South Summit relay team wins state title |

South Summit relay team wins state title

Submitted by Brenda Nagle
From left to right, 2013 state 4x100-meter relay champions Jay Reidhead, Hayden Packard, Coach Scott Nagle, Nick Vidrine, Keyton Gines and Porter Hancock (seated) pose for a picture after capturing the title. Courtesy Brenda Nagle

The boys’ relay team from South Summit High School, comprised of Hayden Packard, Jay Reidhead, Nick Vidrine and Keyton Gines, won the 2013 2A 4×100-meter relay at the Utah High School Track and Field Championships held this past weekend in Provo.

With a time of 43.29 seconds, they posted their fastest time of the season and the seventh-fastest time in Utah this year across all classifications. Even though all these athletes play multiple sports, they had been preparing for this race since finishing third last year in the finals.

"These boys have worked extremely hard for the last two years to reach this goal," South Summit coach Scott Nagle said. "I am so proud of them for what they have accomplished and so happy they ended the year with a state championship."

Other impressive performances turned in by the Wildcats included three individual medals by freshman sensation Isaac Tillett (100M, 200M, and 400M). On other results:

In the boys’ 100M, Hayden Packard finished second, Keyton Gines placed fourth, and Isaac Tillett placed sixth.

The girls’ 4x100M team of Madysin Leavitt, Jensen Myers, Melissa Sorenson and Sierra Davis placed sixth in a very fast field and achieved their personal best time of 53.1 seconds.

In the boys’ 400M, Isaac Tillett placed fourth and Jay Reidhead finished seventh.

The boys’ 4×400 relay team, made up of Quinn Zimmerman, Jay Reidhead, Lamont Woodard and Isaac Tillett, placed fifth overall.

The girls’ 4×400 relay team, comprised of Taylor Reidhead, Allie Atkinson, Melissa Sorenson and Jensen Myers, finished eighth with a personal best time of 4:21.24.

Hailey Rydalch matched her best jump of the year in the high jump with a 4’7" jump.

First-year senior Madeleine Harry had a great year in the javelin and placed 14th at state.

Luke Siddoway placed 13th in the 110M hurdles and Hayden Packard placed eighth in the long jump.

The boys finished in seventh place as a team, scoring the most points ever for a South Summit team at state.

"This has been one of the most rewarding years for me because all of our athletes showed significant improvement throughout the year and our seniors exhibited excellent leadership skills for the underclassmen to follow," Nagle said.

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