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Trojan boys and girls earn second place finishes at Region 13 Championships

May 16, 2024 11:15AM ● By Liisa London Mecham

Kenny Whitmer clears the bar in the high jump. Whitmer won gold in the event.

Morgan hosted the 2024 Region 13 Championships and finished with second place awards for both the boys and girls teams.  The Trojans finished second to Region 13 newcomer, Union, in both.  The boys' race came down to the wire, and the Cougars prevailed 149 to the Trojans’ 146.  Ogden placed third with 67 points, and Grantsville was fourth (57 points).  On the girls’ side, Union won by a larger margin: 157 to Morgan’s 1315.  Ogden tallied 112.50 for third and Grantsville claimed fourth (73).

Morgan coach Brennen Fuller commented. “I am very proud of the kids and how they competed. We always tell them to compete for each other and when they do, they always perform better. I’m proud of the family that we have built and as these kids come to see that more can be achieved when they look outside themselves, they truly do shine and work together as a family.” 

Morgan has several Region 13 individual and relay champions, but the most-decorated athlete was senior Brogan Garrett who won the 100m (11.22), 200m (22.06), 400m (49.08) and 4x400m races.  Garrett and South Summit’s Damon  Millburn tied for first in the 100m, and both were awarded first place medals.   Garrett plans to run track for Weber State after graduation next week.

Morgan’s Tucker Giles earned a region title in the 800m (1:59.21), ran as a member of the 4x400 and medley relays that took first and placed second in the 100m hurdles (15.50).

Abby Titus, Tori Smith and Kendall Peterson all won individual titles as well.  Titus earned hers in the high jump while Smith gained top honors in the shot put and Peterson in the long jump.

The girls 4x100 and 4x400 relays claimed region top honors as well.  Morgan’s 4x100 crew of  Brier Gailey, Lauren Kobe, Abby Titus, and Caitlin Flitton outpaced the region, and

the 4x400 team of  Kate Brewer, Lainey Hansen, Sara Wilkinson and Kendall Peterson also brought home the gold. 

There were also several second place finishes:  Tyli Archibald-shot put; Londyn Elmer-discus; Abby Titus-long jump; Lainey Hansen-300m hurdles.

Karli Lynam qualified for state by finishing fourth in the high jump.

On the boys side, in the javelin Gavin Dewitt claimed first, and Boston Moser qualified for state with a fourth place finish.  Tate Nelson brought home a title for the Trojans in the long jump as did Kenny Whitmer in the high jump (6-0.0).  Joe McLean qualified for state by mark  in the high jump as well with a jump of 5-8.0.

The boys’ medley relay of Jacob Carter, Kenny Whitmer, Maverick Guymon, and Tucker Giles claimed gold with Whitmer, Guymon and Giles joined by Garrett in the 4x400m relay to bring home the final gold medal of the night in 3:24.35.

The 40 athletes who qualified for the state meet will compete at BYU on Friday and Saturday May 17-18. λ 

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