Sports ShortsSep 14, 2023 11:42AM ● By Liisa London Mecham
The Morgan Girls Cross Country team competed well in Spanish Fork at the UIAAA Invitational. Courtesy photos
Boys and Girls Cross Country
After competing in a Region 13 open meet on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Oakley Fairgrounds, the harriers traveled to Spanish Fork Saturday to compete in the UIAAA Invitational. Junior EJ Lee finished the varsity race amidst blistering competition with a time of 15:57.1 and placed 32nd. He was second in the 3A Boys times.
“It was a great day,” Coach Brennen Fuller said. “We had the team race in their grade levels, and we had some big PRs and SRs all day. With our top five boys, we finished first in 3A.”
“Things are clicking more each day, and the kids are getting closer and learning to be all in for the family,” said Fuller. “It’s showing on the courses!”
Morgan ran Wednesday at Ben Lomond in a Region 13 Open Meet and traveled to the Timpanogos Invitational Friday Sept. 1.
Morgan traveled to Tooele Tuesday, Aug. 22 for a Region 13 match. Like most of the tournaments this year, the competition was close. Morgan took second to Ogden by four strokes 310 to 306. Union and Grantsville were a distant third and fourth with 321 and 325 respectively.
Individually, the Trojans’ Lance Loughton ran away with first place shooting a 65. Ogden’s Jesse Jones shot a 73 to place second and Grantsville’s Decker Dzierzon took third with a 74. Morgan’s Zaylin McClearly (78) placed in the top 10 at eighth while Caleb Rees (82), Jackson Palmer (85), and Daxton Loertscher (85) finished 13th, 15th and 16th.
Overall team standings show Morgan and Ogden tied with 31 points apiece. Union trails the leaders by two points. The Trojans had the rest of the week off. Tuesday, Sept. 5, they will host the Region 13 teams at Round Valley. It is a great chance to get out and see some excellent high school golf.
The tennis team got rained out on Tuesday against Wasatch and traveled to Rowland Hall Thursday. The team fell to the Winged Lions 4-1 with the 2nd Doubles team of Carys Morgan and Macey Dee picking up the lone win, 6-0, 6-0.
Morgan will host four consecutive home matches starting with Region 13 opponent Grantsville Tuesday, Aug. 29 followed by St. Joseph’s Thursday, Aug. 31. Sept. 5 South Summit will come to town and Ben Lomond will take on the Trojans Sept. 7. Their final home match of the season will be Sept. 12 against Ogden.
The soccer team played Tuesday, Aug.29 against Region 13 foe Ogden. Results weren’t available at press time, but the past history of these two teams portended a tight match. Morgan followed their opener with another home game against Union. Sept. 12 is the next home game for the Trojans. They will take on Grantsville. λ