High school track and field: Region 1 championships, Layton Lancers capture boy’s and girl’s title

High school track and field: Region 1 championships, Layton Lancers capture boy’s and girl’s title

by James Tate

Layton High School won the 2023 Region 1 track and field championships at Davis High School. Fantastic team and individual performances led the Lancers to win the team titles. Special performances by seniors Hailey Low, Detrik Reed, Tyler Poole, Christian Perez, junior Anastasia Witte, and the relay teams led the Lancers to the championships.

Boy’s field events

photo of Layton senior Christian Perez

Perez won the long jump event with his season-best leap of 21’6″. Perez had a personal best jump of 21’8.75″ as a junior at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas and was ready to take his shot at the state championship meet. Weber freshman Josh Hamblin was second with a jump of 20’10.5″. Third place finisher was Fremont senior Braden Flinders with a leap of 20’9.5″.

Poole won the discus event for the second straight year. His winning throw was 184’11”. Poole will enter the state championship meet ranked number one in the discus event and the favorite to win. Poole’s teammate, junior Davis Cox, was second with a personal best throw of 150’10”. Third place went to Syracuse junior JJ Rusch with a throw of 148’09”.

Syracuse junior Sam Price won the pole vault event with a vault of 14′. Davis junior Raymond Jordan was second with a vault of 13’3″. Jordan’s teammate Jake Sorenson took third with 12’3″. Price’s teammate senior Brevin Hamblin won the javelin event with a personal best throw of 184’03”. Layton junior Davis Cox finished second with a throw of 153’06”. Third place finisher was Davis senior Evan Forbush with a throw of 153’04”.

The high jump event saw Davis junior Cashe Bennett win by clearing 6’01”. Syracuse senior Brendan Hales was second, and Weber sophomore Brandon Crockett was third.

Girl’s field events

Davis junior Loryn Helgesen captured the girl’s high jump title, clearing 5’7″. Second place went to Weber junior Cami Cvitkovich, who cleared the exact height of 5’7″ but did it on her second attempt. Helgesen cleared the height on her first attempt.

Layton’s Witte won the shot-put event with a personal best throw of 36’8″. Davis sophomore Lindsay Young was second with a 33’6″ throw. Syracuse junior Kaleigh Adams finished third with a 33’5″ throw. Layton sophomore Burklie Burton won the discus event with a throw of 115’06″. Second place went to Burton’s teammate Addy Milne with a throw of 104’09”. Layton completed the sweep in the event, with senior Anabelle Passey finishing third with a throw of 104’05”.

Witte completed a double event victory by winning the javelin contest with a throw of 90’07”. Witte’s teammate Burton was second with an 89’07” throw. Third place went to Fremont senior Kenley Crossley with a throw of 89’05”.

Boy’s distance events

photo of Davis’ Brandon Geckler and Farmington’s Spencer Bradshaw

The much-anticipated boy’s 800m event saw Davis senior Brandon Geckler edge out Farmington senior Spencer Bradshaw in a spectacular finish. Geckler won the event in 1:56.98, and Bradshaw finished in 1:57.05. Third place went to Bradshaw’s teammate, senior Aaron Miller, in 1:58.13.

Weber senior Andrew Harris won the 1600m event in 4:20.13. Second place finisher was Davis sophomore Jonny Reed in 4:22.07. Farmington junior Tyler Muirbrook crossed the line in third place in 4:22.50.

Girl’s distance events

Hailey Low of Layton won the 1600m event in 5:09.25. Low’s teammate, senior Carli Nelson, was second in 5:19.45. Third place finisher was Davis junior Kate Larsen in 5:20.53. Low was a repeat winner in the 3200m event with a time of 11:28.83. Larsen was second in 11:40.86. Farmington sophomore Alexis Bradshaw was third in 11:49.84.

Farmington sophomore Skye Siddoway sprinted down the stretch to win the 800m event in 2:18.14. Low was second in 2:21.96. Third place went to Nelson in 2:22.29.

Hurdle events

photo of Weber senior Eden DeVries

Weber senior and Weber State University commit Eden DeVries continues to dominate the hurdle events by winning the 100m and 300m hurdles. DeVries winning time in the 100mh of 14.09 is a personal best and state best mark this season. Farmington junior Sahara Yates finished second in a personal best of 15.51. Finishing in third place was Yates’ teammate Katrina Hirst in her season-best time 15.67.

DeVries captured the 300m hurdles title in a winning time of 45.18. Second place went to Clearfield freshman Lillian Weaver in a personal best time of 46.03. Weaver’s freshman year has seen her improve her time in the 300m hurdles by four seconds since the start of the season. Fremont senior Charlee Ortgiesen finish third with a personal best time of 46.77.

Weber freshman Josh Hamblin continued the Warrior’s dominance in the hurdle events by winning the 110mh and 300m hurdles titles. Hamblin won the 110mh event, featuring three hurdlers from Davis and four from Layton. Hamblin’s winning time was 15.19. Second place went to Davis sophomore Caleb Flint in 15.80. Third place finisher was Layton senior Chad Leon in 15.84.

Hamblin edged Farmington senior Tanner Crosland in the last ten meters to win the 300mh event in 39.52. Crosland’s second-place finishing time was 39.86. Third place went to Syracuse junior Kellen McKeehan in 41.11.

Boy’s sprint events

photo of the boy’s 100m final

Syracuse junior D’Angelo Mayes completed the double in winning the 100m and 200m events. Mayes’ burst onto the scene by running a 10.96 at the Weber High School quad meet, and less than a month later, he is a double region champion. Mayes’ winning time was a personal best of 10.95. Weber junior Nakosi Swain finished second with a personal best of 11.09. Layton senior Detrik Reed crossed the line third in 11.11.

Mayes’ edged out Reed in the 200m event by winning in a personal best of 22.26. Reed’s second-place finishing time was 22.85. Fremont junior Noah Austin finished third in 23.06. In a close finish in the boy’s 400m final, Farmington’s Bode Jensen edged out Layton’s Lance Martin for the win. Jensen’s winning time was 50.65 and Martin’s second place time was 50.78. Clearfield senior Margan Randall crossed the line in 51.62 for third place.

Girl’s sprint events

Fremont senior and the University of Michigan commit Amare Harlan completed her career at the region championships by winning the 100m and 200m events for the third year. Harlan, the state record holder in both events, blazed to winning times of 11.69 in the 100m and 23.85 in the 200m. DeVries of Weber finished second in the 100m in 12.45. Fremont freshman Kenley Fuit captured third in 12.86.

Weber junior Annalise Ririe finished second in the 200m event at 25.74. Fuit was third in 26.46. Ririe won the girl’s 400m event with a time of 58.35. Layton freshman Anna Ward was second in 1:01.74, and third place went to Davis sophomore Eliza Swain in 1:01.95.

Relay event winners

photo of Weber’s Andrew Harris in 4×400 relay


4×100 Layton 43.44

4×200 Layton 1:29.87

4×400 Weber 3:25.80

4×800 Layton 8:18.61


4×100 Fremont 48.62

4×200 Weber 1:46.05

4×400 Layton 4:11.08

4×800 Layton 10:02.43

all results and times courtesy of RunnerCard Results

photos of meet here

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