CHASE HEINER, Provo, track & field: This Provo High School sprinter set a new 200-meter overall state record at the Davis High Invitational on Saturday with a scintillating time of 21.35.
Its the 14th-fastest time in the country this spring, according to milesplit.com.
Ironically enough, Heiner still finished second in the seeded race as Carlos Salcido of Rock Springs, Wyoming, narrowly edged Heiner in 21.34. Heiner broke the state record set by Woods Cross Jacopo Spano at the BYU Invitational in 2013. Prior to Spanos performance, the record had lasted for over a decade. Cottonwoods Cal Beck (1993) and West Jordans Jake Garlick (2000) both ran times of 21.50.
In the 100 meters earlier in the meet Heiner ran a 10.83, the fastest time in Utah this season. Again, he narrowly finished second to Salcido.
Heiner will run the 200 and 400 meters at the BYU Invite this weekend.
SYDNEY BARNEY, Grantsville, softball: Sydney Barneys personality makes her a leader on the Grantsville softball team. Her talent makes her a critical part of the top-ranked Cowboys success this spring.
“Shes a great leader,” said Grantsville softball coach Heidi Taylor. “She leads with intensity and desire. She has such a fun personality, so the girls just love her.”
Barney may be well-liked by her teammates, but she isnt the girl opposing teams want to see in the circle. Her consistency this season has helped Grantsville to an undefeated region record and a No. 1 ranking in 3A.
“She had 13 strikeouts against Stansbury last week,” Taylor said. “Shes got movement and speed.”
The honor student works to improve her game year round playing in summer and fall leagues because she simply loves softball. She signed a scholarship with Snow College earlier this year.
“She works so hard, its all she does,” Taylor said. “There is not a practice where Ive ever had to tell her to work harder. Shes just that way.”