Chargers boys track team best in state; girls third
Jul 03, 2019 04:03PM
● By Catherine Garrett
The Corner Canyon track and field teams took first (boys) and third (girls) competing in events like the long jump. (Justin Adams/City Journals)
By Catherine Garrett | [email protected]
Corner Canyon High junior Van Fillinger won the 5A state shot put title May 18 at Brigham Young University to help lead the Chargers boys squad to the team championship. His throw of 50-03.50 beat out Timpview’s Macmillion Aoloisio, who scored a 49-10.
The 4x400 relay team of Harrison Taggart, Noah Kjar, Jake Orr and Alex Robertson took second place in the final event of the meet to secure the title for Corner Canyon.
“The track title was really a team effort,” CCHS Athletic Director Patrick Thurman said. “We had great contributions across the board, from our throwers to our distance runners to the speedsters and relays.”
Junior Mark Boyle placed third in the 1600 meters, fourth in the 3200 meters and fifth in the 800 meters to score some key points for the Chargers. Other top finishers for the boys squad were the second-place sprint medley relay team of Cody Hagen, Cole Hagen, Noah Kjar, Caleb Johnson, Kasey Hong and Alex Harbertson, the second-place 4x100 relay squad of Cody Hagen, Cole Hagen, Taggart, Kjar, August Jacobs and Hong, Rafael Erickson (third, high jump), Jonah Strong (fourth, shot put), Harbertson (fourth, 800 meters; fifth, 1600 meters), Johnson (fifth, 3200 meters; seventh, 1600 meters), Orr (sixth, 800 meters) and Taggart (sixth, 200 meters).
“We have a great coaching staff, with coaches Moody, Kjar, Pickering and Sutera all working with the boys,” Thurman said. “The coaches create a fun environment. We get around 100 boys that came out for track and field, and together they all make it work. The exciting thing is we are just getting started. We are a young team and the early success is fueling excitement for working harder and doing more.”
Corner Canyon’s girls team placed third as a team and were led by state champion Emma Bagley, a junior, in the 100 meter hurdles as well as the first-place 4x100 relay team of Kayla Milford, Aly Milford, Bagley, Paje Rasmussen, Reagan Winget and Skye Meyers.
Other top placers for CCHS were Ceyda Ural (second, pole vault), Rasmussen (second, 100 meters), the second-place sprint medley team of Milford, Winget, Maryn Granger, Karli Branch, Madisyn Wankier, Mikayla Kimball and Milford (sixth, 200 meters), Karen Crapo (sixth, long jump), Allison Oler (tied for sixth, high jump), Sadie Steiner (seventh, shot put) and the seventh-place 4x400 relay team of Milford, Granger, Wankier, Kallyn Chynoweth, Annika Manwaring and Meyers.