PROVO -- Not this time.
After four consecutive years of coming in second place, the Davis High School girls took care of some sweet business Saturday at the State 5-A track and field championships held at BYU's Clarence Robison Stadium.
The determined Darts got things rolling on Friday then poured it on even thicker a day later, blowing away the competition by scoring 146.5 points, well ahead of second-place Riverton (73) and third-place Herriman 57.
"All day long today the girls just outperformed," coach Corbin Talley said. "We thought a good meet would be 120 points -- like, a really good meet. We were thrilled with the way the girls did today."
All it all it was an interesting, if not bittersweet day for several Top of Utah girls programs.
Both Ogden and St. Joseph earned second-place finishes in their respective classes. Each school performed well on the track side, but ultimately were edged out thanks to other school's success in the field events.
Ogden was topped by Springville, 79-77.5, in the 4-A competition and St. Joseph lost out to Rich, 108.5-106, in the 1-A ranks.
Bear River wound up taking fourth in the 3-A championships and Layton Christian finished 11th in the 2-A.
Through it all, it was the Darts who kept pushing themselves to take the 5-A crown.
"As the day went on, they were phenomenal," Talley said. "They just fed off each other. It was incredible. Our team really came together this afternoon."
It was obvious the Darts didn't want to endure another second-place finish. Most of the senior athletes were around for the previous seasons and wanted to know what it felt like to hoist the winner's trophy.
"We've been second for the past four years and we're really grateful we have a strong enough team (to win) this year," said senior Sarah Oldham.
Davis picked up big points in the 100-meter hurdles when juniors Sylvia Harrison and Adelyn Jones finished 1-2, with Weber's Mykah Heaton and Fremont's Tawnie Moore third and fourth, respectively.
Harrison also finished second in the 100 sprint and Oldham took first in the 300-meter hurdles.
Syracuse's Mayra Franco was third in the 100 meters.
Roy's Lauren Navidomski was second in the high jump.
The Tigers were in the lead throughout the day and looked to have the title secured until the final field event of the day, when Springville picked up 16 points in the high jump.
Honestly, I thought we had it," Ogden coach Don Hall said. "But those things happen. (But) I'm really proud of the girls."
Ogden's highlight of the day was in the medley relay, which the Tigers won thanks in part to Avery Calton, who dove across the finish line.
Ogden's Cassidy Callahan was second in the discus.
Box Elder's McKenzie Johnson finished third in the long jump and was fifth in the 400 meters.
Kaitlyn Wilcox won the 4-A 400 meters in impressive fashion and ran third in the 100 meters. Teammate Kapri Beus was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Morgan's Chelsey Stegelmeier was second in the discus. Ben Lomond's McKenzie Abbott finished third in the long jump.
Layton Christian's Alissa Atisme ran second in both the 100 and 200 meters.
Like Ogden, St. Joseph was in position to bring home the top prize, but was passed late in the day by Rich.
Alex Shaw won the 3,200 meters as well as the 1,600, while teammate Andrea Chavez, a senior, won the 400 and the 800.
"That's my favorite distance," Chavez said. "The 400, I don't get very nervous, I just have fun. The 800 is where I put all my hard work into. I love the 800."
Michelle Howe finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles for the Jayhawks.