The Juab boys earned the 4 x 400 crown (3:35.90) while the Wasps in this event were Coltin Fletcher, Dason Day, Tyler Dinkel and Brigham Perry. Oran Finlinson also won the boys’ 400-meter dash title (52.29) for Delta. The Juab girls took the 4 x 100 relay title (50.68) as the Wasps were represented by Demi Jackson, Jakell Oliver, Bayli Heap and Ronnie Walker. BLANDING, Utah-Thursday, at the Region 19 track and field championship meet hosted by San Juan High School, the Wayne Badgers’ boys (72.5 points) and girls (114 points) each placed second. Monticello’s boys (194 points) and girls (124 points) each took region crowns. The Delta boys took the 4 x 100 title (45.04) with Oran Finlinson, William Finlinson, Trey Brough and Derek Smith representing the Rabbits in this event. Hali Peterson gave the Badgers a key win in the girls’ 200-meter dash (29.15) with Brynnli Nelson taking the region title in the 100-meter hurdles (17.41) for Wayne. Nelson also won the title in the girls’ javelin (96-08). Delta’s girls took the 4 x 400 relay title (4:17.87). They were represented in this event by Savannah Nielson, Megan Atkinson, Jordyn Nielson and Adi Nielson. The Badgers will continue their season May 17 and 18 at the state track and field championships at Brigham Young University in Provo. Brooklynn Hunter of Juab (5 feet-4 inches) is the girls’ high jump champion to conclude the meet. Dason Day of Juab (10:25.12) took the boys’ 3200-meter run title for Region 14. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRegion 14 Track & Field Championship Meet Delta’s Derek Smith is the 100-meter dash champion for the boys (11.16). Smith also took the 200-meter dash title (23.32). Delta’s boys narrowly missed out on the sweep, posting 148 points. Meanwhile, Juab’s girls were far behind Delta with 129 points as the Rabbits cruised to victory. Savannah Nielson of Delta took the title in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles (16.67 seconds) and Adi Nielson earned the title in the 300-meter hurdles (45.37) for the Rabbits. Adi Nielson also won the girls’ 400-meter dash title (58.29). Hanna Williams gave the Wayne girls another region crown in the high jump (4 feet-10 inches). Ty Durbin of Juab is the discus champion for Region 14 (119-07). Region 19 Track & Field Championships Tags: Track Paityn Callister of Delta took the girls’ discus crown (106-05) and Juab’s Zac Cowan earned the boys’ javelin crown (166-01). Ronnie Walker of Juab was the girls’ 100-meter (12.39) and 200-meter dash (26.03) champion for Region 14. Walker also won the girls’ long jump title (18-01.75). May 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local Track Roundup: 5/9 Wyatt Van Orden took the title in the boys’ long jump (21-04) and the Wayne girls won the 4 x 400 relay title (5:43.95). Regrettably, we do not have the names of the Badgers who excelled in this event. Trey Brough of Delta is the boys’ long jump champion (21-04.00) and Clarence Kool of Juab won the boys’ shot put crown (40-00.50). Jaymen Brough is the boys’ 300-meter hurdles champion (41.31) giving the Rabbits another title. Brough also won the boys’ high jump title (6 feet-2 inches). NEPHI, Utah-Thursday, Juab’s boys (149 points) and Delta’s girls (164 points) each secured Region 14 titles during the final day of competition at the Region 14 championship meet at Juab High School. Written by Brad James
Photo courtesy of Sports InformationHistory in the making · Junior offensive guard Viane Talamaivao and the football team have the chance to win their 18th straight opening game.The hype surrounding Saturday’s matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 20 USC has been cranked to another degree. All of the buzz surrounding this contest leads to one question, “Is this the biggest season opener in the history of USC football?”To thoroughly answer this question, one must revisit some of the more memorable season-opening contests which the Trojans have played in the past. USC has had a tradition of performing well in season openers, and this remains true today — the Trojans have not lost a season opener in the last 17 years. Several defining moments in the program’s history have come during these season-opening match-ups, including:1962: vs. DukeIn 1962, former USC Trojans head coach John McKay was entering his third season at the helm of the University’s football program. USC came away with a 14-7 victory over Duke. This victory would be the first of many for the Trojans in 1962, as the team would go on to win McKay’s first national title that season. Beyond starting the season 1-0, the victory was crucial in turning around McKay’s tenure as head coach. Over his first two seasons, McKay earned an 8-11-1 record. McKay finished his career as a legendary four-time national champion coach for the Trojans and producing two Heisman winners. 2003: at AuburnThe USC Trojans, then ranked No. 8, entered Jordan-Hare Stadium in Alabama to kick off their 2003 season against the then-No. 6 Auburn Tigers. USC would go on to dominate the game, shutting out the Tigers, 23-0. The contest also featured the debut of quarterback Matt Leinart as a starter. The first pass went for a 5-yard touchdown to former wide receiver Mike Williams. The win for USC was the beginning of a 12-1 season for the Men of Troy in which they also won the first of two consecutive national championships. The decisive victory against a top-10 opponent also further confirmed that the Trojans’ run to the Orange Bowl in the 2002 season was by no means a fluke. 2004: at Virginia TechFollowing their 2003 national title season, USC entered 2004 ranked as the undisputed No. 1 team in the nation. The Trojans began their national title defense by defeating Virginia Tech 24-13 in a tough neutral site game. In a contest in which they trailed 10-7 at halftime, USC powered back in the second half to earn its first win of 2004. A standout performance from former running back Reggie Bush — five receptions for 127 receiving yards — helped the Trojans outscore the Hokies 17-3 in the second half for the victory. Many consider this season’s opening contest against Virginia Tech the birth of the Reggie Bush era. The Trojans dominated in 2004, winning their second consecutive national championship. USC went 13-0 and maintaining the No. 1 ranking all season long.Saturday: vs. AlabamaThis contest has all the potential to be the biggest season opener in USC football history — if the Trojans can come away with a win. Should No. 20 USC pick up the victory against the Crimson Tide, the team would instantly find itself in talks for a berth for the College Football Playoff. One could hardly imagine a more ideal start to the Clay Helton era should USC come out on top. If redshirt junior quarterback Max Browne can leave AT&T Stadium with a win Saturday, it will only further affirm Helton’s decision to grant him the starting role. The verdict: USC will play its biggest season opener this Saturday.Hype-wise, it is safe to say the promotion and build up behind Saturday’s contest has been the loudest of any USC openers in recent history.From a national perspective, spectators will expect this contest to be a case of Alabama flexing its muscles all over a USC team that is coming off of a heartbreaking loss to Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl in 2015 and has a new head coach and quarterback. This game has been projected by many as nothing more than an early season tune-up for the Tide against a ranked opponent. However, from the USC perspective, so much could ride on this contest with a victory. While a season-opening loss to the reigning national champions would not alter the college football world, a victory over Alabama would launch USC to the front lines of national title discussion.