Emmett sent only two athletes to the BYU Invitational High School Championships last weekend in Provo, Utah. The pair were a perfect five for five in winning their events and setting new meet, personal, and school records while they were at it.
Junior Tatum Richards broke the meet record and reset her own personal and school record in the pole vault, clearing 13’2” — Breaking a record she had set just two days before at home.
Senior sensation Landon Helms owned the boys side of the meet and was named outstanding track athlete and outstanding field athlete — a first ever occurrence at the meet. Helms’ 40 points placed Emmett fifth in the more than 50-team field of schools from Utah and Idaho.
Helms won the long jump with a PR and school record leap of 22’6.5”; set a meet record and new PR in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 13.81; won the 300 meter hurdles in a PR time of 38.23 and set a new meet record with his 16’4” pole vault.
Helms and Richards will be favored to return to State in their pole vault and hurdle specialties when they compete at Districts this week.