KAYSVILLE – The third annual Governor’s State of Sport Awards has kicked off the voting period for several of the state’s best athletes and coaches for the 2013 calendar year.
On the ballot this year are Davis High School cross country coach Corbin Talley and the girls’ cross country team, which won another cross country state title last fall.
The team also broke several state running records last season, including the top award for best “team time.”
Davis beat the previous record, held by Bingham, by one minute and 22 seconds en route to its state title season.
Corbin has been the coach for both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams for several years.
He is on the ballot for “Coach of the Year” along with Lone Peak’s Quincy Lewis, Utah State University’s Matt Wells, Salt Lake Bees manager Keith Johnson, and Timpview volleyball coach Kristen Bailey.
The cross country team is on the ballot for “Team of the Year” with Utah State’s football team, Real Salt Lake, the Salt Lake Bees, the Lone Peak boys’ basketball team and the Duchesne High School football team.
Layton High School volleyball player Eliza Katoa is also on the list for high school female athlete. She is in the category with Ogden cross country runner Sarah Feeny, Judge Memorial basketball player Kailie Quinn, Salem Hills softball player Kirtlyn Bohling, Timpview’s Lauryn Dela Cruz and San Juan softball player Tatiana Su’e Su’e.
Other categories are high school male athlete, college female and male athlete, professional female and male athlete, game/event of the year and highlight of the year.
The ceremony will take place at EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday, April 22 from 7-9:30 p.m. EnergySolutions is located at 301 W. South Temple in Salt Lake City.
Guests include Gov. Gary Herbert and former Professional Golf Association players Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Billy Casper.
Tickets for the event are $250 per person or $2,000 to reserve a table for 10.
Voting will be open until Wednesday, April 16. For more information or to vote, visit stateofsportawards.com.