Talon Hull, Weber (Sr.)
One of the top runners in 5A, this Weber senior had a great showing at the Murray Cross Invite last Friday.
Hull won the race with a time of 14:03, edging Ogden’s Garrett Barton by one second.
“Talon is a great athlete and leader on our team. This past Friday at Murray he did very well in a competitive field of great runners. He has put in a lot of miles over the summer, and his hard work ethic is very consistent. He is having a good start to this season, and we’re confident that he will keep improving over these next few months,” said Weber coach Ryan Ortega.
Last season, Hull finished second behind American Fork’s Casey Clinger at the 5A state championship.
Talon is coming off of a great season last year, having competed among the top athletes in the nation at Footlocker Nationals, and it’s exciting to see him at his best now during his senior year.
Sadie Sargent, North Summit (Jr.)
Last year’s 2A runner-up by two-tenths of a second, this North Summit junior is trending toward a championship this season.
Last Friday at the Murray Cross Invite, Sargent finished third with a time of 17:01, behind Bingham’s Whitney Rich and Springville’s Julie Sumsion.
“Sadie has been working hard all summer to prepare for this XC season. She has increased her mileage from last year and is willing to put in the effort to improve each week, “ said North Summit coach Dave Peck. “Sargent plans on running at the Bob Firman meet in Idaho and hoping for a top five finish among the elite group. She is also planning on some regional and national meets following our state meet.”
In addition to her strong finish at Murray, she finished sixth at the BYU Invitational earlier this month.
In the spring, Sargent had a very successful track season, helping her team to the state championship with wins in the 3,200 and 1,600 meters in addition to her second-place finish in the 800.
Cammon Cooper, Lehi (Jr.)
Just a junior, Cammon Cooper continues to post big numbers for the upstart Pioneers each week.
Last week he completed 23 of 30 passes for 361 yards and six touchdowns as Lehi dominated Riverton for a 49-13 victory.
Through four games he’s completed 106 of 157 passes for 1,408 yards and 19 touchdowns. He’s thrown for over 300 yards in all four games.
“Camm has had a great offseason in preparing for his junior year. He is continuing to improve each week in those areas he needs to improve. He and I are working towards that perfect game of throws, reads and anticipatory skill set of timing. It’s good to have a QB who wants to be great, knowing he has a lot more to learn and knows his performance has to improve,” said Lehi coach Ed Larson.
Autumn Rogerson, Parowan (Jr.)
This junior is having a terrific junior season for the 7-1 Rams.
She leads 2A in scoring with 15 goals in eight games, including scoring four in a 9-1 rout of Beaver last week.
“Autumn is an important asset to our team. Her lightning-fast reflexes, amazing speed and sheer determination make her stand out on the field. Her abilities make her not only an exceptional striker but also a formidable back. She always gives 110 percent and will never give up. The word that best describes Autumn when she is playing soccer is intense,” said Parowan coach Richard Thatcher.
Seyvion Waggoner, Bountiful (Sr.)
This senior outside hitter led the Braves to a 5-2 record at the Rocky Mountain Champions Classic at Lehi High School last weekend.
“Seyvion is a dynamic player that brings athleticism and energy to our team. As one of our team captains this year she has stepped into a leadership role both on and off the court. She is committed to making our team and culture better and cheers for every player in our whole program to be successful. On the court she is a competitor and demands a lot of herself,” said Bountiful coach Sarah Chism.
Waggoner has committed to Rice University.
Elijah Turner, Lone Peak (Sr.)
This BYU signee led Lone Peak to a second-place finish at the Antigua National High School Invitational in Scottsdale, Arizona. He finished fourth individually with a 69.3 scoring average.
“What makes Elijah Turner so great is his attitude. He has the great ability to be calm under pressure and keep the guys on the team loose with his sense of humor,” said Lone Peak coach Rob Stanger.
Turner tied for sixth at last year’s 5A state golf meet with two 70s at Soldier Hollow Golf Course.
Sabrina Longson, Olympus (Sr.)
Last year’s 4A second singles champ, Longson has transitioned seamlessly to first singles for the defending champion Titans this season.
“That year between junior and senior, they mature so much,” said Olympus coach Kevin Watts. “That constant play at a super high level and the maturity. When you talk to them, their maturity is very obvious compared to the previous year.
Carsen Hinkhouse, Manila (Jr.)
On a team with five freshmen, Manila junior pitcher/infielder Carsen Hinkhouse has been the steadying force for his team.
“He provides great leadership and is a critical part to Manila’s success. When Carsen goes, the Mustangs go. It has been a honor to coach Carsen, I never have to worry about him not giving 100 percent and playing one pitch at a time,” said Manila coach Ben Lail.
Last week in a 14-8 win against Utah Military Academy, Hinkhouse went 4 for 5 with six RBIs and the game-sealing RBI double with the bases loaded. He also picked up the complete-game victory.
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