By Greg Perkins
Competing at the St. Johns Invitational last Wednesday, Joseph City athletes had one final chance to qualify for the Division IV state meet that begins on Friday in Phoenix. Seven teams competed in the meet.
In the boys’ 100 meter dash, Jacob Fields placed second with a time of 24.22, and Josh Burt finished third in 24.29.
In the 400 meter dash Josh Burt placed second with a time of 55.01.
In the 800 meter run, Landen Hunt was first with a time of 2:18, Daniel Hutchens placed third, Landon Baldwin was fourth and Tyler Hudson finished 10th.
In the 1600 meter run Landen Hunt finished second with a time of 5:19.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Chance Rush placed first with a time of 15.98. He backed that up with a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.74.
In the shot put, Harrison Lorenc placed first with a toss of 39-01 and Connor Neal placed second with 38-05.
In the discus, Harrison Lorenc finished second with a throw of 89-08.
In the long jump, Jacob Fields placed fourth with a distance of 19-03, Daniel Hutchens was fifth and Lance Farnes placed eighth.
In the triple jump, Jacob Fields finished second traveling a distance of 39-02, Lance Farnes was sixth and Daniel Hutchens placed seventh.
In the girls’ 100 meter dash, Lindi Gardner placed second with a time of 13.89, Alyssa Hutchens finished fifth.
In the 200 meter run, Lindi Gardner was second with a time of 28.78. Alyssa Hutchens again finished fifth.
In the 400 meter run, Kristin Baldwin placed second with a time of 1:02 and Lindi Gardner finished third.
In the 100 meter hurdles, Brooke Baldwin placed first with a time of 17.26. She also finished first in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 52.08.
In the 4×400 meter relay, Lindi Gardner, Kristin Baldwin, Kayla Hughes and Brooke Baldwin combined to take first place with a time of 4:33.
In the shot put, Madison Fields took first with a toss of 33-08, and Kaitlyn Pugh took third.
In the discus, Kaitlyn Pugh finished first with a throw of 90-03.
Alyssa Hutchens placed fifth in the long jump with a distance of 11-07.
In the triple jump, Kayla Hughes placed second traveling a distance of 28-06.
By Greg Perkins