Senior Devon Roberts accomplished the task of marking “state champion hurdler” off his list when he topped the podium at the 4A state track championship on Saturday, May 18, in Provo. Roberts took home the medal in the boys’ 110m hurdles, finishing in 15.05 seconds.
“I’m so proud of Devon. It was fun to see his hard work and dedication pay off,” said Bear River Coach Chad Hurst
Roberts didn’t stop there. He took second place in state in the 300m hurdles with a time of 39.21 seconds
Joining him on the podium was teammate Klayson Roberts taking third place in the 110m hurdles in 15.29 seconds.
This year the Bear River varsity girls’ sprint medley relay team also topped the podium in the 4A state meet. They finished in first place with a time of 4:19.91 minutes.
Dallon Schultz finished the season taking fourth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.18 seconds, a personal record for the junior sprinter.
Long distance runner Abbie Fuhriman took fifth in the girls’ 800m run with a time of 2:20.04. She also finished the girls’ 1600m event in 12th place at 5:21.35 while sophomore Madison White finished that race in 22nd place (5:29.25). White took seventh in the girls’ 3200m race in 11:26.81 minutes.
In sprinting events for the Bear River girls’ team, Makenzie Lorimer took seventh in the 100m dash with a time of 13.12 seconds with teammate Malaiyah Thomas in eighth place (13.13 seconds). Lorimer also topped the top 10 in the 200m dash taking seventh place in 26.66 seconds.
In throwing events Dallas Miller took 14th in the shot put with a distance of 42-07. Kyle Richards took 18th place in the shot put (40-02.25). Richards finished the discus event in 20th place with a distance of 111-04.25.
McKenzie Bywater took ninth place in the girls’ javelin with a distance of 109-06.25. Two Bear River boys placed in the 4A state meet in the javelin throw. Kace Jones, a sophomore, took 14th place (138-08.25) and Greg Summers took 19th place (129-11.75). Matthew Christensen took 15th in the boys’ long jump (19-02.75).
Finishing out the season strong for the Bears were the boys’ and girls’ relay teams. The Bear River boys took fifth place in the 4x100 relay with a time of 43.56 seconds. The boys’ 4x400 relay team took sixth at 3:26.04. The Bear River girls’ 4x400 relay team finished in seventh place with a time of 4:05.63 minutes and the boys’ SMR team took 17th place (3:52.78).
The end of the season means a sad farewell to many talented seniors on the track team, including D. Roberts. Next year will return many juniors and sophomores including Fuhriman, White, Lorimer and Thomas.