by Walter & Becky Bird
The Monticello golf teams got up early on Monday, May 6 to travel to Price, UT to play the Carbon County Country Club for the final Region 19 match of the season.
It was well worth it as both the boys and girls team swept both matches and each won Region 19 season titles.
The Lady Buckaroos brought a full team to Price and they played well, claiming the top three spots in the match.
Tymbr Black shot a 99 to once again take low-medalist honors. Teammate Olivia Chamberlain also played well and shot a nice round of 102 to place second.
Brooklyn Holt placed third, carding a round of 115. Kennedy Brewer shot a 136 to claim a tie with a girl from Pinnacle for fifth place.
At the end of the regular season, Tymbr Black is the top-ranked golfer in Region 19 with a 103.50 shot average per round.
Olivia Chamberlain finished second, averaging 115 shots per round. Brooklyn Holt claimed the fourth spot, shooting an average of 124.20 shots per round and Kennedy Brewer finished sixth in region play with a 139.83 per-round average.
The team ended up beating Pinnacle 452 to 581 to take the team match title.
The Monticello boys made it a clean sweep this season as they emphatically won the Price match 377-462 to claim every Region 19 match this season.
Britton Brewer was the top Buckaroo golfer, firing an 87 on the day to claim low-medalist honors for the match.
He was followed closely by Taylor Torgerson, who shot a round of 91, and Wyatt Fullmer, who carded a 98.
Dylan Bird shot a 101 with Boston Freestone and Breckyn Hoggard carding rounds of 102 and 103 respectively.
The Bucks end the regular season with six golfers in the Region 19 top ten. Taylor Torgerson and Britton Brewer are ranked second and fourth with scoring averages of 97.33 and 99.17.
Boston Freestone and Dylan Bird head into state ranked fifth and sixth with scoring averages of 107.83 and 110.83.
Wyatt Fullmer and Breckyn Hoggard are ranked eighth and 10th with scoring averages of 111.25 and 117.50.
The teams conclude the season Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, at the Utah 1A State Golf Championships at the Cove View Golf course in Richfield.
On Wednesday, May 8 the Monticello track teams traveled to Blanding to compete at the Region 19 Track and Field Championships at San Juan High School
The girls team competed well and came away Region 19 champions after edging the Wayne Lady Badgers 124-114. Whitehorse finished third overall with 48 points.
In the distance events, Lily Long swept the 3200-meter and 1600, running times of 13:23 and 5:52.
Teammate Madison Freestone placed second in the 3200 with a time of 14:17 and third in the 1600 running a 6:53.
The same two ladies finished first and fourth in the 800-meter after Long clocked a 2:42 and Freestone a 2:59.
In the middle distances, Taylor Lewis claimed the 400-meter title with a time of 1:09.
In the sprints, the Lewis sisters – Taylor and Presley – claimed the top two spots in the 100, running times of 13.69 and 13.76.
The two sisters followed that up with Presley claiming a second in the 200 and Taylor third after clocking times of 30.18 and 30.46.
Makayla Sheeran finished second in the 100-meter hurdles, running a 17:42, and first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53:49.
In the field events, Naomi Mantz placed second in the high jump with a jump of 14-08.
Presley Lewis won the long jump, leaping 15-11.00. In the discus, Orissa Beh claimed fifth with a toss of 68-03.
The ladies 4x100 team placed first with a time of 59.57, and the sprint medley relay team also claimed a first place finish when the girls ran a 4:58.
The boys team also had a nice meet. They dominated the competition, scoring 192 points to Wayne’s point total of 72.5.
Monument Valley and Whitehorse finished third and fourth respectively, scoring point totals of 42.5 and 26.
Not surprisingly, the Bucks dominated the distance events with Adam Bunker earning a region championship in the 3200-meter with a winning time of 11:04.
Alan Pettit edged Cory Bunker to claim second with a time of 11:12. Bunker claimed third with a time of 11:15.
Adam Bunker won the 1600-meter, Pettit finished second, and Cory Bunker got third with times of 4:57, 5:04, and 5:07.
In the middle distances, Adam Bunker won another title in the 800-meter, running a time of 2:03. Brother Cory Bunker claimed a fourth place finish with a time of 2:21.
In the 400-meter, Lucas Hatch ran a 54.69 to claim another region title. Eric Montague and Colton Lewis placed third and fourth respectively with times of 56.10 and 56.19.
In the sprints, Reed Hedglin claimed a region title in the 100-meter when he ran an 11.74.
In the 200, Lucas Hatch and Reed Hedglin both claimed the top spot when they both miraculously clocked a time of 24.31.
Eric Montague claimed fourth place, running a 25.26.
Camden Lewis claimed the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles, running a 17.61.
Mark Beh and Matt Beh claimed the second and fourth spots with times of 19.13 and 20.21.
Camden Lewis made it a clean sweep in hurdles, winning the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.73.
Mark Beh claimed second and Matt Beh fourth after they ran a 48.02 and 50.77.
In the field events, Adam Bunker placed first in the high jump, clearing 6-02. Cedar English placed second, jumping a 5-08.
English followed that up with a second in the long jump, leaping a 19-07.50.
Robert Musselman placed third in the shot put with a heave of 38-02, and English finished third in the discus, flinging it 104-00. Musselman placed fifth in discus with a throw of 93-06.
In the javelin, Eric Montague placed first and Cory Bunker second with tosses of 128-00 and 125-06.
Monticello claimed the 4x100 relay title with a time of 47.89. The boys 4x400 team ran a 4:11.70 to claim the region title. The Buckaroos also won the medley relay with a time of 3:49.17.
With a pair of Region 19 titles under their belts, the Monticello track and field teams hope to have enough to bring home state titles from the Utah 1A State Track and Field Championships.
They’ll compete this weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at the Clarence Robinson Track at BYU in Provo, UT.