The Murray Invitational is of
In the varsity girl’s race, Candace Eddy and the Davis High girls showed everyone why they are the team to beat in 5A girls cross country. With Eddy leading the way taking the six second victory over
Timpanogos was led by the one-two punch of 5th place Brooke Hodson, 6th place Suzanna Sorensen, and were followed by 35th place Lecy Skousen, 38th place Hannah Groom, and 44th place Kimberly Bringhurst. Timpanogos is one team that could make some noise at the State Championships and should challenge for a second place trophy with just about anyone out there.
The rest of the top ten included: defending 5A State Champion Shayla Kipp from Skyline in 4th, Jessie Chugg of 5A
In the varsity boys race, Stephen Clark of 5A Skyline proved that is the man to beat as he aims for his second straight individual state championship as he raced to a 15:25 victory over 4A Springville’s Spencer Gardner who ran a 15:30, and 5A Bingham’s Nate Jewkes who ran a 15:48. The three pushed it through some rough paces together for over half the race, but Clark and
But it was the 8th and 9th place finishes of
4A’s Mountain Crest sealed up second place with a pair of top ten finishes. Led by the 5th place finish of Neal Ferrin in 16:21, the Mustangs scored 132 points. Kevin Dickey was 10th in 16:37, Zak Dymock in 14th in 16:45, Skylar Riggs in 18th in 16:54, and Jesse Petersen in 85th in 18:06. The 5A Davis Darts took the third place trophy led by top ten runner Seth Gutzwiller in 7th place running 16:27 while the team scored 141 points. The other scoring runners were Spencer Anderson in 12th (16:38), Bryson Snow in 37th (17:26), Bryce Larsen in 39th (17:28), and Jason Thomas in 46th (17:37).
The rest of the top ten included: Karl Wilcock of 3A Hurricane in 4th and George Barlow of 5A Weber in 6th.
The JV girls race also belonged to the Davis Darts as six of the top eleven finishers belonged to the Lady Darts. The race winner was Meghan Hedquist (21:09), a freshman from Davis, and she was followed by her teammates Lizzy Wallin in 2nd, Julianne Wirthlin in 4th, Ashley Ballard-Sume in 5th, Talya Kussee in 9th, and Brittany Blankenship in 11th. The remainder of the top ten included Kaity Diaz from 3A Delta, Madison Wolf in 6th and Shaye Maurer in 7th both from 3A Cedar, Caroline Johnson from Mountain Crest in 8th, and Kayla Lockhart from 5A Alta in 10th.
The JV boys race was a close one as 1A’s
The Murray Invite is unique in that it has a set of rookie races which are set up for athletes, regardless of age or grade, that have never participated in cross country before. In the girls rookie race, the winner was Sarah Gunn from 4A’s