Busy week, fatigue can’t slow Monticello track and field teams

Competing in two races this past week, the Duchesne Invitational April 19 and North Sevier Invitational April 23, the Monticello High School track and field team didn’t have much time to rest.

The fatigue they must have felt didn’t show in their results, however, as the girls won in Duchesne and the boys came away with a fifthplace team finish.

The girls finished seventh in Salina while the boys placed ninth. Sadie Adair led the Buckaroo girls in Duchesne with a win in the 100-meter hurdles, a ninth-place finish in the 300 hurdles, and tenth place in the 100-meter sprint in Duchesne. At the North Sevier meet she came home fifth in the 100 hurdles and ninth in the 300 hurdles.

Boston Freestone had an exciting week as well withfourtop-fivefinishes. Not only did he nab second (400 at North Sevier), third (high jump at Duchesne), and fifth-placefinishes(800 at North Sevier), but he also managed to outsprint the competition to win the 400 meter in Duchesne.

Berlynn Black followed suit, also earning four top-five finishes and two additional topten finishes throughout the course of the week.

In Duchesne, Black earnedsecondplacein the high jump, third in the 300 hurdles, and eighth in the 100 meter. In the North Sevier meet, she earned anothersecond-placefinishin the high jump, a fifth place in the 300 hurdles, and a tenth place in the 200 meter.

Taylor Lewis, a consistent top performer on the team, placed second in the 100 meter and fifth in the 200 meter in Duchesne, and sixth in the 100 and seventh in the 200 in North Sevier.

The Buckaroo girls really showed their skills in the distance events. Lily Long and Ayla Carling dominated the 3200 in Duchesne, takingfirstandsecond respectively. Lilly Burton joined the mix with a win in the 800 meter. Long, Carling, and Burton placed second, seventh, and eighth in that event. Burton also won the 1600 in Duchesne and finished sixth in the 1600 at North Sevier.

Curtis Bunker ran well in the 3200 meter with a third-place finish in Duchesne, missing his season record by mere seconds. In the throwing events, Nial Reay and Robert Morrison both had amazing performances. Reay led the discus field in North Sevier with a third-place finish.

Morrison placed seventh in the javelin, eighth in the long jump, and fourth in the shot put at the Duchesne meet.

In addition, he finished ninth in the 200 meter and fourth in the shot put at North Sevier. Several other athletes posted top finishes. In the Duchesne meet those included: Shayla Pehrson (seventh, 300 hurdles), Chandler Henderson (eighth, 300 hurdles), Jacob Johnson (sixth, 300 hurdles), Saydi Young (sixth, high jump), Tavon Black (ninth, 110 hurdles), Kaden Pehrson (ninth, 1600 and 800), Alexis Bailey (ninth, 1600), Jesse Pettit (seventh, 800 and 1600), the girls 4x100 team (third), the boys sprint medley team (second), and Kyleigh Adair (seventh, shot put).

Top finishes in the North Sevier meet included: the girls 4x100 team (third), Chandler Henderson (tenth, 300 hurdles), Jesse Pettit (sixth, 1600), Lilly Burton (ninth, 800), Nial Reay (tenth, 100), Kyleigh Adair (fifth, shot put; eighth, discus) and the boys 4x400 relay (fourth). After a tiring past week, the Buckaroos are excited to skip the travel this week.

They will host local teams in the annual Blue Mountain Invitational on Friday, April 29.

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