Buffalo track team competed in Grizzly Invitational against some large schools

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LOGAN, UTAH — Mountain View represented Wyoming last Saturday alongside Jackson, Kemmerer, Star Valley and Cokeville to compete in a huge track meet against some large schools in Utah and a few schools from Idaho.

Layton, West Jordan, Syracuse, Ogden and Morgan were some of the schools from Utah that Mountain View went up against. Pocatello and Bear River high school in Montpelier were a couple of schools from Idaho that also attended the event.

Mountain View proved to the other schools that they can be competitive against anyone regardless of their size. The Buffalo squad was impressive at this competition in how they were able to hold their own against some large schools.

“Mountain View finished in either first or second in their classification,” said head coach Joel Giorgis. “Every kid is getting better in one way or another in their events. They are continuing to progress and that makes me happy. It’s all I ask for,” added Giorgis.

Mountain View is back on track with two meets this week. They competed at the Dave Draney Meet in Afton yesterday and are at the Green River Invite today. Yesterday’s results weren’t available at press time.

Super athlete Marley Newton has been a great hurdler and came out on fire in Utah last weekend. In the 100 meter hurdles, Newton placed fourth with a stellar time of 16:68. Newton also finished in eighth in the 300 meter hurdles at 48:84.

Some of the MVHS female runners finished in the top 10. Sophomore Charity Harmon has become a great runner for Mountain View. The Lady Buff ran extremely well in the 800 meter run as Harmon placed seventh with a time of 2:33. Harmon also placed 12th in the long distance 3200 meter run with a time of 12:30.

MVHS hurdler Marley Newton, left, goes toe-to-toe with a hurdler from Box Elder as they lead the pack at the Grizzly Track Meet in Logan last Saturday. COURTESY PHOTO/Linda Newton

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