Brock Hardy, Box Elder (Sr.)
Capped a remarkable high school career with a fourth straight individual title at last week’s 5A state meet.
Hardy beat Timpanogos’ Holland Knudsen with a pin in the 145-pound final to cap the season with a 46-0 record. In his four seasons at Box Elder, he lost just three total matches.
“It’s great. I have dreamt about it and it still feels like a dream. I am just grateful I am here,” said Hardy after the match.
Lily Plaudis, Kearns (Sr.)
Had a sensational 6A state swimming meet last week in winning two individual events and helping Kearns to a first and second place finish in relay events.
She won the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.66 and the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.68. Both are new 6A records, and her time in the breaststroke is an All-American consideration time and the best time in Utah this year.
Plaudis swam the breaststroke leg as Kearns won the 200 medley relay during the opening day of the state meet, and then in the final race of the meet she swam the anchor leg in the 400 freestyle relay, with Kearns finishing second.
“Lily has a great work ethic and when you combine that with her talent, you get some really fast swimming. She broke two Kearns High School records at the meet. Her 28.74 split on the 200 medley relay was incredible,” said Kearns coach Chris Horne.
Brian Christofferson, Cyprus (Sr.)
Swept the sprints during an impressive 6A state tournament at the South Davis Rec Center last week.
On the final race of Day 1, Christofferson won the 50 freestyle with a 6A record time of 21.34.
“That felt awesome. I’ve been trying to go that fast all year, and I finally did it,” said Christofferson, whose dad won the same state championship race back in 1974.
During the second day of the meet, Christofferson won the 100 freestyle with a 6A record time of 46.67 and also helped the Pirates to a second-place finish in the 200 free relay and a third-place finish in the 400 free relay.
Trevon Allfrey, Copper Hills (Jr.)
Copper Hills sits atop the Region 3 standings with a 5-0 record, and it’s thanks in large part to the emergence of this junior.
Through 19 games, Allfrey leads Copper Hills in both scoring (18.9 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg).
Last week in Copper Hills’ easy 69-36 victory over Taylorsville Allfrey recorded 12 points and six rebounds.
“Trevon has had a great junior year up to this point and continues to be able to play very well on both sides of the ball for the Grizzlies,” said coach Andrew Blanchard. “His leadership on the court has helped our team be a top contender in our region and in 6A.”
Josie Williams, Roy (Sr.)
Roy has vaulted to the front of the Region 5 pack with one game remaining, and the play of this senior is a big reason why.
Last Wednesday she scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 56-40 win over Bountiful, and then two nights later she racked up 28 points and 16 rebounds in a 52-50 win over previously top-ranked Viewmont.
“Josie showed why she is one of the best players in the state this past week. She not only garners attention from one defender but often times multiple defenders. Her mental toughness on staying focused playing through contact or distributing the ball to an open teammate assisted our team in at least a share of the Region 5 title,” said Roy coach Carolyn Dehoff.