Spencer Williams of Beaver placed sixth overall (2:03.31) in the boys’ 800-meter run. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes and schools made their final preparations for their respective region meets by competing against some of the best athletes throughout the Intermountain West at Robison Track to conclude the BYU Invitational. May 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Invitational: Day 2 Ronnie Walker of Juab took the girls’ 400-meter dash crown (25.89 seconds), Jade Wimmer of Gunnison Valley placed second (26.12) and Delta’s Megan Atkinson finished sixth (27.12). In the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Savannah Nielson of Delta placed second (15.99 seconds) and Melissa Crane of Richfield finished third (16.10 seconds). Tags: Track For the girls, North Summit edged Delta for the team title, 65-64 points. Juab placed third with 39 points, Panguitch finished fourth with 38 points. Richfield placed seventh with 31 points and Millard tied Morgan for 10th with 23 points. Kambree Fuller of Panguitch placed sixth in the girls’ shot put (34-05) while Karlee Eyre of Panguitch finished fourth (106-10.75) in the girls’ discus. Hayden Harward of Richfield took the title in the boys’ 1600-meter run (4:18.41). In the girls’ long jump, Richfield’s Melissa Crane (17-08.50) won the crown, with Juab’s Ronnie Walker (17-07.75) and Emilia Anderson (16-06.50) placing second and fourth respectively. Kaitlyn Hemond of Beaver (16-07.50) finished third. Millard’s boys finished fourth in the medley (3:50.34). The Eagles were represented by Carson Brunson, Sam Marshal, Kaleb Dearden and Jaren Camp in this event. The Beaver boys placed fourth in the 4 x 400 relay (3:34.16). In this event, the Beavers were represented by Jaden Fails, Turner Williams, Spencer Williams and Hunter Carter. The Delta girls won the 4 x 100 relay title (49.28 seconds). The Rabbits were represented in this event by Jordyn Nielson, Savannah Nielson, Adi Nielson and Megan Atkinson. Delta’s Jaymen Brough (40.25 seconds) took the crown in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles. Finally, in the boys’ javelin, Juab’s Zac Cowan (174-11.25) finished second. For the boys, Beaver placed ninth with 29 points and Delta placed 12th with 24 points. The boys’ winner was Mountain View (Wyo.) with 75.5 points. In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Kade Jensen of Richfield (50.14 seconds) placed second with Oran Finlinson of Delta (51.73 seconds) and Cameron Franklin of Valley (52.83 seconds) finishing fourth and sixth, respectively. Written by Josh Blauer of Manti placed fifth in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles (15.80 seconds). Taylia Norris of Panguitch won the girls’ 1600-meter run title (5:13.36). Audrey Camp of Millard placed fourth (5:20.49) and Juab’s Marissa Hall placed eighth (5:32.07). Norris also won the girls’ 800-meter run crown (2:20.23). Millard’s Katy Kelly (2:23.58) finished fourth overall and Hall again placed eighth in this event for Juab (2:28.64). In the girls’ medley, Milford placed third, setting a new school record with a time of 4:29.05. The record-breaking Tigers were Alexa Walker, Teigyn Fields, Taylor Alger and Kinley Spaulding. North Sanpete’s Isabelle Hightower won the title in the girls’ 100-meter dash (12.78 seconds) edging Ronnie Walker of Juab (12.82). Valley’s Cameron Franklin placed fourth (11.59 seconds) in the boys’ 100-meter dash. Adi Nielson of Delta won the title in the girls’ 400-meter dash (57.71 seconds) besting Gunnison Valley’s Jade Wimmer (58.15 seconds). Millard’s Audrey Camp (59.71) and Katy Kelly (59.84) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Nielson also won the girls’ 300-meter hurdles crown (45.52 seconds). Melissa Crane of Richfield placed second (47 seconds) and Savannah Nielson of Delta finished third (47.27). Brad James Cameron Franklin of Valley finished fourth (22.69 seconds) in the boys’ 200-meter dash. Braden Heaton of Valley tied for fourth in the boys’ high jump (6 feet).
