High school track: Maple Mountain's Porcaro sets new 4A javelin record

Published: Friday, March 30 2012 8:59 a.m. MDT

Maple Mountain's Skyler Porcaro tosses the javelin in a record-setting throw at the Herriman Invitationl. His throw set a new 4A record by two inches.

Jeff Porcaro

Skyler Porcaro set a new 4A record in the javelin on Thursday to lead Maple Mountain to the team title at the Herriman Invitational.

Porcaro’s throw of 189’03 eclipsed the previous 4A record by two inches which was set by Provo’s Anthony Miles-Woods back in 2009.

"When I let go of that javelin, the throw felt good and I knew that it was a good throw, but I didn't expect it to be that good. Everything came together at the right place and the right time. The greatest thing that I have discovered is to never give up. Always endure and work hard and the success will come. For all of the other throwers out there, work hard and dream big," said Porcaro.

Porcaro was one of seven individual events winners for Maple Mountain as it racked up 185 points to comfortably beat host Herriman, which finished with 134.5 points.

"We are very happy for Skyler. He is one of the hardest working athletes we have and really deserves all of the success he earns. He has been working for years to get to this point and we are so happy and proud of him. The throw was a moment when everything came together at the right time. We look forward to his continued success for the rest of the season," said Maple Mountain coach Darrell Wyatt.>/p>

Spencer Asay (high jump and long jump) and Isaac Faux (400 and 800 meters) were both double winners for the Golden Eagles.

" We as coaches are very pleased with the full team effort. It was a very balanced team victory and we hope for contuined success," said Wyatt.

On the girls side, Lone Peak narrowly edged Maple Mountain 139.5-137 to claim the girls title. Christina Moreno was Lone Peak’s only individual winner in the pole vault, but the Knights turned in solid performances in just about every event to claim first place.

Hunter’s Tkeyeah Johnson won both the 100 and 200 meters, with teammate Aubrey Illu helping the Wolverines complete a sweep in the sprints by winning the 400.

Herriman Lucy Biles had a great meet for the hosts as she won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters.

Tarin Strosser (100 hurdles), Sarah Hash (800 meters) and Megan Elmont (long jump) all won individual titles for Maple Mountain, which narrowly missed out on a team title for the second straight week. Last week the Golden Eagles finished a close second to Timpview at the Mt. Timpanogos Invite.

For complete results, check out the Herriman Invitational at RunnerCard.com.

Boys team scores

1. Maple Mountain, 185; 2. Herriman, 134.5; 3. Lone Peak, 124; 4. West Jordan, 104.5; 5. Kearns, 54; 6. Judge, 37; 7. Hunter, 3.

Boys individual winners were as follows:

100 meters — Jarvis Andrews, Kearns, 11.35

200 meters — Stetson Sartor, Herriman, 23.37

400 meters — Isaac Faux, Maple Mountain, 51.33

110 hurdles — Taylor Allen, Herriman, 15.50

300 hurdles — Nate Priest, Maple Mountain, 42.86

800 meters — Isaac Faux, Maple Mountain, 2:00.12

1,600 meters — Zachary Smith, West Jordan, 4:34.34

3,200 meters — Chuk Mitchell, Herriman, 9:47.35

High jump — Spencer Asay, Maple Mountain, 5’10.00

Long jump — Spencer Asay, Maple Mountain, 20’11.50

Shot put — Zachary Decker, Maple Mountain, 44’10.50

Discus — Rory Mulitalo, Herriman, 141’10

Javelin — Skyler Porcaro, Maple Mountain, 189’03

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