North Sevier and Mountain View, Wyo., claimed team titles Friday as the BYU Invitational track and field meet got under way with 1A and 2A-sized high schools competing.
On Saturday, squads representing the 5A, 4A and 3A ranks take center stage in the annual competition. More than 1,000 athletes, representing schools from Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming are expected to participate in the meet.The Wolves edged 35 other teams to win the women's title by racking up 73 points. Wendy Sperry paced the winning effort by posting a time of 11:57.44 to win the 3200 meters. North Sevier's closest challengers were Mountain View, Wyo., and Panguitch which finished with 62 and 47 points, respectively.
On the men's side, Mountain View's 66 points topped efforts by 25 other teams. A pack of 25 other squads, including contenders Dugway (59), Moapa Valley, Nev. (58), Juab (58) and Panguitch (57), fell short.
Discus specialist Ben Homblin (143-0) and pole vaulter Tad Guild (12-0) paced the victors.