By Bill Harris Lund High School
The Lund Mustang track team is accustomed to being the smallest school at all events they compete in. In spite of that challenge, the Mustangs own nine southern region track records. Make that 10, as senior Emily Cornelison added 18 inches to the old shot put record of 34-7, set in 2001, to throw 36-1.5 and win the event. She also won the discus with a 99-4 throw. Senior James Harris qualified for the state meet in all four of his events. He had a breakthrough day in the hurdles by winning both events in PR times, 42.63 (300-meter hurdles), and 16.51 (110-meter hurdles). He also finished third in the 200-meters (24.48) and fourth in the long jump (18’5.25”). Senior Derick Rimingtom punched his ticket to the state meet with a fourth place finish in the shot (36-8). He also finished fifth in the discus (85-3). Sophomore Kelsea Reid had a great meet with a victory in the 100-meters (13.83) and finished second in the 200-meters (28.66). Sophomore Sammi Cornelison had a huge PR in the long jump jumping 14-2.5 for fourth place. Senior Tori Montoya scored big team points by finishing second in both the 300-meter hurdles (54.79), 100-meter hurdles (19.95). Senior Ciera Jensen finished third in the 200-meters (28.93). Freshman McCall Harness had a PR of 4-6 and finished third in the high jump. Sophomore Alondra Dowl finished sixth in the 1,600-meters in 7:33. Freshman Wyatt Christensen added four feet to his shot PR with a throw of 29-2.75 and a ninth place finish. He also threw the discus 76-9. Senior Skyler Madsen and Junior Brandon Creason qualified for state in the high jump with a 5-4 mark. Creason finished third (with fewer misses) and Madsen took fourth. They also ran the 100-meters in 12.78 and 12.55 respectively.
The Lady Mustangs ruled the relay events, winning all three they ran. The 4×100 (55.74) and 4×200 (1:58.52) teams (Reid, Harness, S. Cornelison, Jensen) won easily, as well as the 4×400 team (Montoya, Jensen, Harness, Dowl) (4:55.94).
As a team the girls finished second place with 119 points. The boys finished fourth with 56.5 points. The Mustangs travel back to Las Vegas (Silverado High School) May 17-18 for the state meet.
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