Emery Track Hosts 2nd Annual Darrell Gardner Invitational


The Emery Spartan Track Team hosted Wayne, Union, and Pinnacle High Schools on Thursday in the 2nd Annual Darrell Gardner Invitational. Emery upended the nearest team by a combined 80 points.

Emery boys placed first with 126 points, followed by Union with 85, and Wayne, 43. Wayne girls nipped the Spartans by a score of 87-84. Union placed third with 32 points, and Pinnacle finished last with 5.

Individual performances:

  • Scott Jackson, first in 100-meter run, 11.72.
  • Ashlynn Allred, first in the 100, 200, and 400, 12.92, 27.91, and 1:01.99, respectively.
  • David Dyer, first in the 200, 24.81
  • Jake Hardy, first in the 400, 56.12
  • Catherine Dyer, first in 100-meter hurdles, 17.61
  • Brendon Jorgensen, first in 110 and 300 hurdles, 16.38 and 42.97, respectively. First in the long jump, 18-06.25
  • Jessica Guymon, first in the 800 and javelin, 2:38.79 and 97-01, respectively.
  • Caleb Woolsey, first in the 1600, 5:26.55.
  • Jacee Bird, first in the 1600, 6:25.71
  • Ledan Johnson, first in the 3200, 11:48.75.
  • Taylor Hansen, first in the high jump, 6-01.00.
  • Hailee Rogers, first in the long jump, 15-07.00.
  • Brandon McCandless, first in the shot put and discus, 41-08.50 and 116-09, respectively.
  • Whitney Withers, first in the shot put and discus, 29-02.00 and 88-06(state qualifier), respectively.
  • Emery 4×100 boys, first with a time of 46.50.
  • Emery 4×100 girls, first with a time of 51.97.
  • Emery Sprint Medley Relay, first with a time of 4:02.17
“The meet was a success,” said track coach Todd Jeffs. “We are getting more and more students qualified for state every meet. I am excited to bring a big crowd there this year.”
The Spartans have qualified 24В athletes for state so far this season. The team will travel to the North Summit Invitational on Tuesday.
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