2019 Murray Invitational Recap

Seeded Boys Race

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    The 2019 Murray Invitational is officially over and in the books.  It did not disappoint and we saw a slew of great performances and pleasant surprises.  The season is beginning to take shape and every week we received a clearer look at what is in store for State.

    In the Boys Race, it was the two nationally ranked boys Stetson Moss of Thunder Ridge (#11)  and Thomas Boyden of Skyline (#18), leading the way.  At about a mile to go Thomas dropped Stetson and went on to win the race in a time of 14:04 for 2.93 miles.  Moss came across in 2nd with a time of 14:36.  The next runner to cross the line was Dalton Mortensen of Bountiful, in a time of 14:48, upset 4th place Creed Thompson of Skyridge who finished in 14:49.  Rawson Spackman of Farmington finished 5th in a time of 14:57 to round out the top 5.

    In the team race, it was Davis who came away with 75 points over runner up Farmington who had 94 points.  Skyridge has come alive these past couple of weeks and at Murray, they finished 3rd just one point behind Farmington and upset Lone Peak who finished 4th with a score of 141 and is currently ranked 24th in the country.  West Torrance of California rounded out the top five in 218 points.

Seeded Girls Race

    The Seeded Girls race was close and came down to the wire as Lone Peak's Eliza Arrington was able to out-lean Carlee Hansen of Woods Cross.  Eliza is so far undefeated this season and is feeling good saying that she is feeling back up to speed after missing half of last season with an injury.  When asked about the final straight away, running side by side with teammate Reagan Gardner, Arrington said.  "Honestly we've got telepathy, but seriously, having her there just propelled me forward.  I don't know even know if I would have even gone for it if she wasn't there."  When Eliza crossed the line her parents were telling her she had it but Eliza wanted to wait and hear the official results before believing it.  Gardner came in 3rd and rounding out the top five was Elisabeth Ferrell of Farmington and Elizabeth Zwahlen of North Summit.

    The girls team race was dominated by Lone Peak who put its first five runners in the top 25 to earn them a grand total of 51 points.  Farmington wasn't too far behind finishing in 73 points while putting their top four runners in the top 25.  Pine View finished third overall with a score of 122 point representing the south well and Davis and Skyline rounded out the rest of the top five.