Coed Track Meet Offers Longhorn Athletes An Opportunity

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Payson High track and field team members have a golden opportunity Wednesday, April 8, to etch their names in school record books.

The chance presents itself at the annual Payson Coed Invitational in which most events are conducted in four-person teams consisting of two boys and two girls.

Over the years, some of the state’s finest track and field athletes have set the meet records.

Among the 15 event standards in the record books, PHS athletes hold four.

In 2004, Autumn Herrera, Joe Behrens, Jennie Cohen and Tanner Morgan set the mark of 12:26 in the distance medley relay or DMR.

The event consists of 1,200-, 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter runs.

Also in 2004, Hillari Hardt, Mike Barr, Ivonne Calzadias and Wellington Cassuto set a mark of 480 feet, 9 inches is the discus relay.

In the long jump relay in 2006, Brian Schwind, Jenna Robertson, Troy Brown and Nikki DeWees soared a combined 68 feet, 7 inches to set a record that still stands.

Robertson, now a senior, will compete in tomorrow’s meet.

In 2007, Sarah Agnes, Nick Goodman, Daniel McGee and Shanna Coleman hooked up to clear 42 feet and set a pole vault relay record.

Agnes, McGee and Coleman have graduated but Goodman, a senior, has become Horns ace vaulter.

Coed events tip off at 2 p.m. on PHS track.

Next up on the home schedule will be the annual Payson Rotary Freshman-Sophomore Invitational to be held April 25. Events tip off at 10:30 a.m.

There is no admission charge for either meet.

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