Girls In Middle Of Invitational Field

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Payson High senior Krystal McRae legged out a commendable clocking of 17.25 to best 16 competitors and win the 100 meter hurdles at the Round Valley Invitational track and field meet.

In the preliminary round, McRae was second, 17.92, behind Megan Hansen of Montezuma-Cortez, Colo. High School who was timed in 17.67.

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Getting in shape for the March 18 Round Valley Invitational, the girls on the Longhorn track team, had to make the most of the little dry weather available in recent weeks.

McRae rebounded from the second place finish to edge Hansen in the finals by .5 of a second.

McRae's clocking bettered the 3A state qualifying mark of 17.5 but came up short of the 4A qualifying standard of 15.93.

In addition to her hurdles victory, McRae ran a leg on the third-place finishing 4-by-400 relay team and was seventh in the shot put.

On the relay team with McRae were Amy Buckner, Tracy Fitzpatrick and Janet Echols. In the shot, McRae uncorked a throw of 31 feet, 2 1/2 inches. The event champ, former Rim Country Middle School student Shelby Bennett --ow of Round Valley --hrew 40 feet, 5 inches.

In addition to the stellar effort from McRae, the Lady Horns received a superb all-around showing from Fitzpatrick.

After helping the 4-by-400 relay team finish third, Fitzpatrick leaped 29 feet, 7 inches in the triple jump and ran 1:11.13 in the finals of the 400 meter dash. Her triple jump earned her a silver medal and her time in the 400 finals was good enough for seventh overall. In the preliminary rounds of the 400, Fitzpatrick was second in 1:08.07.

The 49 team points the Lady Horns posted earned the team sixth place honors in the 14-team field. Monument Valley, riding the crest of a stable of talented long distance runners took first with 81 points.

More results from RV

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

1 McRae, Krystal 17.25

Girls 1,600 Meters

18 Huddlestun, Alesha 6:42.07

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay

3 Payson High School 55.14

Girls 400 Meters

7 Fitzpatrick, Tracy 1:11.13

Girls 800 Meters

12 Huddlestun, Alesha 2:58.41

19 Cluff, Lana 3:08.45

Girls 200 Meter Dash

Preliminaries

10 Watson, Kim 30.04

11 Echols, Janet 30.12

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay

3 Payson High School 4:43.55

Girls Pole Vault

3 Coleman, Shanna 6-00.00

Girls Long Jump

4 Watson, Kim 13.07.00

Girls Triple Jump

2 Fitzpatrick, Tracy 29-07.50

Girls Discus

7 Sommars, Sierra 78-00

14 Furkol, Courtnay 68-03

Girls Shot Put

7 McRae, Krystal 31.02.50

20 Sommars, Sierra 24.08.50

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