Good day at region meet for Bronco track team
by Rhett Sifford
The San Juan High School track and field team traveled to Cedar City this past Wednesday, May 10 to compete in the Region 19 Championships at the Eccles Coliseum at Southern Utah University.
The boys team had an excellent day, scoring 118 points to finish second behind only Kanab. The girls collected 33 points, finishing in sixth. The teams were fifth combined with 151 points.
Two boys won individual region championships, Edward Lyman in the 3200-meter race and Hudson Whatcott in the long jump. Lyman also got second in the 800 and seventh in the 1600.
Runners-up finishes at the event went to Brigham Nielson in the boys 300-meter hurdles, Zack Conway in the 200, Hudson Whatcott in the high jump, Magnum Nielson in the javelin, and the boys 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
Savannah Richmond came home with a second-place medal in the discus with the strongest performance from the girls team at the event. She also finished seventh in the shot put.
Third-place region performances belonged to Leah Castellon in the girls 300-meter hurdles and 100 hurdles along with the girls sprint medley relay team. Tripp Palmer got third in the boys high jump and Jared Burke was third in the javelin.
Only one Bronco got fourth place at the event. That was Stetson Black in the boys long jump. Fifth-place finishes went to Zack Conway in the boys 100-meter race, Tayden Mark in the 200, Jared Burke in the discus, and Keezie Flannery in the girls high jump.
The boys sprint medley team came home sixth in their race, Noah Begay got seventh in the boys 3200, and Brigham Nielson finished seventh in the 110-meter hurdles.
Rounding out the scoring positions in eighth place were Josiah LaPalmer in the boys 400, Tripp Palmer in the long jump, JD Palmer in the high jump, Magnum Nielson in the shot put, and Brinley Jones in the girls 1600.
The San Juan teams are preparing for the 2023 Utah State Track and Field Championship. It’s being held at the Clarence Robison Track at BYU this Thursday through Saturday, May 18-20.