Local track teams compete in Logan

Seniors Kody Smith, Cris Periman and Tyrell Halladay, along with junior Gabe Morris, pose on the awards podium at Logan High School, following the Grizzly Invitational on April 14 in Logan, Utah. The team placed second in two relay events at the meet. (COURTESY PHOTO/Lora Periman)

EVANSTON — The Evanston and Mountain View track and field teams took part in the Grizzly Invitational hosted by Logan High School in Logan, Utah, on Saturday, April 13. Jackson, Big Piney and Cokeville also represented Wyoming in a meet that featured teams from all over Utah and Idaho.

“We had a great meet again. Lots of personal bests and kids are improving,” EHS head track and field head coach Roy Barker told the Herald. 

“We had Cris Periman qualify for state in the pole vault at 12-feet,10-inches. Our girls sprint medley relay qualified, as well, with Breila Fuller, Shelyse Ellingford, Gabby Hall and Tia Nelson. Our boys’ sprint relay team also did well with Tyrell Halladay, Gabe Morris, Kody Smith and Cris Periman. Lots of kids scoring in lots of events,”  Barker added.

No team scores were available at press time but individual and relay team scores are as follows:

Sophomore Tia Nelson placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.39, scoring five points, and senior Reghan Worley had a qualifying mark of 11:44.50 in the 3200-meter run, and finished with a finals time of 12:00.50, good for sixth place and three points.

The 4 x 400 relay team, comprised of sophomore Heidi Barton, senior Gabby Hall, freshman Shelyse Ellingford and sophomore Tia Nelson placed third with a finals time of 4:13.13, after achieving a qualifying time of 4:08.69, to tally six points.

The 1600-meter sprint relay team, Barker alluded to, of Fuller, Ellingford, Hall and Nelson took second place with a time of 4:25.35.

Ellingford tied for fifth place, scoring 3.5 points with a leap of four-feet, 10-inches in the girls’ high-jump. She cleared four-feet, 11-inches in the preliminary round.

Junior Zocia Nowakowski leaped 16 feet and one-half inch to garner eighth place in the girls’ long-jump, scoring a point.

Seniors Tyrell Halladay and Kody Smith placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the boys’ 400-meter dash to score five and four points. Halladay finished with a time of 51.83 seconds and Smith was right behind at 51.87 seconds.

Junior Jamin Barker scored three points for a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles.

Senior Garrett Berger also notched three team points for a sixth-place performance in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.92 seconds.

The boys’ 1600-meter sprint relay team, consisting of Halladay, Smith, Periman and Gabs Morris placed second, scoring eight points, while clocking a time of 3:40.94.

Periman, as previously mentioned, scored four points while qualifying for state in the pole vault, clearing 12-feet, 10-inches.

Freshman Payton Vernon placed fifth in the shot put with a heave of 43-feet, 7.5 inches and scored three team points.

Senior Bridge Barker tallied two points for a seventh-place performance in the discus, with a toss of 124 feet.

Evanston’s 4 x 400-meter relay team also placed second to score eight points with the same foursome from the 1600-meter sprint relay team of Smith, Periman, Morris and Halladay with a time of 3:30.24.

Notable performance by Mountain View included freshman Connor Micheli’s first-place finish in the pole vault at 15-feet, one-inch; junior Kimball Madsen’s first-place throw in the discus at 145-feet, 8-inches after throwing for 148-feet, three-inches in the qualifying round; sophomore Tel Malone, who placed second in the shot put with a heave of 46-feet, 10-inches; Mason Ozuna’s second-place leap in the triple-jump at 41-feet, 11.5-inches, along with a first-place finish in the 4 x 800-meter really race with a time of 8:48.94. the team was comprised of freshman Tanner Erickson, junior Travis Harmon, senior Justin Hamblin and senior Trenton Wells. Madsen also placed first in the javelin with a toss of 169-feet, six-inches.

More complete results will follow.

EHS track and field is scheduled to compete in Star Valley on Wednesday, April 17 and has a return to Davis High School on the schedule for Saturday, April 20.

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