PROVO – While one winning streak ended, another began.
Though Davis High failed to get a 5A state track title for the first time in several years, the Woods Cross High boys defended their 4A title by edging out Sky View High School. The team also won several individual state titles, with Cam Dopp taking home three just on his own.
“The state meet is always interesting, because it never goes exactly how you think it’s going to go,” said Woods Cross High coach Sam Wood. “We had some great team performances, highlighted by Cam.”
Dopp went home with three individual state titles, snagging the top spot in the 110 meter hurdles (with a time of 14.14 seconds), the 300 meter hurdles (with a time of 38.73 seconds) and the 400 meter dash (with a time of 47.89 seconds). Two of the victories occurred in events that were only 20 minutes apart.
“It was an insane double,” said Wood. “He was probably the only person who could have pulled that off.”
The team also came together in the relays. Two of the school’s boys’ relay teams took home state titles: the 4x400 team (with a time of three minutes and 19.75 seconds) and the medley team (with a time of three minutes and 34.92 seconds).
“We had some kids really come through for us,” said Wood. “It was a great team effort.”
On the girls’ side, Hayley Stafford took home an individual state title in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.55 seconds.
The Davis High girls’ team took second place, losing to Herriman High by 33 points. The boys’ team, along with the Woods Cross High girls’ team, didn’t make it into the top three.
“It was an emotional two days,” said Davis High Coach Corbin Talley. “There were a lot of challenges, but there were also a lot of tough performances. Considering the amount of points we graduated a year ago, I could not have been happier with our progress this season and our performance at the state championships.”
Despite the difficulties, the school did take home a few individual titles. The 4x400 relay team took first place in their event, thanks to a time of 3:55.99. On the boys’ side, Andrew Tyndall won first in the pole vault event at a height of 14 feet, nine inches.
“Andrew came through big for us,” said Talley, citing the victory as the only solo gold medal won by either the boys or girls teams during the championship.
Other Davis County schools were also represented in the winner’s circle at the state championships.
Viewmont’s Katie Toole took home the gold in the girls’ high jump, winning with a height of 5 feet, 5 inches. Cidnee Davis snagged her own gold in the girls’ 100 meter hurdles, taking the top spot with a time of 14.64 seconds.
To see the full results of the state 4A and 5A track and field championships, visit runnercard.com.