Union runners log fastest 2A times
The Observer staff
SANDY — A pair of Union runners used the Sandy Invitational Saturday to log the fastest 2A times in their events.
Katriel O'Reilly's 5:02.62 effort in the 1,500 meters not only won the event but is the top 2A time this season — by more than 10 seconds. In a field filled with runners from much larger schools, O'Reilly beat Sandy's Dalen Richardson by more than six seconds (5:08.96). The Union junior also placed second in the 800 meters (2:31.96).
McKenzie Evans took third in the 3,000 meters at the Sandy invitational, but her time of 11:14.81 is the fastest 2A time in the state.
O'Reilly combined with Elena Baird, Stormy Bullard and Elly Wells to give Union a victory in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 10:51.34 — nearly 40 seconds faster than the second-place team from Barlow.
Bullard also placed fourth in the high jump (4-8).
On the boys side, the quartet of Trevor Verhelst, Riley Sheehy, Daniel Colton and Kenneth Sipp placed fifth in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:18.43.
Enterprise girls take fourth at Carnival of Speed
MILTON-FREEWATER — Enterprise used a pair of wins in the discus and shot put to edge Cove for fourth in the girls competition at Friday's Carnival of Speed track invitational at McLoughlin High School.
Marta Stangel won the shot put with a 34-foot effort, while her fellow Outlaw, Hannah Schaafsma took the discus (92-02) by a six-foot margin of victory. Schaafsma also added a fourth in the shot put for the Outlaws.
Hannah Graf of Enterprise took third in the 800 meters (2:41.74), just ahead of Cove's Hannah Brazil (2:47.88) and Joseph's Linsey VanDoozer (2:50.97).
In the 1,500 meters, Hannah Brazil was fifth (5:45.36), just ahead of VanDoozer (5:51.02) and Dawn Mist Movich-Fields of Enterprise (6:01.10).
In the 3,000 meters, freshman Sarah Brazil of Cove took third in 13:23.87.
Molly DelCurto gave Cove a second in the pole vault when she cleared eight feet.
In the high jump, Ali Abrego of Powder Valley took third on fewer misses, clearing 4-10.
Southridge won the team title with 208.75 points, followed by Weston-McEwen (95.5) and McLoughlin (73). But Enterprise needed all of its 43.75 points to keep ahead of Cove in the battle for fourth.
Powder Valley finished 11th in a tie with Dayton (13 points), while Joseph was 13th and Elgin finished in a tie for 18th.