missing some points," Davis coach Corbin Talley said. "We were looking for a spark, something to get our team going again."
It came in the 800 meters.
Davis' Brad Nye finished first followed by a gutsy fourth place at the line from Joe White catapulting the Darts back into the top spot on their way to 94 total points and a state championship.
"That 800 just totally inspired us," Talley. "That 15 points put us right back where we needed to be."
Nye also finished second in the 1,600 on Friday, and a state-record 194-foot javelin toss from senior Spencer Betker iced the cake for the Darts.
"I got emotional," Betker said. "I was walking off the field by myself and I was like 'man, I made history today.' "
Davis teammate Jacob Ferrell was third in the javelin.
Davis got a third from Marcus Daley in the high jump and a fourth from Tyson Bullock in the long jump and fourth from Landon Simonsen in the shot put to add to the Darts' impressive point total.
Syracuse finished fifth as a team, with Clearfield 10th.
In other 5-A results, Syracuse senior Hunter Naisbitt struck gold in both the shot put and discus, with teammate Preston Williams third in the 800 meters. Clearfield hurdler Austin Warner was a strong second in the 110-meter high hurdles as well as the 300-meter hurdles.
Sky View captured a state title with 78 team points. Brady Martin's win in the 400 meters, second in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meters helped the Bobcats while Anthony Israelson cleared 6-01.00 in the high jump and the Bobcats took second in the 4x100.
Bonneville's Zack Koger was good enough for second in the javelin with his toss of 50.52.
Woods Cross finished third with Box Elder fifth.
Box Elder got second from Braden Perry in both the 800 and 3,200 to go with his 1,600 meters run on Friday. Sean Smith was third in the discus and fourth in the shot put.
Hurricane won the team title, with Bear River the top local finished in 10th. Bear River's Drake Walker was second in the 100 meters and followed it up with a second in the 200 meters..
Layton Christian Academy's Nick Edwards logged a second-place finish in the 100 meters with a time of 11.01 and the Eagles logged a second place finish in the 4x100 relay.
Grand County was the team champion.
St. Joseph senior Daniel Philpot's time of 4:37.54 in the 1,600 meters was good enough for gold and the senior tacked on another win in the 800 meters for the Jayhawks.
"It feels good," he said. "This year I ran a PR (personal record) in the mile and I didn't PR once last year."
Rich won the title, with St. Joseph sixth.
St. Joseph also turned in a second place performance in the boys medley relay with their time of 3:55.04. Sam Weil ran third in the 3,200.
* 4-A CHAMPIONSHIP: At Salt Lake City's Libery Park, Timpview won the team title by a point over Highland.
Bonneville's Parker Jones and Tyler Heaton won a pair of matches on Friday to advance to Saturday's semifinals before losing at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively. The Lakers' Jay Walter won his opener on Friday at No. 2 singles.
* 3-A CHAMPIONSHIP: At BYU, Desert Hills won four of the five brackets to run away with the 3-A crown.
Morgan's No. 1 doubles duo of Christian Wiscombe and Zane Farris won a pair of matches on Friday before losing Saturday's semifinals.