If the past two seasons are any indication, Windy Jorgensen, the sophomore sprint sensation from American Fork High, will dominate the sprints at this weekend's girls state high school track and field championships at BYU. But will she be enough to lead her team to the 4A championship?
The two-day state meet, which includes competition for all four school classes, begins 8 a.m. Friday and concludes about 5:40 p.m. Saturday.Jorgensen, who won four events last year (the 100, 200 and two sprint relays), hasn't lost an outdoor race in two years of high school competition, which makes her team a favorite to win the 4A team championship. But the Cavemen (Cavewomen?) will be hard-pressed to hold off defending champion Mountain View.
Mountain View, as usual, is strong in distances. Amy Allen placed in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 last year. Layton and Brighton also will be in the thick of things.
In 3A, defending champ Springville will field another strong team, headed by middle-distance runner Heather Witney and sprinter Tesha Harvey. Witney won the '90 800-meter run.
A year ago, Richfield ran away with 2A, largely on the running of returning Taunya Daniels, who won the 100, 200, 400 and 800. North Summit won the 1A title last year, but Parowan and Wayne could challenge.