The final two high school sports seasons came to an end this week as the 2015-16 school year culminates in the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Thursday, May 26.
The Grand County High School track and field team competed at the state championship meet at Brigham Young University in Provo on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21; and the girls golf team finished up at its state tournament at Soldier Hollow in Midway on Thursday, May 19.
The girls golf team swung its way to a fourth-place finish as the top three Lady Red Devils finished one in front of another. Sophia Richardson placed eighth after shooting a 106. In ninth place, Joopy Bamrungmuang shot a 108. Jamie Day tied for 10th place with a 109 and sister Sarah Day tied for 13th with an 11. Also competing for Grand, Annie Kopell shot a 126 and Aspen Darcy shot a 132.
Grand finished fourth overall with 214 Stableford points. Rowland Hall won the state championship with 267, Region 15 Champion Emery finished second with 246 and Beaver scored 216 for third. Rowland Hall’s Zaria Thompson and Maddie Kwum had a one-two finish individually, shooting 80 and 82, respectively. Third-place Taijah Price of Emery shot an 88.
“I’m very proud of my girls,” coach Chris Woodard said of their fourth-place showing. “Wahoo!”
In track and field, North Summit and Delta finished first and second in both boys and girls competitions. The Braves of North Summit eked out a 101-96 advantage for the boys title, and won the girls title much more easily, scoring 142 points to Delta’s 91. In each individual or relay race, a first-place finish is worth 10 points, second place is worth 8, third is worth 6, and fourth through eighth descend from 5 points to 1 point. The Red Devil girls tied for ninth place with 26 points, while the boys finished 13th with 15 points.
Grand senior Kwincey Wells finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, running a 16.70. She also finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles at 49.69, and seventh in the long jump. The girls got 5 points out of the 400-meter race as freshman Auburn Jackman placed fifth at 1:01.08 and junior Alexa Pierce placed eighth at 1:02.75. In throwing events, senior Britnee Lewis placed sixth in the shot put at 30 feet, 1.5 inches, and junior Halli Stocks placed eighth in the discus at 85 feet, 8 inches.
The 4×400-meter relay netted 3 points with a sixth-place 4:21.42. In the Medley, the girls finished seventh at 4:40.62.
For the Red Devil boys, sophomore Ryan Lewis scored 9 points by placing fourth in the 3,200-meter race at 10:22.26; and fifth in the 1,600-meter race at 4:42.74. Lewis also finished 14th in the 800-meter race at 2:12.51. Freshman Teddy Park added three points with a 6th-place jump of 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump.
Grand’s remaining 3 points came from relay events as junior Mackay Wakefield, senior Drake Hackney, freshman Trent Elmore and Lewis placed seventh in the medley at 3:56.70; and Wakefield, freshman Nolan Ramirez, sophomore Dakota Johnson and Elmore placed eighth in the 4×400-meter relay at 3:40.42. Elmore also finished ninth individually in the 400-meter race, running a 53.52.
Athletic All-State teams for the various spring sports are likely to be named within the next few weeks by the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune, but Academic All-State teams, for which only seniors are eligible, have already been announced. Representing Grand County High School is senior Thomas Dewitt, who played No. 1 singles for the boys tennis team.
The Grand County High School graduation ceremony takes place on Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m., at the high school’s north lawn, 608 S. 400 East.
Lady Red Devils finish fourth at golf tournament