South Summit track heads into final meets at full speed
The South Summit High School track team is coming into the last month of the track season with some great performances having already taken place. One of the big stars on the team is senior Isaac Tillett, who last year broke the 2A Utah state record in the 400-meter race with a time of 48.60 seconds and, last Saturday at the Tiger Trials in Orem, broke the 2A Utah state record in the 100 with a time of 10.78 seconds. Last year at the state meet, Tillett placed first in the 100, 200 and 400 and is looking to do the same this year.
Another outstanding four-year senior is Brady Bess. He did extremely well last week, posting some of his fastest times of the year in the 100 and 200 sprints. He also anchored the boys 4×100 relay team to a third-place finish with a school-record time of 43.15 seconds.
Alex Stockley, a senior who just transferred to South Summit this year, has been a great addition to the team. He has consistently brought his times down in all of his events. His performance on Saturday in the 100 places him with the third-fastest time in 2A this year. He also has excellent times in the 200 and 400 sprints.
Senior Mason Gines is another integral part of the record-breaking 4×100 team and is turning in great performances in the high jump and long jump as well. Another four-year senior is James Scow. He has been stellar in all three throwing events (discus, shot put and javelin), along with the high jump, for the past two years. He has been in the finals for almost every event at every meet he has attended. He is currently ranked in the top five for the javelin and shot put in 2A.
The track team also traveled to Wendover last Friday to qualify for certain events at the upcoming BYU Invitational. Those qualifying for events were freshmen Chaylee Larson, Claire Iverson and Logan Davis. Sophomore Jackson Ayres, junior Jackson Dean and senior Porter Fitzgerald also qualified in their respective events. The girls’ medley relay team made up of Larson, Ashley Stockley, Jordyn Crandall and Abby Laswell also qualified to run at BYU. Three relay teams placed first at Wendover — the girls’ medley, boys’ medley and boys’ 4×400.
"We have some great kids on this team and they have been making some very good progress throughout the season," Coach Mike Grajek said. "We are certainly looking forward to region and state."
This weekend, the Wildcats will travel to Provo for the BYU Invitational. On May 11, they will travel to Coalville for the Region 16 Track Meet being held at North Summit High School. The 2A State Track Meet will take place on May 20 and 21 at BYU.
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