High school sports: Preps of the week

Published: Monday, May 21 2012 10:53 p.m. MDT

Davis High School's Brad Nye win the boy's 5A 800 meter race at the Utah State High School Track Championships Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Provo Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

MORGAN SUMMERS, Bear River, softball: Senior center fielder Morgan Summers is the spark that gets the five-time 3A state champions started.

"I feel like as Morgan goes, so goes the team," said Bear River head coach Calvin Bingham. "If she gets on, it seems like good things happen for us. It's tough to keep us from scoring."

Summers is so fast, she's only been thrown out twice all season and she often beats the throw to first. She had her first grand slam home run in the team's semi-final victory over Snow Canyon.

The honor student works as hard in the class room as she does on the field and will play at UVU next year.

"She has tremendous natural ability," Bingham said. "She's an exceptional athlete and she works very hard."

BRAD NYE, Davis, track: It's only appropriate that Nye, who holds the nation's best time in the mile this year, would end his Davis High career with a bang.

Hampered slightly by a hamstring strain, the senior won the 800M, 1,600M and 3,200M at the track & field state championships at BYU last weekend.

Only his 3,200 meter time was a season high, but that didn't concern him one bit. He was focused entirely on staying healthy and racking up points for the Darts, who won their second straight 5A state title.

Nye has been invited to compete against some of the nation's top high school runners at the Adidas Dream Mile in New York City on June 9.

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