Riverton High School Jump Team Results – UVU high School Invitational Meet!
5A Boys take home Championship from Star Studded field
With stiff competition from  thirty High Schools from Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada it was the Riverton Silverwolves, Varsity Boys track team that stole the show this past Saturday at the State’s largest enrolment institute of higher education in Provo, Utah, UVU University.
The temperature was stone cold with a bone chilling wind at the call to the gates at 8:00 AM. The first events High Jump and Long Jump didn’t catch Coach Chelaks Flying Silverwolves from coming out of the box “Red Hot” to put the chills on the competition. First to make his strike was Colby Stone, Mr. Consistent, matching his High Jumping PR of 6’2” and placing him second, contributing eight valuable points towards the team’s overall championship efforts. This “Mark” also moved Colby into third place on the Dyestat - TFX by State Rankings. Colby’s plans are to at least clear 6’ 4” by the time he returns to the UVU campus to walk the halls and collect his diploma on Graduation day this May.
Senior, Long Jump stand out Mitchell Wood wasn’t following in anybody’s footsteps as he controlled his own destiny moving his ranking to sixth on the Dyestat – TFX, Utah ranking list as he too secured second place finish in the extremely competitive Field of 58 sand markers with a 20’ 8.50” Landing guaranteeing him a spot in the field for the State championship run at BYU in Mid- May. Mitchell a set a personal “Mark” of 22 foot in his last six weeks as a Silverwolf prior to heading off to halls of higher education.
Choosing an institute might not be that simple as a number of colleges have expressed interests in his talents, with SWU in Central, South Carolina [minutes from Clemson University] leading the way at present.
An overall fourth place finish Over on Long Jump, “Runway # 2”, Abbie Walker keeps her hopes alive in securing a top spot on the State qualified Long Jump Team with another fine jump improving her PR to 15’ 11.50” just 2.5 inches out of a state mark of excellence. Abbie plans are NOT to stop at that “Mark” but secure her place on the Track and field “Wall of Fame”, breaking the all - time school Female Long Jump record of 17’ 2”, she has the drive!
While the “A- Team” was in Provo pounding the competition, the future Jumping stars were at Copper Hills High School trying to carve a niech for themselves in yet another very competitive competition and one Junior Jump Team Member seems to carving out his own role as potentially, next year’s team captain by making all the events and organizing the teams travel efforts as well recording one of the highest marks of the day for the “B Squad”, Quinton Sorenson continues to impress Coach Chelak.
“You can ONLY get Out What YOU Put – In”!
With the stellar performance this past week – one can truly say that the Silverwolves are one of the “Dark Horses” to contend for the 5A - State Championship in May