The 2a Girls State Championship is going to be a very exciting one to watch. North Summit Holds the edge in the rankings, but they are close enough that when considering prelims and rounds and the potential for false starts or a dropped baton, any thing can happen and Richfield is very capable of an upset.
The Richfield Boys look very tough this season as they look to win another state championship this weekend on the track. In the virtual meet we ran on the competition, Richfield came out over 100 points ahead of the closest competitor, North Summit. If there is one thing that is great about track and field is no meet is won on paper, and your personal bests don’t get you anywhere if you don’t bring it on race day. That being said, Richfield would have to see a pretty big meltdown before an upset became a likely possibility.
The 1a Boys competition looks to be as close as any on the day, with no clear leader in the meet, Layton Christian, Panguitch, and Rich all have the tools needed to bring glory back to their schools.
The 3A girl’s team title is favored to go to the red and white clad harriers from Park City. They have potential to pull down big points in several events, especially distance and javelin. Ogden also looks to its depth in distance to mount a potential challenge. In addition to an exciting team race, the 3A girl’s state meet also holds several interesting story lines about individual races.
The 3A state meet poses some very interesting match-ups. While the longer races have a clear cut favorite, the sprints and field events look to come down to the wire. If everyone runs to seed Desert Hills look to be the favorite in the boys race. They look strong across the board; look for them to grab points in a wide variety of events
The Girls 1a state championship looks to be a great competition. With Panguitch favored, if only their individuals can live up their rankings. Whitney Orton and Catania Holman look to contribute big points for Panguitch as well as Chesney Campbell. Layton Christian has some very talented athletes as well as Wayne which could make it a great three way battle for the team title.
Woods Cross is the heavy favorite for the state meet this weekend. With their power and depth in the sprinting events, it doesn’t appear anyone will be anywhere near them. Derek Lord, Sean Barton, Jacopo Spano and Cam Dopp lead this sprint corps and should lead them back home with a state championship trophy. The race seems to really be for second place. Herriman has a lot of quality athletes that should be able to score a lot of points and potentially grab that second place trophy.
Herriman and Orem look to be the favorites heading into the state meet this weekend. While Herriman will rely on Freshman Kayla Love and sophomore Lucy Biles to score big points, Orem will try to match those points with its depth, led by Summer Harper.
Davis High School won the team title at both the girls and boys state championships in 2011 and 2012. They are poised for a three peat, as they look stronger than they ever have. With the #1 ranking in their classification in 11 events, they look to pick up big points in every event in the meet.
Davis High School won the team title at both the girls and boys state championships in 2011 and 2012. They are poised for a three-peat as they look stronger than they ever have. With the #1 ranking in their classification in 11 events, they will look to pick up big points in every event in the meet.
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