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High school track: 2 Utah athletes post nation's best times at Arcadia Invitational (with video)

Published: Monday, June 29 2015 5:59 p.m. MDT

Shea Martinez, of Davis, wins the girl's 5A 800 m during the state track and field championships at BYU in Provo on Saturday, May 21, 2011. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)  (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Shea Martinez, of Davis, wins the girl's 5A 800 m during the state track and field championships at BYU in Provo on Saturday, May 21, 2011. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

Several dozen high school athletes traveled to California last weekend to participate in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational, and two in particular made huge names for themselves at the meet.

Park City’s Ben Saarel won the 3,200 meter Invitational run with a time of 8:45.74, the best time in the country for a high school runner since 2011.

Saarel edged Bernie Montoya of Cibola High School in Arizona by 1.33 seconds. Watch a replay of the race here. The Park City senior has committed to run next year for Colorado University.

Not to be outdone, Davis senior Shea Martinez won two Invitational events, winning the 800 meters and the mile.

Martinez’s victory in the 800 was a sensational finish as she outkicked Courtney Clayton of Illinois down the back stretch, cross the finishing line in 2:09.26, just .04 faster than Clayton. It’s the fastest time in the country this year. Watch a replay of the race here.

Martinez won the seven-competitor mile run with a time of 4:52.39, a field that also included Ogden’s Sarah Feeny, Bingham’s Emily Rich, Davis’ Ellie Child and Orem’s Summer Harper. Watch a replay of the race here.

Just like she did later at the meet in the 800, Martinez outkicked Megan Beauchene of Washington to the finish line down the backstretch.

Two other Utah athletes won their seeded events. Davis’ Taylor Cox won the girls mile race, while Riverton’s Clay Lambourne won the 400 meters.

Here’s a look at how all the Utah athletes fared at the Arcadia Invitational.

Boys results

100 meter dash

16. Seth Fortin, Davis, 11.09

200 meter dash

14. Jacopo Spano, Woods Cross, 22.40w

21. Trevor Leavitt, Davis, 22.74w

23. Seth Fortin, Davis, 22.78w

29. Chandler Judd, Woods Cross, 23.36w

400 meter invitational run

6. Michael Bluth, Riverton, 48.65

9. Trevor Leavitt, Davis, 50.13

400 meter dash

1. Clay Lambourne, Riverton, 48.83

14. Brandon Walker, Riverton, 50.14

800 meter dash

22. Jackson Sagers, Davis, 1:56.80

28. Seth Thompson, Davis, 1:58.44

35. Bryan Pearson, Cedar, 1:59.78

39. Talem Franco, Wasatch, 2:00.18

40. Landon Greenhalg, Syracuse, 2:00.56

3,200 meter invitational run

1. Ben Saarel, Park City, 8:45.74

16. Jake Heslington, Timpanogos, 8:59.73

21. Conner Mantz, Sky View, 9:04.04

3,200 meter seeded run 1

2. Tommy Gutierrez, East, 9:07.94

18. Brady Early, Riverton, 9:28.30

3,200 meter seeded run 2

17. Andrew Aposhian, Davis, 9:19.95

22. Chuk Mitchell, Herriman, 9:25.12

25. Alex Hedquist, Davis, 9:26.52

26. Jaydn Asay, Mountain View, 9:27.43

30. Preston Johnson, Davis, 9:44.15

33. Brayden Cromar, Davis, 10:05.09

3,200 rated run 1

21. Hayden Hansen, Davis, 9:44.90

3,200 rated run 3

24. Chris Rushing, East, 9:39.04

110 meter hurdles

9. Cam Dopp, Woods Cross, 15.01

32. Chad Best, Timpanogos, 15.58

300 meter invitational

6. Cam Dopp, Woods Cross, 38.86

Mile run invitational

10. Skylar Williams, Davis, 4:22.29

Mile run

11. Talem Franco, Wasatch, 4:20.04

12. Tomy Gutierrez, East, 4:20.17

Mile run rising stars

11. Stokton Smith, Davis, 4:28.10

Discus

7. Miller Crawford, Riverton, 153’07.00

Shot put

3. Miller Crawford, Riverton, 54’02.50

Girls results

200 meter dash

4. Lauren Baxter, Timpview, 24.58

400 meter invitational run

2. Lauren Baxter, Timpview, 55.28

400 meter dash

19. Aimee Bryson, Cedar, 58.82

800 meter invitational run

1. Shea Martinez, Davis, 2:09.26

800 meter run

15. Candace Greenwood, Orem, 2:17.35

31. Taylor Cox, Davis, 2:20.70

3,200 meter invitational

18. Sarah Feeny, Ogden, 10:52.92

21. Summer Harper, Orem, 11:05.04

22. Melissa Garrett, Ogden, 11:26.52

3,200 meter seeded

2. Alisse Walker, Park City, 10:41.47

4. Alyssa Snyder, Park City, 10:47.89

25. Jessica Sams, Ogden, 11:23.70

3,200 meter rated

6. Jackie Heaps, Lehi, 10:58.22

7. Maddi Criscione, Park City, 10:59.21

12. Annie Orr, Park City, 11:03.10

16. McKayla Morgan, Riverton, 11:06.04

18. Chesley Johnson, Davis, 11:07.15

19. Tavia Dutson, Jordan, 11:07.43

21. Ashley Tyndall, Davis, 11:15.31

22. Sarah Sargent, East, 11:15.40

27. Millika Holbrook, Woods Cross, 12:07.62

110 meter hurdles

13. Nicole Laws, Provo, 15.17

36. Chrstine VanBrocklin, Davis, 15.91

45. Alisa Baker, Timpanogos, 16.52

51. Hailee Carattini, Davis, 23.57

300 meter hurdles seeded

7. Kaitlyn Walker, Wasatch, 45.68

300 meter hurdles

28. Alisa Baker, Timpanogos, 46.69

32. Christine Van Brocklin, Davis, 47.29

Mile run invitational

1. Shea Martinez, Davis, 4:52.39

3. Sarah Feeny, Ogden, 4:56.47

4. Emily Rich, Bingham, 4:56.69

5. Ellie Child, Davis, 5:03.69

6. Summer Harper, Orem, 5:05.76

Mile run seeded

1. Taylor Cox, Davis, 4:56.04

6. Alisse Walker, Park City, 5:01.56

12. Alyssa Snyder, Park City, 5:05.33

Mile run

7. Aimee Bryson, Cedar, 5:06.71

22. Maddy Criscione, Park City, 5:14.67

23. Candace Greenwood, Orem, 5:15.67

28. Mckayla Morgan, Riverton, 5:17.37

32. Chelsey Johnson, Davis, 5:20.42

37. Madi Garlock, Davis, 5:24.96

39. Tavia Dutson, Jordan, 5:26.99

Discus

5. Kassie Nagel, Morgan, 128’08

Shot put

8. Kassie Nagel, Morgan, 41’08.25

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