Track and field: Southern Utah athletes fare well at BYU Invitational

Dixie's Starlee Woodbury (center) won the 100M hurdles at the BYU Invitational, file photo from the Dixie Invitational, St. George, Utah, Apr. 23, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

PROVO – Jaslyn Gardner of Enterprise won the girls’ 100- and 200-meter races to pace southern Utah athletes at the BYU Invitational track and Field Meet on Friday and Saturday.

Desert Hills' Kyler Terry leads the pack in this file photo from the Dixie Invitational, St. George, Utah, Apr. 23, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Desert Hills’ Kyler Terry leads the pack in the 4X100 in this file photo from the Dixie Invitational, St. George, Utah, Apr. 23, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Joining Gardner in the winner’s circle of the 1A-2A portion of the meet was Jeffrey Hamilton, who claimed the 800-meter title.

Desert Hills’ Kaylee Carter won the 300-meter hurdles, while Dixie’s Starlee Woodbury took the championship in the 100-meter hurdles. Ella Burrows was the champion in the girls shot put.

Region 9 teams will gather at Snow Canyon High on Wednesday and Thursday to determine the league champions. Desert Hills won both the boys and girls state championships and region titles last year. Cedar City is expected to challenge for both championships this time around. Action begins at 4 p.m. each day. The first day will primarily feature preliminaries in the sprints and hurdle races.

Athletes who didn’t meet the qualifying standards for the BYU meet gathered at Cedar High for a state qualifier on Saturday. No individuals added their names to the qualifiers list while Cedar won both team titles. The Redmen edged Pine View 153-143. Hurricane finished with 72 while Springville had 10, Canyon View 9 and Snow Canyon 8.

The Lady Reds scored 269 points to 81 for Pine View, 35 for Delta, 18 for Millard and 6 for Snow Canyon.

For full results of both meets, got to runnercard.com.

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