Bingham boys and girls prove they have the secret sauce at the 6A state track championshipsJul 01, 2022 10:17AM ● By Brian Shaw
By Brian Shaw | [email protected]
At state, Bingham track proved it had the recipe to that secret sauce during several individual and relay events, but when it came to winning team titles, it unfortunately didn’t have the right recipe.
That said, the Miners girls came narrowly close to shocking the Utah high school track world at BYU May 21 on the strength of several unbelievable individual performances.
Senior Eliza Smith defended her state title in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.79 seconds, blowing past her nearest competitor by .20 seconds.
The Miners also took gold as a group in the 4x200 relay, defeating the eventual 6A team champion Lone Peak by nearly two seconds in a time of 1:42.89.
Those would be the only first place medals that the Bingham girls would get in Provo, but a slew of top-3 finishes also got them on the podium, starting in the 100 meters as senior Shelbie Workman had her best finish yet, claiming the bronze medal in 12.55.
Sophomore Andrea Amoah also captured bronze in the 200, finishing the half-lap around the track in 25.16.
Smith also got her second individual medal on the day, capturing silver in the 300 hurdles in a time of 44.99. And as a group, the Miners got a silver as well in the 4x400 relay race.
Those top-3 finishes and several other notable results, including Amoah’s fourth place finish in the 100 and a fourth place by junior Natalie Swain in the 3,200, were enough to give the Miners 79 points and second place overall as a team at this year’s 6A state championships.
On the boys side, the Miners also had some fantastic finishes, led by sprinter Cody Hone, who again showed that he can compete with all of the Division I college football-bound talent on the black top.
The senior Hone finished fourth against the likes of BYU-bound Parker Kingston of Roy and Corner Canyon’s Cody Hagen in the 100 and 200 in Provo, but saved his best for the 400 meters as he won gold in that event with a time of 47.86 seconds.
The Miners also captured gold in the pole vault, as senior and state-record holder Dallin Thornton eased through the competition, winning another gold and defeating his nearest 6A state championships competitor by a whopping 2 feet, 16’00 to 14’09.
As a team, the Bingham boys finished fourth overall at state on the strength of those golds, and also won a silver medal in the 4x200 relay anchored by Hone, a bronze in the 4x100, and had an eighth place finish by junior Cameron Mamalis in the 100.