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Kanab track rocks at region, looks to state this week
The Kanab High School track team took home the hardware at the Region 13 Track Meet held May 8. Kanab’s boys crowned region champions in seven different events.
Leading the way for the Cowboys was Yanni Gallagher. Gallagher started the day off well for Kanab by taking the championship in the first race of the day, the 3200 meter run, with a time of 10:24.91. Later in the day, Gallagher won the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:38.73. He capped off his triple crown by winning the 800 meters in a time of 2:06.92.
Tyler Glover ran away with the 110 meter hurdles crown for an unprecedented third year in a row with a time of 16.27. Kanab wasn’t finished in the hurdle events. Jared Southwick took the region victory in a photo finish in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 42.97.
Other champions included Conor Corry, who won the high jump with a leap of 6’2,” and sophomore Daven Russell, who won the discus with a throw of 127’4.”
The girls team also took home gold. The 4 x 400 relay team of Whitni Johnson, CydNee Hafen, Mariah Clayson and Ashleigh Cserepes raced to victory in a time of 4:27.65 to cap off a great day for Kanab.
Overall, the boys and girls teams combined to take second place in Region 13 and are braced and ready to compete in the state meet. In addition to the competitors who won their events at region, the following athletes also qualified for state and will represent KHS on Friday and Saturday: Josh Urianza in the long jump; Jacob Preston in the shot put and discus; all three relays qualified for state and include Hadin Jones, Austin Coleman, and several of the athletes listed above.
Girls who qualified for state are Ashleigh Cserepes in the 100; Whitni Johnson in the 200, 400 and high jump; Mariah Clayson in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump; Marina Tueller in the discus and high jump; Taiylor Bartlett in the javelin; Lyndsey Bartlett in the high jump; Hannah Reidhead in the long jump; and Marina Wood in the shot put. In addition, all three girl relays qualified for state. Athletes competing in the relays include many listed above, as well as Jessie Johnson, Jessica Orton and Dayna Kirby.