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By GARY ARRINGTON
Sports writer

Emery hosts qualifying track meet, nine teams participate


Mark Defriez lands his long jump for Emery.

Last Tuesday, the Emery Spartans hosted their only home track meet of the season and nine teams came to town to try and get qualifying times and distances for the upcoming state track meet. Like most meets, team scores are not kept officially as the teams are there to improve their individual performances.

Highlight of the Tuesday meet was Madison Jensen setting a new school record in the high jump with a winning leap of 5'6". Jensen, besides the school record, has also qualified for the state meet and has the second best jump in 3-A. She is behind a jumper from Cedar City that has jumped 5'7".

Other Emery performers have also already qualified for the state meet. Levi Swasey has qualified in the 100 hurdles and has the third fastest time in 3-A. Levi has also qualified in the 300m hurdles and McKay Allred is right behind him but has not qualified so far.

Tyler Killpack has qualified in the 400m run and also the 800m run. Lacey Montgomery has qualified in the 400m race and is close in the 800m. Zac Clement has qualified in the discus, javelin and shot put.

The Emery boy's 1600-medley relay race has the third fastest time in 3-A behind Hurricane and Cedar and has qualified for state. The Emery boys 4x400 relay team also has qualified for state and again has the third fastest time in the state.

Natalie Baanjter runs for Emery.

Here are the results for the girl's team in last week's home meet. 1600m Larelan Huntsman 12th, Ashley Schade 13th and Natalie Baantjer 16th. 100m hurdles D'Lee Gardner 8th and Allie Stokes 9th. 100m Nikki Rogers second, Tennyson Fauver 15th and Barbie Powell 19th. 300m hurdles D'Lee Gardner eighth and Allie Stokes 12th. 4x100m relay race Emery second. 400m Lacey Montgomery first, Jessica Jensen ninth, Natalie Baantjer 15th. 200m Madison Jensen seventh, Barbie Powell 11th. 800m Lacey Montgomery first,Ashley Schade 13th. 3200m Rebekah Bott third. Long jump Madison Jensen second, Nikki Rogers fourth. High jump Madison Jensen first. Discus Holly Hatch fourth, Billie Jean Reed 9th, Lexi Stokes 11th. Shot put Holly Hatch 4th, Tamra Luke sixth, Sue Greenberg eighth, Lexi Stokes ninth, and Billie Jean Reed 10th.

Here are the Emery results for the boy's team. 1600m Tyler Killpack first, Cort Jensen ninth, Jake Gardner 11th. 110m hurdles Levi Swasey first, McKay Allred seventh. 300m hurdles Levi Swasey first, McKay Allred second. 4x100 relay team third. 400m Tyler Killpack first. 800m Tyler Killpack first, Cort Jensen ninth. 1600 medley relay Emery third. 4x400 relay Emery first. Long jump McKay Allred fourth, Mark Defriez fifth, Levi Swasey eighth, Chase Humphrey 11th. High jump Rhyker Allred second, Kyle Johansen sixth. Javelin Zac Clement seventh, Jordan Mead 17th. Discus Zac Clement second. Shot put Zac Clement third.

Emery will now participate in the BYU invitational this Saturday and the region meet next week at Carbon High on May 8.


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