The weather at the BYU First Security Bank Invitational Track Meet Friday was reminiscent of a BYU-Wyoming football game in Laramie on a bleak November day.
Maybe that's why boys' and girls' high school track teams from Wyoming fared so well in Friday's rain-drenched meet.The wet weather didn't seem to slow the first-place Star Valley boy's team. Nor did it bother Richfield's Taunya Daniels, who led her team to the girl's championship.
The Star Valley boys tallied 77 points to win the team title, easily outdistancing second-place St. Joseph's of Ogden.
Star Valley runners placed in the top three in several of the track events. Dana Vanenkevort and Ty Draney finished 1-2 in the 1600 meter run, and Brian Hunsaker and Bryce Richardson took first and third in the 400 meter event.
In the girls' division, Daniels took first place in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter events to pace Richield.
Richfield's total nearly doubled second-place Kanab's 40. With 36 points, Juab edged Star Valley for third by two points.
After five events, Orem's Brian Crow leads in the boys' decathlon. Crow has 3,180 points after winning the shot put and high jump and finishing high in the 100m dash, long jump and 400m.
In the girls' heptathlon, American Fork's Tiffany Lott leads the way with 2,827 points. She won the 100m hurdles, the 200m dash and the shot put.
The remaining events in the decathlon and heptathlon are scheduled for today.