The Cowboys kicked off their track season last Saturday with the 2018 Kanab Invitational. Thirteen teams (1A-3A) came to Cowboy Stadium to battle it out to see who could run the fastest, jump the best and throw the farthest. Panguitch High School boys and girls teams took home the team titles, with Panguitch’s Kapri Orton and Kanyon Lamb leading the pack and taking home the MVP awards as well.

Kanab’s Wyatt Houston took home the gold medal in both the 100-meter and 200 meter races. “It was a great day for Wyatt. He is a fierce competitor, and it was great to see him find success in the sprints today,” said men’s head coach Levi LeFevre.

Freshman Haylie Hatch took home the gold in the shot put with a throw of 34 feet, and in doing so broke the school record previously held by Hayle Clark back in 2006. The toss qualified her for both the BYU Invitational and the State Meet.

In addition to Haylie, three other Lady Cowboys reached the qualifying standards for the BYU Invitational. Kelly Bistline qualified in both the 800 and 1600-meters. Freshmen Caroline Giddings and Annie Bateman qualified in the 100-meter and discus respectively.

On the boys’ side, Kanab had seven individuals who qualified for the BYU Invitational in May. Previously mentioned, Wyatt Houston qualified in both the 100 and 200-meters, along with the long jump. Jarom Johnson qualified in both the 400-meter and long jump, AJ Foster in the 100-meter, Matt Glover in the 300-hurdles, Jake Shakespear in shot put, Sean Gray in high jump, and Kyler Button in the javelin.

The Cowboys are off to a great start and will continue to improve times and marks next Friday and Saturday as they travel to St. George to compete in the Pine View Invitational. Good luck Cowboys!