Breakout Day for Helms at BYU Invitational

May 10, 2022

PROVO, UT. - In what has already been an exceptional season for Emmett's Landon Helms, it got even better this past weekend at the BYU High School Invitational. When all was said and done, Helms left Utah with four event wins, three new personal bests and two meet records. He posted wins in both the long and short hurdles with new lifetime bests of 13.81 and 38.07. His time in the 110's now ranks him #18 in the US. In the field events, Helms would win the long jump with a mark of 22-06.75, a new lifetime best, as well as winning the pole vault with a clearance of 16-04. His mark in the long jump now ranks him #5 in Idaho. 

Helms wasn't the only successful Idahoan represented at the BYU H.S. Invitational. Fellow Emmett teammate Tatum Richards won the girls' pole vault with a new lifetime best and state-leading clearance of 13-02, ranking her #24 in the country. This marks back-to-back meets for Richards clearing the 13-foot barrier. Highland's Jacon Van Orden posted a win in the (6A-4A) 800m with a time of 1:53.76, a new state-leading mark. Snake River's Rylan Anderson won the (3A-1A) 400m with a new lifetime best time of 48.86, his first time ever dipping under 49-seconds and lands him T-#3 in Idaho. Salmon's Daniel Simmons was a double-winner, posting victories in the (3A-1A) 1600m and 3200m with times of 4:17.89 and 9:06.15. Simmons now only trails Grady Mylander (Nampa Christian) on the Idaho state leaderboard in the 3200m after Mylander posted a lifetime best 9:03.81 at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays. Teton High School boys won the SMR with a time of 3:45.29, while the Sugar-Salem girls won their SMR in a time of 4:18.35.  

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