High school track: Sky View's Brenna Porter, Connor Mantz dominate Cache-Box Invite
Tom Smart, Deseret News
LOGAN — A couple of Sky View athletes stole the show at the Cache-Box Invitational at Utah State on Thursday and Friday.
Senior Brenna Porter reminded everyone why she’s the best hurdler in the state with multiple blazing performances, while sophomore Connor Mantz continued to shine in the distant events.
Mantz’s wins in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters led Sky View’s boys to the team title narrowly over Box Elder, while Box Elder’s girls ran away with first place.
For complete results, check out the Cache-Box Invitational at RunnerCard.com.
Even though Sky View’s girls finished third — 99 points behind Box Elder — Porter was without a doubt the main attraction at Utah State.
Not only did Porter win the 100 and 300 hurdles, along with the 200 meters, she did so in ridiculous dominating fashion.
Her 100 hurdles time of 15.03 — which is the best mark in Utah this season — was 1.10 faster then the second-place runner.
Her 300 hurdles time of 44.65— also Utah’s best mark — was 2.66 faster than second place. Porter set the 300 hurdles state record last year with a time of 42.25.
In the 200 meters, Porter’s time of 25.69 was the second-best mark in Utah, and 1.56 faster than second place.
Mantz was equally as dominant in his own right. He ran the 1,600 in 4:23.98 on Thursday — a top 10 time in Utah — and then followed it up with 9:24.67 in the 3,200 on Friday, the second-best mark in Utah.
Mantz was one of four multi-event winners on the boys side. Box Elder’s Riley Burt won the 100 and 200 meters, Sky View’s Logan Miller won the 110 and 300 hurdles and Logan’s Dallin Dahl won the discus and javelin.
On the girls side, Porter wasn’t the only three-event winner. Box Elder’s Stephanie Crapse won the shot put, discus and javelin. Crapse’s Box Elder teammate Lana Willard won the 100 meters and long jump.
One of the most impressive performances of the meet belonged to Bear River’s Whitney Porter, whose 400 time of 59.91 is the third-fastest in Utah this year.
Boys team scores
1. Sky View, 201; 2. Box Elder, 186; 3. Logan, 90; 4. Westside, Idaho, 58; 5. Bear River, 38; 6. Mountain Crest, 30.
Individual boys winners were as follows:
100 meters — Riley Burt, Box Elder, 11.27
200 meters — Riley Burt, Box Elder, 23.03
400 meters — Michael Cruz, Box Elder, 51.69
800 meters — Adam Hendrickson, Box Elder, 2:02.20
1,600 meters — Connor Mantz, Sky View, 4:23.98
3,200 meters — Connor Mantz, Sky View, 9:24.67
110 hurdles — Logan Miller, Sky View, 15.86
300 hurdles — Logan Miller, Sky View, 41.45
1500 Steeple Chase — Carlton Baird, Westside, Idaho, 5:10.59
High jump — Brett Smart, Bear River, 6’01
Long jump — Daniel Lemon, Sky View, 20’07.00
Triple jump — Matt Allen, Westside, Idaho, 39’11.50
Shot put — Seth White, Sky View, 45’02
Discus — Dallin Dahl, Logan, 150’04
Javelin — Dallin Dahl, Logan, 141’05.75
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