Richfield’s distance runners helped the Wildcats win their first boys state track championship since 2013, marking the first time the school has done so since making the jump to 3A.
The Delta girls track team joined the Richfield boys as 3A state champions, picking up its third consecutive state title.
On the girls side with only one event left in the meet, the 4×400 relay, the Rabbits needed just one point to move into first place and surpass a Union squad that did not qualify for the final race.
Delta sophomore Ebony Dodoo was a catalyst to the Rabbits’ three-peat. She took first in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, running the eighth-fastest 100-meter hurdle time in the state this season at .
“It feels really good,” Dodoo said of winning a team state championship. “It just shows that hard work does pay off, so it’s really rewarding.”
Richfield’s Richard Crane takes the win in the 3A 800 meters in the high school state championships at BYU in Provo on Saturday, .
Canyon View’s Isabell Daynes wins the 3A 800 meters in the high school state championships at BYU in Provo on Saturday, .
Summit Academy’s Chance Arbon runs in and wins the 3A 110-meter hurdles in the high school state championships at BYU in Provo on Saturday, .
High school track: Delta girls 3-peat, Richfield boys win in 3A
Delta’s Ebony Dodoo heads in for the win in the 3A 100-meter hurdles in the high school state championships at BYU in Provo on Saturday, .
Union’s Aubrey Riser runs in and wins the 3A 100-meter hurdles in the high school state championships at BYU in Provo on Saturday, .
Delta ultimately defeated both Morgan and Union by 7.5 points after the Trojans and the Cougars finished the day tied for second place.
“We’ve had a lot of people that have worked really hard to get where we are,” she said. “I’m still really proud of my teammates.
The Richfield boys track team was proud of its performance as well. The Wildcats had a runner finish in the top two of every distance race and took the top three spots in the 800 meters.
“It’s pretty sweet,” he said. “We have a good team. I wish they would let us run the 4×800, but its not a 3A event so we don’t get to run it.”
Summit Academy senior Chance Arbon ran a second 300-meter hurdles to win a state title with the fourth-best time all year.
Two long jumpers had top five leaps on the year. Manti senior Levi Smith jumped 21′-”, winning a state championship and earning the third-best jump of the season.
Union senior Aubrey Riser ran the 10th-fastest 200 meter in the state Saturday, winning a 3A title in that race as well as the 100 meters.
Ogden junior Brinley Beus ran the state’s 10th-fastest 100-meter hurdles this season at seconds, coming in second place behind Dodoo.
Manti freshman Cadee Alder won a state championship in javelin on a 133′-2.5” toss. Her throw was fourth-best this year and eight inches farther than Delta senior Saylor Day’s throw that was good for fifth-best on the season.
3A boys track meet
- Richfield, 100
- Morgan, 90
- Union, 66
- Delta, 50.5
- Emery, 43
- Ogden, 40
- Jaub, 36
- Carbon, 31.5
100 meters – 1. Levi Smith, ; 2. Robby Cameron, Morgan, ; 3. Chance Arbon, Summit Academy, ; 4. Tanner Stanley, Morgan, ; 5. Jyson Diaz, Delta, ; 6. Gavin Feichko, Ben Lomond, ; 7. Job Barlow, Providence Hall, ; 8. Wayland Crane, Delta, .