Windy Jorgensen ran as her name indicates to dominate the High Mountain Track and Field Invitational Saturday at Cottonwood High School.
The American Fork sophomore set a state record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.71, which eclipsed the previous mark of 24.82 by Sue DeVries of East High in 1983. She joined teammates Tiffany Lott, Jana Dubois and Melinda Boice to set a new state standard in the 4 by 100 meter relay, the quartet clocking 48.85 compared with the previous record of 49.11 set by Layton in 1989.She also broke her own meet record in the 100 meter dash - 12.37 to better her 1990 clocking of 12.42. And, she capped the day off by making up 20 meters by running a 56.83 anchor leg to pace American Fork to another meet record with a 4:04.91 clocking in the 4 by 400 meter relay.
"I felt really good. I was never very tired," Jorgensen said of her effort Saturday. Regarding her come-from-behind win in the 4 by 400 relay, she said, "I don't like to see people ahead of me."
No one was close to being ahead of her when the votes for athlete of the meet for girls were tallied.
The meet is sponsored by the Utah High School Track Coaches Association and uses an interesting format - scoring based on decathlon scoring tables.
As such, Viewmont High School won the boys title with 10,498 points followed by Weber (9,561), Davis (9,548), Brighton (9,467) and Alta (9,087).
Layton was the girls' winner with 9,158 points. The Lancers were followed by Mountain View (9,122), Weber (8,918), Brighton (8,500) and Bonneville (8,465).
A number of state qualifying marks were surpassed and there were a number of meet records in addition to the ones set by the American Fork girls.
Troy Nesbitt of Hillcrest clocked 14.46 in the 110 high hurdles to best the mark of 14.55 by Weber's Stan Anderson in 1987; Jake Shulz of Roy erased Anderson's record in the 300 intermediate hurdles by clocking 38.42. Laura Zaugg of Clearfield also bettered the 300 hurdle record for girls, clocking 45.52.
The Cottonwood boys' medley relay team of Tom Geertsen, Jason Coombes, Cameron Howell and Scott Harbertson clocked 3:34.15 to break the mark of 3:36.96 set by Timpview in 1988 and Dichelle Byrum of Layton leaped 17 feet 91/2 inches in the long jump to beat the mark of 17-5 set by Timpview's Keena Hooker in 1988.
The boys' athlete of the meet was American Fork's Rob Christensen, who won the 800 meter run in 1:54.25 in perhaps the best race of the day. Bountiful's Brandon Wilding took the early lead, running a 54-second first lap, and continued to lead most of the second lap with Christensen staying just a couple of paces behind him. On the last straightaway Christensen kicked past Wilding to take the victory. Wilding also bettered 1:55, clocking 1:54.98.
Skyline's Matt Hansen was a double sprint winner, taking the 100 meters in 11.17 and 200 in 22.24, both times just ahead of East's David Stowell who clocked 11.19 and 22.26, respectively. Stowell won the 400 meter race in 48.98.
(Results are on the scoreboard on page D10).