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Running with the Cougars: Wasatch senior Talem Franco signs with BYU

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  • FB Fan #2 Grantsville, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    @Esquire - Talem brings back the 2nd fastest time in the 800 for the returning athletes this year, and his actual non-rounded time was 1:53.97. The fastest 800 runner, Ben Saarel of Park City committed to Colorado a few weeks ago. This kid has the potential of beating 1:50 this year, 3A is heavily stacked when it comes to the fastest individuals in the State. I am excited to see what 2013 Outdoor Season brings!

  • EarlOfHemsley Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    @Esquire - This article was contributed, meaning that the author did this piece out of a love for the Wasatch HS community, Wasatch High Athletics and an interest in furthering his career.

    If you would like to see more in-depth stuff done on other athletes in different regions of Utah, I would suggest contributing something. Kenny Bristow is basically a Wasatch guy, and a total stud.

    Reach out to me if you're interested.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 8:07 a.m.

    I wish the kid well, but this is unusual, to do such a big story on a track signing. 1:54 is decent, but hardly epic. At least 10 Utah runners have exceeded this time. If the kid can get below 1:50 in college, he'll do fine. It won't be world class, but perhaps he has the ability. No knock on him, not at all. It just seems to be a slow news day at the DN. There are a lot of good athletes who sign and don't get write ups like this.