SANDY — In the season's first true track and field invitational, Davis and Mountain View were team winners at the Utah High School Track Coaches Association meet at Jordan High on Saturday.
Despite rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between, outstanding performances were turned in by many longtime competitors and a few newcomers. Jordan's Gus Steadman, winner of the long jump and runner-up in the high jump, and Mountain View's Heidi Magill, winner in the 400 and 800, were named top athletes of the meet.
Taylorsville had athletes with the top individual performances. Senior sprinter Sok Nhim won the 100 meters with a time of 10.83, and junior Shawnee Slade took top performance among the girls with a 25.32 time in the 200m.
Davis won the boys title convincingly over Mountain View, though neither team had its full complement of athletes. Davis got wins from Ryan Spencer in the shot put at 53-1 and Brock Money in the discus at 155-4. Two Davis pole vaulters, Dan Garrett and Chad Hall, placed second and third behind winner Jason Ballash of Bingham, all of them at 11-6 (Ballash won with fewer misses overall). Mountain View was strong in the distances with wins from Jared Keller in the 800 (1:59.3 in a tight finish with Taylorsville's Daniel Yockey and Chad Horton of Mountain View), and Steve Strickland in the 3200 (9:34.4).
Other winners were Trent Bingham of Spanish Fork in the 110 hurdles, Nick Fisher of Weber at 1600m, Lone Peak's Lorenzo DiRegalo in javelin, Kyle Meakins of Judge Memorial in the 400, Provo's Miles Killian in the 300 hurdles, Trent Bingham of Spanish Fork in the high jump and Michael Webber of Judge Memorial in the 200.
Magill had little trouble in both sprints, winning the 400 at 58.11 and the 800 at 2:21.1. In the 1,600 relay, she took the baton for the anchor lap about 25 seconds behind the leader and finished less than two seconds behind the winner from Skyline.
Slade took the 100m (12.48) and 200m and also won the long jump. Other winners were Katelyn Sprague of Davis in the 100, Elli Reed of Park City in the 1,600, Davis' Shannon Prince in discus, Holly Spencer of Riverton in the high jump, Spanish Fork's Diane Stewart in the 300 hurdles, West Jordan's Natalie Sullivan in the javelin, Logan's Becky Phillips in the shot put and Provo's Donna Manuele in the 3200m.