Payson Track Team Steamrolls Globe

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The Payson High School track teams rolled over Globe on Wednesday, easily taking first in both the boys' and girls' divisions.

The Longhorns refuted any notion that the icy temperatures would affect their performances by tallying 84 points to the Tigers' 35. The girls' division saw an equally wide point spread between the Lady Horns' 95 points and the Tigers' 22.

While overall times and distances were hindered by the cold and wind and didn't reflect the Horns of late, they still managed to outperform their competition in nearly every event, coach Chuck Yale said.

First-place finishes for the boys' team included: Brandon Alexander in the 100; Nate Doyle in the 200; Carlos Lopez in the 400; Isaac Cluff in the 300 hurdles; Carlan Pontious in the 800; Daniel McGee in the pole vault; Chase Sevey in the long and triple jumps; Morgan Cassuto in the shot put; and the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams.

Cassuto set a record for the renovated track, launching a 47-foot, 2-inch heave in the shot put event, Yale said.

Second-place finishes for the boys included: Sevey in the 100; Levi Neal in the 400; Jourdain Wood in the 1600 and triple jump; Nick Goodman in the pole vault; Robert Walker in the high jump; and Cassuto in the discus.

Third-place finishes for the Horns included: Alexander in the 200; Cody York in the 400; Donovan Swanson in the pole vault and high jump; McGee in the high jump; Neal in the triple jump; Wood in the long jump; Matt Wilson in the shot put; and Nick Ford in the discus.

For the Lady Horns, first-place finishes were awarded to Esther Linkey in the 1600; Nikki DeWees in the 300 hurdles; Sarah Agnes in the pole vault; Jenna Robertson in the high and long jumps; Talia Schaal in the triple jump; Kayla Morgan in the shot put and discus; and the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams.

Second-place finishes for the girls' squad included: Katie Hancock in the 100; Agnes in the 200; Janet Echols in the 400; Lucy Schouten in the 1600; Robertson in the 300 hurdles; Shanna Coleman in the pole vault; DeWees in the high and long jumps; and Holly West in the shot put and discus.

Notching third-place finishes for the Lady Horns were: Coleman in the 200 and long jump; Brooke Larned in the 1600; Schaal in the 300 hurdles; Shelby Ahlman in the shot put and Jordynn Runzo in the discus.

The Horns will take to the track again Wednesday at PHS beginning at 2 p.m.

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