It came down to the last event of the day, but when it was over, Roy High had run to victory in the mile relay to capture team honors in the 12th annual Weber Invitational track meet at Weber State University.
Roy was leading Bountiful High 53-52 in the team standings going into the final event, with the two teams matched up in the same heat. Jake Shultz, Phillip White, Heath Opheikens and Billy Shuffenhaur put together a 3:26.76 effort for Roy to beat second place Bountiful by nearly three full seconds.The Roy boys' team joined Mountain View's girls' team in capturing meet titles for the second straight year.
Bountiful was able to take some consolation in Brandon Wilding's selection as the meet's outstanding athlete in boys' competition. Wilding won the 1600- and 800-meter runs, setting a meet record 1:55.26 mark in the 800.
On the girls' side, American Fork's Windy Jorgensen captured the outstanding athlete award. Jorgensen won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and ran legs in the 440-yard and mile relays, both won by American Fork. Her 12.08 time in the 100 meters and 25.15 in the 200 set meet records and the team's 50.06 mark in the 440-yard relay also set a meet record.
Despite the windy weather, four meet records fell, three in girls' competition and one in boys' competition. The boys and girls each recorded 60 state-meet qualifying times.
Joining Wilding as a double winner in the boys' competition was Roy's Billy Schuffenhaur and East's David Stowell. Schuffenhaur captured the 300-meter hurdles in 38.73 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 22 feet 43/4 inches, while Stowell won the 400- and 200-meter runs in 49.75 seconds and 22.36 seconds, respectively.
Out of the 17 events run on Saturday, the Royals nabbed six first-place finishes, including a 14-6 effort by Shawn Rasmussen in the pole vault. Rasmussen was the only one to beat 12-6. Bountiful racked up three first-place finishes, while Viewmont and East scored two each.
Jorgensen, the American Fork sophomore phenomenon, was awesome in Friday's girls competition, but her individual effort was not enough to overcome Mountain View's team showing.
Mountain View's Liz Dawe won both the shot put and discus while Becky Perry finished first in the long jump and second in the 100-meter hurdles and Amy Allen captured the 1600-meter run.
For the boys, the top five teams were Roy, 63; Bountiful, 60; Viewmont, 481/2; Bingham, 36; and West Jordan, 27.
For the girls it was Mountain View, 801/2; American Fork, 55; Brighton and Layton, 49 each; and Cottonwood, 26.