Since I once coached basketball, I find it interesting to watch other coaches’ behavior on the sidelines. Nobody seems to sit on the bench any more. They are constantly walking back and forth either in front of the bench or as far down the floor as referees allow. For the most part, if you coach at the high school level, the milder, less confrontational style seems to work the best. There are always exceptions, of course. Most high school athletes respond best to a less “in your face” style. This is especially true when coaching girls basketball. As the players get older, the coaching has to change with them. I doubt if anybody could act like Bob Knight did and still be effective today. And yet, he is a Hall of Famer. I have been told that once a coach reaches the pro ranks he are no longer a coach–he is just a handler. You handler the players’ schedules, their pay checks, and you handle their agents. They will show up for practice, but that doesn’t mean they will practice when they get there. If you can handle egos at this level, you will be successful. How much influence do you think the Miami Heat coach has on LeBron James when he decides to take over a ball game and do it his way?
He says he’s delighted with how his side played in Semple last week, and hopes to be in the same position tonight..Throw in this evening is at 7.30 in Pairc Ui Rinn and Tipp FM’s live coverage comes in association with Tipperary Kitchens, Killinan, Thurles. Tipp travel to Pairc Ui Rinn this evening for their Munster minor hurling semi final replay against Cork.They’ll be looking to close the game out and improve decision making on the feild according to their manager.Following a closely fought encounter in Thurles on Thursday evening, leaving the sides level after extra time, Liam Cahill’s team will be hopeful they can come away with the win. Photo © Tipp FM
World 100m champion Justin Gatlin is not one of the 10 male nominees for the IAAF 2017 World Athlete of the Year.It is the first time since 2004 – when the American was also left out – that the world or Olympic 100m champion has not been shortlisted for the title.Gatlin, 35, beat Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt into third to win gold in London in August.Britain’s Mo Farah is on the list after retaining the 10,000m. IAAF members and fans via social media decide the award.Gatlin has twice served a doping ban and athletics’ governing body changed its rules on who could be nominated in 2015 so that anyone sanctioned for a serious doping offence could no longer be put forward.That came after Germany’s Olympic discus champion Robert Harting reacted to Gatlin’s inclusion on the 2014 IAAF shortlist by asking for his own name to be removed from it. Gatlin was jeered by the crowd inside London Stadium as he was presented with his medal during the summer.Lord Coe, president of athletics’ governing body the IAAF, admitted he was not “eulogistic” over the American’s victory.Gatlin was also omitted from the athlete of the year list in 2004 despite winning Olympic gold in Athens, although he was nominated for performance of the year.He was one of the nominees in 2005 after winning that year’s world title, 12 months before he accepted a second doping ban.South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk is one of Farah’s rivals for the title after he retained his world 400m title in London. Caster Semenya of South Africa heads the women nominees after winning the 800m title in imperious style on the closing night of the World Championships.Australia’s Sally Pearson is also a notable nominee after claiming gold in the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.60 seconds.Voting closes on 16 October and the winners will be announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards in Monaco on 24 November.”‹The nominees for 2017 World Athlete of the YearMen: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qat); Pawel Fajdek (Pol); Mo Farah (GB); Sam Kendricks (US); Elijah Manangoi (Ken); Luvo Manyonga (SA); Omar McLeod (Jam); Christian Taylor (US); Wayde van Niekerk (SA); Johannes Vetter (Ger) Women: Almaz Ayana (Eth); Maria Lasitskene (Ana); Hellen Obiri (Ken); Sally Pearson (Aus); Sandra Perkovic (Cro); Brittney Reese (US); Caster Semenya (SA); Ekaterini Stefanidi (Gre); Nafissatou Thiam (Bel); Anita Wlodarczyk (Pol)