EHS indoor track opens season in Provo, Utah

Red Devil senior Cris Periman on his way up and over at the BYU Invitational on Jan. 18-19 in Provo. Periman won the pole-vault competition clearing almost 12 1/2 feet. (COURTESY PHOTO/Lora Periman)

EVANSTON — EHS indoor track attended its first competition at the BYU Invitational at the BYU Smith Fieldhouse over the weekend, Jan. 18-19, in Provo. Evanston was joined by Wyoming-based indoor track teams from Green River, Rock Springs and Mountain View, along with a slew of teams from Utah and a few from Idaho and Nevada at the vast meet.

Highlights for Evanston included a first-place finish in the pole-vault by Cris Periman, who cleared 12-feet, 5.5 inches. Other notable top-10 performances included Breila Fuller’s fourth-place finish in the girls’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:28.22, along with Jesus Quintero, who placed eighth in the shot put with a heave of 43-feet, eight and three-quarter inches and Kody Smith who raced to a ninth-place finish in the boys’ 400 meter run, with a time of 52.76 seconds.

Head coach Roy Barker said the track is a difficult one because the full layout can’t be seen  by the distance runners.

“It makes pacing difficult because you can’t see the full track, “ Barker told the Herald.

“Our times were not great, but we competed well,” he added.

The EHS boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams, comprised of over 100 track and field athletes, will be back in action this weekend, Jan. 25-26, at another huge meet, the UHSTCA Indoor, to be staged at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah.

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