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Kanab High School track is ready to bring on Region

Senior Abbey Bateman broke the school record in the shotput with a toss of 35’ 1”. Photo by Samantha LeFevre.

­The KHS track season is winding down, but the Cowboys are not! The teams traveled to Water Canyon and Cedar last weekend and some waves were made. First at the Water Canyon Invitational, freshman Savannah Bateman beat her PR in the 400 and won the 800 in her first time competing in the event. Junior Logan Little also won the 400 and bettered his time in the event, and 23 individual athletes set personal bests at the meet for the Cowboys. Those individuals include Dominic Martinez, Jackson Clark, Preston Gehrig, Logan Little, Mason Kamanski, Austin Church, Coleson Frisby, Dysen Anderson, Kyle Brown, Daxton Fox, Isaac Clarkson, Landon Clarkson, Logan Dalton, Sam Ray, Evan Smith, Hallie Beckstead, Sienna Sanders, Mya Capson, Brooklyn Bauer, Janae Beckstead, Savannah Bateman, Cydnee Castagno and Lainey Porter.

Junior Cydnee Castagno races to a personal best in the 3200-meters. Photo by Samantha LeFevre.

While most of the team competed at the Water Canyon Invitational on Friday, a small team traveled over to Cedar City on Saturday to compete in the Cedar Invitational. Senior Noah McCorvey qualified for State in both the 100 and the 200- meters, jumped 20’ 10” in the long jump and helped qualify the boys 4x100- meter relay for State. Other members of that relay team were Wyatt Kennedy, Travis Stewart, and Nate Stewart. Junior Travis Stewart won both the 100-meters and long jump. His jump of 21’ 6” is currently leading all of the 2A division. Long jump coach Travis Capson said of Travis and Noah’s long jump improvements, “I love the way they battle. They are never intimidated by the competition. They are the kind of athletes that raise their level when the lights are brightest.” Senior RJ Mognett took a break from his baseball duties to qualify for State in the discus, with a throw of 125’ 10” which currently places him third in 2A.

Freshman hurdler Isaac Clarkson betters his time in the 110-meter hurdles. Photo by Samantha LeFevre.

Not to be outdone by the boys, senior Abbey Bateman took third in the shot put. But more importantly broke the school record in the event with a toss of 35’ 1”. The record was previously held by Hayle Clark, set back in 2007. “Abbey has been working on this record since she first started track. She’s had it in her for a while and was finally able to put all the pieces together this weekend. She’s got more in her; I wouldn’t be surprised if she breaks her own record again before the season is over,” said shot put coach Tanner Brown. Sophomore Emrey Kabonic was also able to punch her ticket to State in the javelin, throwing an impressive 102’ 9”, and freshman Emilie Gilberg was able to punch her ticket to State in a second event, the long jump, with a jump of 15’ 2”.

The Cowboys travel to Provo this weekend to compete in the BYU High School Invitational.

Senior RJ Mognett qualifies for State in the discus. Photo by Samantha LeFevre.

Teams across all divisions in Utah, as well as two other states will face off in the ultimate showdown leading up to the state championships. Then in a quick turnaround will compete in their region championships just three days later.

Good luck to our Cowboys and Lady Cowboys in their upcoming meets and championships!

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