D-Hills takes early lead on first day of state track meet

PROVO — Surprising exactly no one, Desert Hills did well on the first day of the 3A State Track Meet at Robison Stadium on the campus of BYU.

With only four events in the books, the Thunder forged an early lead behind Blake Kvarfordt and Chandler Swaney.

Most events completed the qualifying heats and the finals will be on Saturday. But the discus, high jump, 1,600-meters and the sprint medley all had their finals Friday. Kvarfordt easily won the discus for the second straight year, tossing it nearly 160  feet, 16 feet more than the nearest competitor, Colton Causey of Richfield.

Swaney also won fairly easily as he was the only 3A competitor to clear 6-foot-8. Juab’s Chance Carlton was second as he cleared 6-6.

Garrett Marsing of Carbon finished four seconds ahead of Cedar’s Bryan Pearson to win the 1,600. The fourth completed event was the sprint medley, where Cedar edged Dixie by one second, with Carbon taking third.

Park City has a huge lead on the girls side after winning gold in the 1,600, javelin and sprint medley.

Desert Hills’ Abby Taylor won gold in the long jump and teammate Tiarra Orr grabbed the bronze.

Twelve more events will be completed Saturday. Look for a full report, with photos, Saturday night on STGNews.com.

Class 3A Boys

Team scores

1. Desert Hills, 35; 2. Cedar, 22; 3. Richfield, 17; 4. Carbon, 16; 5. Juab, 15; 6. Hurricane, 11; 7 (tie). Dixie, Grantsville, 8.

Individual events

1,600 — 1. Garrett Marsing, Carbon, 4:15.24; 2. Bryan Pearson, Cedar, 4:19.83; 3. Taylor Abel, Pine View, 4:26.19; 4. Nephi Eschler, Hurricane, 4:26.79; 5. Ben Powell, Desert Hills, 4:27.10; 6. Kale Sharp, Desert Hills; 7. Colin Arave, Grantsville, 4:29.34; 8. Wes Miller, Park City, 4:30.10.

Sprint medley — 1. Cedar, 3:31.23; 2. Dixie, 3:32.50; 3. Carbon, 3:33.69; 4. Stansbury, 3:34.10; 5. Richfield, 3:34.15; 6. Desert Hills, 3:36.17; 7. Hurricane, 3:38.10; 8. Snow Canyon, 3:38.99.

High jump — 1. Chandler Swaney, Desert Hills, 6’08; 2. Chance Carlston, Juab, 6’06; 3. Karsten Boettcher, Snow Canyon, 6’04; 4. Brenan Thomas, Richfield, 6’04; 5. Tregan Deveraux, Uintah, 6’02; 6. Caleb Whitney, Desert Hills, 6’02; 7. Jeff Rowley, Juab, 6’00; 8. Landon Stice, Stansbury, 6’00.

Discus — Blake Kvarfordt, Desert Hills, 159’09.25; 2. Colton Causey, Richfield, 143’00.50; 3. Cade Coon, Grantsville, 138’04.75; 4. Joshua Clark, Juab, 137’08.75; 5. Kole Dotson, Cedar, 135’04.50; 6. Kazden Jolley, Hurricane, 133’10.25; 7. Lavala Tumanuvau, Desert Hills; 8. Jordan Ence, Hurricane, 132’05.75.

Class 3A Girls

Team scores

1. Park City, 57; 2. Desert Hills, 24; 3. Bear River, 18; 4. Cedar, 15; 5 (tie). Morgan, Juab, 14; 7. Hurricane, 9; 8 (tie). Grantsville, North Sanpete, 8.

Individual events

1,600 — 1. Maddie Criscione, Park City, 5:00.63; 2. Sophie McDonald, Park City, 5:02.03; 3. Kashley Carter, Juab, 5:03.02; 4. Alyssa Snyder, Park City, 5:08.46; 5. Alison Pray, Payson, 5:14.07; 6. Laynee Wells, Desert Hills, 5:14.99; 7. Kamryn Watts, Hurricane, 5:16.55; 8. Lydia Foster, Richfield, 5:24.17.

Sprint medley — 1. Park City, 4:13.61; 2. North Sanpete, 4:13.65; 3. Canyon View, 4:18.05; 4. Cedar, 4:19.52; 5. Pine View, 4:21.23; 6. Bear River, 4:22.59; 7. Snow Canyon, 4:23.35; 8. Desert Hills, 4:28.12.

Long jump — 1. Abby Taylor, Desert Hills, 18’06.75; 2. Hailey Stevens, Grantsville, 17’06.25; 3. Tierra Orr, Desert Hills, 17’02.00; 4. Candice Buttars, Bear River, 16’08.75; 5. Britten Duerden, Morgan; 6. Monique Mills, Juan Diego, 16’07.50; 7. Breanne Waugh, Park City, 16’05.25; 8. Malary Reid, Hurricane, 16’03.75.

Shot put — 1. Terrell Womack, Bear River, 39’04.75; 2. Kambridge Vanderveur, Park City, 38’07; 3. Marley Fakahua, Cedar, 38’05; 4. Chania Nagel, Morgan, 36’09; 5. Elizabeth Empey, Dixie, 35’00.75; 6. Chrissy Glasmann, Park City, 34’03.50; 7. Brooke Pierce, Morgan, 33’10; 8. Dante Togisala, Cedar, 33’07.25.

Javelin — 1. Chrissy Glasmann, Park City, 146’04; 2. Taylor Cowan, Juab, 129’04.75; 3. Sydney Ballard, Hurricane, 117’10.25; 4. Kambry Jensen, Richfield, 115’08.25; 5. Alexa Goulding, Desert Hills, 115’06.50; 6. Sydnee Wixom, Morgan, 110’05.25; 7. Javlyn Weaver, Cedar, 110’00.50; 8. Marley Fakahua, Cedar, 105’06.25.

Live meet results

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