Austin Jacobsen competing in the long jump at the Tiger/Grizz invitational track meet.
The MHS track team is just days away from the 2A district track meet to be held in Malad May 8 and 9. As the athletes prepare for their culminating meet, they are finding exciting progress and improvement with each meet they compete in. Over the last week, MHS runners, jumpers, and throwers competed at the Fifth District Coaches Invitational track meet in West Side with a select few invited to participate at the Tiger/Grizz elite meet in Idaho Falls.
At West Side, Malad found themselves competitive at several events, Oakley Hebdon taking first place in the 100, 400, 300 hurdles, and the Long Jump and senior Cortlyn Coleman taking first in the 3200. Other MHS athletes tallied up an additional 15 top 10 finishes in various events throughout the meet.
13 of Malad’s finest tracksters were invited to attend the Tiger/Grizz meet to compete with other athletes from 42 schools from around the state. Runners, jumpers and throwers must have a qualifying time or distance to compete at the meet, a great feat in and of itself. The two day track meet featured preliminary events run Friday, April 28 with the final contests on Saturday. Hebdon earned Malad’s only medal, taking third place in the 300 m hurdles. The meet was successful for many of the MHS athletes without making their way to the medal stand as they set new season and personal records as they were pushed by great competitors at the meet.
The Malad track athletes will compete next on May 3 in Malad as they host eleven teams on the newly refinished track before they will host districts the following week.