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SPORTS - "The best of the best in track and field"

BEAR RIVER HIGH - By Cari Doutre - May 22, 2021

Gabe Wilson, Braxton Hurst, Eli Burrell and Kace Jones, May 21, 2021 - Photo courtesy of Chad Hurst

Bear River High School's track team has a lot to be proud of after an amazing performance on Friday, May 21, that put one relay team at the top of the podium in the 2021 4A State Track and Field championships.

The boys' 4x200 relay team has shown the world of competitive high school track in Utah that they are the best of the best. And it's not over yet for Bear River High as they enter the second day of competition at Utah High School Activities Association's 4A State Track and Field championships held in Kaysville at Davis High School.

Bear River High's Eli Burrell, Braxton Hurst, Kace Jones and Gabe Wilson took first place in the boys' 4x200 relay event on May 21, and there's more to come as they enter the final day of the 4A championships.

The boys' 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay team are still in the running with a chance at the state title. Also included on that list is Jones, who is favored to win the state Javelin event after destroying the competition all season.

Jones easily took home the Region 11 title in Javelin on May 12, at Ridgeline High School recording a scoring distance of 190-04 which was more than 24 feet further than the event's second place finisher - his teammate Josh Payne.

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Bear River High's Kace Jones, April 24, 2021 - Photo courtesy of Chad Hurst

Going into the final day of state competition, Jones is currently in 4th place in the 100m sprint. Hurst is currently in 5th place in the 400m and Naomi Tomlinson, representing the Lady Bears, is in 7th place in the 400m. will be updating results from today's state meet as they become available.

Also medaling in state for Bear River High track and field, so far, is senior Madison White taking 8th place in the 3200m long distance running event.

The 2021 state placers in the 4x200 relay event, May 21, 2021 - Photo courtesy of Chad Hurst


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