Pine Creek's Sered sisters keep a steady pace at the Coronado Cougar Classic, while ThunderRidge keeps a presence only a few strides behind. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Nearly every team in the state competed somewhere this weekend, with 3 pretty big in state meets, and one in Idaho that drew big Utah crowds. Lucy Biles led a very strong Utah showing at the Bob Firman Invitational, While Connor McMillan pulled away from Clayson Shumway for an impressive win at the Wasatch Invitational. Sam Sorensen ran the fastest of any leg at the Wahsatch Rendezvous, and Hannah Malone had a big win at the Royal Run. Here is a breakdown of how the Locals fared at the Firman Invitational.
If there is one thing to be said about the Bob Firman Invitational this weekend, it would be that most people have overlooked the Utah talent. With meet previews highlighting everyone except the Utah competitors, no one seems to think our local athletes can run with the best. If there is one thing I have learned, it would be to watch out for Utah, because we boast some of the strongest distance running talent in the country, especially for the size of the state. The meet does bring some very good talent from Washington, Idaho, and California, but there are plenty of runners from Utah that can steal the show. So who is most likely to surprise the competition in Idaho this weekend?
Carmel, IN, girls absolutely crushed the competition in KY this weekend, and looked scary good in the process. Much more action inside!