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Giles and Medley Relays place 1st at Davis Invitational

Apr 25, 2024 09:51AM ● By Liisa London Mecham

Tucker Giles won the 800m race in the Invited division and broke his own school record.

Saturday, April 20, Morgan Track participated in the Davis Invitational along with 42 other schools from across classifications in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. At the Invitational, there are Invited Events for the top times and marks and Open Events for athletes who qualify for the required minimum marks.

Morgan had five individuals and two relays that placed in Invited Events. The Trojans’ Tucker Giles won the 800m race and broke his own school record in the event. His 1:54.37 topped all the other athletes and is now the new mark at Morgan High in the 800m. Also breaking his own 400m school record was Brogan Garrett. Garrett clocked a 48.40, the fourth fastest time in the state this year. In his race at Davis, Garrett finished third to the first (47.08 West Jordan) and third (48.38 Corner Canyon) fastest times in the state this year. Many top performances were recorded at Davis on Saturday amidst the tough competition.

In the Invited Long Jump, Tate Nelson leaped 20-6.0 to place fourth, and dual-sport athlete Christian Nuñez earned eighth place with a 19-10.0 jump. Abby Titus also placed eighth in the Invited High Jump with a 4-11.0 mark.

Morgan’s boys and girls Medley Relays took first place in the Invited Medleys, and each athlete brought home a gold watch along with his or her medal. All Invited first-place winners receive a gold watch at the Davis Invitational. The girls team of Brier Gailey, Caitlyn Flitton, Lauren Kobe, and Alexis Cox ran the relay in 4:33.11 to outpace second-place Evanston by almost 10 seconds.

The boys medley crew ran a 3:43.69 to claim the top prize. The 3:39.47 race that they blazed at Pine View on March 22 is still the top mark in the event in the state this year. In the Davis meet, Jacob Carter, Enoch Johnson, Brakken Bell, and Brooks Anderton ran the race and prevailed over their competition by five seconds.

In the open division, Maverick Guymon placed fourth in the 300m Hurdles with a big PR of 40.98. The Girls 4x100m relay took second (51.03) in the open with Brier Gailey, Abby Titus, Lauren Kobe, and Caitlyn Flitton racing. In addition, the girls’ 4x400m relay placed second (4:14.91) in the open division. Members of the 4x400m relay team are Kate Brewer, Lina Weiers, Lainey Hansen, and Kendall Peterson. 

Kenny Whitmer earned sixth in the open 110m hurdles (16.42), and Devan Pace threw 132-10.0 in the open javelin to earn eighth.

Morgan traveled to Grantsville April 17 for a Region 13 meet and hosted their Region 13 meet Wednesday, April 24 with almost 400 athletes (147 from Morgan) from all six region schools: Union, Grantsville, Ben Lomond, Ogden, and South Summit. The Trojans will host the Morgan Invitational meet, Saturday, April 27 with over 20 schools expected and over 500 athletes. The Region 13 Championships will be held May 9-10 at Morgan with 3A State to follow the next weekend at BYU, May 17-18.λ

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