The 2009 Utah State High School Activities Association State Track & Field Championships were held on May 15th and 16th at the Clarence Robinson Track at Brigham Young University. The weather was gorgeous and the competition was fierce! We are so proud of the four students who represented Richfield Residential Hall at the State Championship meet. They worked so hard all year long to prepare and qualify for this event.
Shaquira Begay, daughter of Ms. Leslie Jensen of Window Rock, AZ., represented South Sevier High School in three events! She had an impressive third place finish in Women’s Shot Put, with only a half inch between her and the second place finisher! Shaquira then went on to place Fifth place in the Women’s Discus, and 14th in the Women’s Long Jump! This girl almost had to hire someone to carry home all of her bling!
Tamiya Boone, daughter of Jimmie and Patti Boone of Kayenta, also represented South Sevier High School well, finishing a respectable 7th place in the Women’s Shot Put.
Latrisha Blackstar, an impressive new addition to the Richfield High School Girl’s Track Team, was instrumental in propelling the Lady Wildcats to a Third Place Finish in the Women’s Medley Relay. Latrisha also placed 7th in the Women’s 1600 meter finals with her best time of the year at 5:45.16! Latrisha also placed 3rd in the Women’s 3200 meter finals with a smokin time of 12:23.81! With speed and endurance like that, her parents, Tommy and Lorraine Allen of Page, AZ. don’t have to worry too much about the boys being able to chase her down!
Senior, Alton Chee helped Richfield High School Boy’s Track and Field Team secure another State Championship! This makes the 5th championship for the Wildcats in the past 7 years!
Read a great article about the Wildcat’s domination at State in the Richfield Reaper. Alton finished 12th in the 3200 meter finals with a time of 10:51.21. Alton is the son of Richard and Joann Chee of Hite, Utah. He plans on continuing his distance running career for Dine College next year.
Congratulations to all of our athletes! You all represented our program and your individual schools well at the State Meet. Your hard work is a reflection of what great students you are in all respects. Keep up the great work on the field and in the classroom!