By Dillon Smith
Emery track and field hosted the annual Darrell Gardner Invitational on Tuesday.
Carlie Bennett and Addie Lester won the 3200 and 400 meter, respectively. McKenzie Cox placed first in discus followed by Jaycee Bennet in third. Megan Jensen finished in second in javelin with Jodi Petersen in third. Bethany Justice also took third in the 100 meter.
The girls’ 4×100, 4×400 and sprint medley 2-2-4-8 relay took second while the boys’ 4×400 and 4×100 ended in second and third, respectively.
The Spartans dominated the hurdle events. Treven Brazier, Mason Faimalo and Cale Allred went 1-2-3 in the 110 meter hurdles. Then Allred, Keldan Guymon and Faimalo went 1-2-3 in the 300 meter hurdles. Emery’s domination continued in the shot put where Anthony Taylor, Marquies Giroux and Guymon also went 1-2-3. Allred and Guymon then took first and second, respectively, in the javelin. The boys weren’t done sweeping the podium, however. Brazier, Faimalo and Jace Curtis were the last to go 1-2-3 in the high jump.
Braiden Ivie won the 100 and 200 meter events while qualifying for state in both events. Bryar Meccariello took second in the 400 and 1600 meter races. Giroux ended up on top and qualified for state in discus while Taylor finished in second. Lance Chynoweth ended in second in the 800 meter while Aidan Mortensen finished in third. Jace Curtis and Guymon followed suit in the long jump, taking second and third, respectively.
The boys smoked their competition with a score of 240.5 while second place Richfield came in at 115. The Lady Spartans finished second behind Richfield, 251 to 139, which gave the Spartans the highest combined score on the day.
“I was impressed with how everyone performed,” said head coach Eric Nielson.
Emery will head to Price on the Saturday, March 23 to compete in the meet hosted by Carbon.