High school track and field: Snow Canyon boys win 3rd straight state title, Warrior girls place 2nd

Snow Canyon's track teams and coaches pose with the 4A boys state championship trophy and the 4A girls second-place trophy, Provo, Utah, May 18, 2024 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

PROVO — The Snow Canyon boys won their third consecutive state track and field championship on Saturday, with region rival Crimson Cliffs placing second. In the 4A girls meet, Snow Canyon placed second to Timpanogos.

L-R: Benjamin Judd, Matt Maclennan, Trevor Gough and Semaj Thompson celebrate winning the boys 4×400 relay in a new 4A state record time of 3:18.50, Provo, Utah, May 18, w024 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Pine View took third as a team in both boys and girls.

The meet, staged at Brigham Young University, attracted more than 3,600 athletes from 134 schools across Utah, spanning all six classifications.

Among the numerous highlights were Snow Canyon’s Matt Maclennan, Semaj Thompson, Benjamin Judd and Trevor Gough winning the 4×400 relay, setting a new 4A state record in the process. Earlier in the day, the Warriors had also dominated both hurdles races.

Leading the way for the Snow Canyon girls was sophomore Amelia Nadauld, who was a four-time gold medal winner at state for the second straight year, winning the 100, 200, 300 hurdles and the long jump.

Snow Canyon sophomore Amelia Nadauld displays the four gold medals she own at state for the second year in a row, Provo, Utah, May 18, 1024 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

In the 3A classification, the Canyon View High School girls won the runner-up trophy. The Falcons, who were led by senior sprinter Gabriele Dabb’s wins in three individual events plus one relay, finished with 88.5 team points, only 5.5 behind state champion Union.

And in the 2A boys, Beaver edged Millard 80 points to 75 to capture the state title. Beaver County’s Milford High won the runner-up boys 1A trophy.

Meanwhile, in 1A, the Panguitch boys won their fourth straight state title and their ninth since 2013. However, the Panguitch girls saw their 10-year championship streak come to an end at the hands of the Rich Rebels.

St. George News reporter Jeff Richards was at the meet all day Saturday. Check back on St. George News on Sunday for a full-length report on the meet, along with photo galleries and video.

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