Kanab Cowboy Daven Russell not only broke the school record last Friday at the Hurricane Invitation, but he broke the state record. Ty Bunting held the KHS shot record at 53’7”. On Russell’s third throw of the preliminary round, he hit 53’8”, and he was really happy to have the school record. In the finals, on his first throw he got 54’3”, which was very close to the state record of 54’5” set by Zane Taylor of Grand in 2008. This really pumped him up and he heaved the shot 55’8” for a new state record. He also placed second in the discus on Saturday. 

The majority of the Kanab track team was on the California music trip, but 11 athletes went to the Hurricane meet, a big meet with several 3A, 4A and 5A schools looking to get out of the cold.

Sophomore Channing Jackson won her heat in the 100 hurdles and qualified for the finals on Saturday. She was in second place coming to the last hurdle, caught her toe and fell. She will be back this week at the Kanab Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Brylie Heyborne qualified in the long jump for the BYU Invitational. Junior Lyndsey Bartlett placed fourth in the high jump, qualifying for the BYU Invitational and state meet.

Kanab High School will host their meet this Saturday, March 29, starting at 9 a.m. There is no gate fee, so come support the Cowboys, and buy something at the concession stand to help cover track expenses.