On-Site Coverage: Photos by Rob Versaw
Garek Bielaczyc of East High School recorded the fastest time of the day at the American Fork Grass Relays in 9:43, which is No. 2 All-Time on the course. (Photos by Rob Versaw)
American Fork swept the girls and boys team titles in new course record times at their home meet, the American Fork Grass Relays.
The varsity race is an actual 5 man, 10 mile relay with batons; each athlete running a 2 mile leg before handing off the baton. 2 mile splits are calculated for each varsity athlete. All JV races are 2 miles, according to Cavemen coach Timo Mostert.
Casey Clinger's 9:49 third place run led the US #3 ranked American Fork boys to an overall course record of 51:42. Patrick Parker (10:01), Joe Simmons (10:21), Hagen Harmer (10:38) and Patrick Larkin (10:53) rounded out the top five Cavemen.
The American Fork girls squad, ranked US #11, set a new record with their overall time of 61:20. Sara Musselman ran the third fastest time of the day in 11:53, which stands as No. 9 on the all-time course record list. Cami Squires (12:32), Katie Cornell (12:29), Sammy Hollingsworth (12:13) and Sophie Baird (12:12) rounded out the pack.
McKenna Lee of Weber (pictured) set the All-Time Course Record with a time of 11:13. The sophomore did not race a 3200m on the track last year but placed eighth at the 2014 Utah State XC Championship in 18:24. The win on Saturday signals her as a podium threat come October.