Mountain View easily won the girls' division title, while Viewmont and Bingham remain tied for first in the boys' division with one event remaining of the annual Davis High Track and Field Invitational.
Wind and rains, which plagued athletes all afternoon Saturday, forced postponement of the pole vault competition until Monday at noon on the Davis High track. Host Davis is third in boys with 61 points, and boasts the state's best vaulter in Dixon Brown, but it will likely be either the Vikings or Miners who win the team championship.Despite the sloppy conditions, Davis High's Russ Elggren and West Jordan's Angie Palmer were named Athletes of the Meet, each winners in all of their events. Elggren captured both hurdle events and was part of the winning 1600-meter relay team. Palmer took firsts in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and as a member of the 400- and 1600-meter relay teams.
The Lady Bruins were dominant as usual, scoring 137 points to second-place West Jordan's 56. Winners for Mountain View included Wendy Allen in the 3200 meters and 1600 meters, Shauna Rohbock in the javelin, high jump and shot put, and the Bruins' 3200 relay team. Mountain View scored big points in the 3200 meters, placing first, third, fourth and fifth. Other top performances for the ladies were turned in by Bountiful's Carol Tua'one in the discus (130-7), Tambi Jogis of American Fork in the long jump (17-5.25), Skyline's Jane Marshall in the 100 hurdles (15.2), and Roy High's Angie Poulson in the 400 meters (57.2) and Elisha Munford in the 300 hurdles (44.3). Roy's medley relay team also captured a first-place finish.
The boys' team race was tight throughout the afternoon, with Viewmont and Bingham finishing deadlocked at 83 points. Three races ended in dead heats, with Viewmont and Skyline tied at 42.7 in the 400-meter relay (the Vikes won in a photo finish), American Fork's Joel Jorgensen winning a photo with Darren Dubois of Viewmont in the 100 meters (both were clocked at 11.0), and Jorgensen taking the photo finish in the 200 meters over Clint Edmunds of Bingham.
Top performances also came from Orem's Jeremy Parker in the high jump (6-7), Griff Gillman of Alta in the javelin (184-2), Alex Jensen of Mountain View in the shot (54-2.5), Lee Lorenz of Bingham in the 800 meters (1:57.4), Dan Arrlenius of Mountain View in the discus (155-7) and France Davis of Skyline in the long jump (22-02.5).
Athletes will gather in Provo next weekend for the annual BYU Invitational, with 1A-3A classes competing on Friday and the 4A and 5A schools going at it on Saturday.