Addi Bruening Upsets Rohatinsky in Loaded 6A Girls 3200m

Photo Credit: Jim Ballard/MileSplit Utah

2022 Utah UHSAA State T&F Championships

The first day of competition is in the books, and one of the day's big headlines happened in one of the earlier races on the schedule.

 The girls 3200m had a great entry list featuring several girls with the capability to run a sub 11 time in the event.  Top distance prospect Taylor Rohatinsky of Lone Peak was looking to capture her first individual state title, and she had the resume to do it.

Only competing in her second-ever season of track and field, Rohatinsky has established herself as one of the all-time greats for the 1600m and 3200m in Utah.  Taylor has run 10:35 for 3200m and 4:42 for 1600m.

Challenging Taylor was fellow BYU Commit Addi Bruening of Herriman, the defending champion in the 3200m and the 6A 2021 State XC Champion.  

It was a well-fought race that had other girls in the mix, but on the final stretch, Addi could hold off the field and finish in first with a time of 10:39.09, just edging out Taylor's 10:39.74.

Three other girls broke the 11-minute barrier, and they were American Fork's Avalon Mecham at 10:41.51,  Natalie Swain of Bingham at 10:50.09, and Hailey Low of Layton at 10:57.73.