2022 USATF Jr Olympic State XC Championship

This weekend brought us the USATF Jr Olympic Utah State Cross Country Championship meet at Valley Regional Park in Taylorsville.

The top 15 individual athletes in each age division qualified for Nationals. In addition, the top 2 teams also qualified. We will have a group of athletes heading to Nationals in Texas in early December where they will compete against the top runners in the nation.

Saturday brought us really chilly temps, but also lots of sunshine. The day started off with an Open 5k for runners age 15 and older and then an Open 1k for kids ages 6 and under. We had a couple of our athletes’ younger siblings run in the 1k and they did a great job.

Then it was time for the races we were there to crush!

Our athletes who medaled:

<8 Girls – 2k

1st Mia F.
2nd Kali C.
12th Samantha D.

<8 Boys – 2k

6th Jake B.
8th Cooper B.
9th Matthew W.
11th Gabe M.
13th Zach B.

9-10 Girls – 3k

2nd, Emmy F.
4th Bethany M.
5th Mia L.
6th Mina I.
7th Kathleen M.
9th Hailey D.
10th Genevieve T.
11th Kenya C.
13th Sydney G.
14th Addison H.

9-10 Boys – 3k

1st Matthew C.
4th Juan M.
5th Revin B.
6th Nixon R.
8th Cooper H.
13th Brock M.
15th Myles J.

11-12 Girls – 3k

1st Teagan H.
2nd Khloe P.
3rd Lulu M.
13th Orissa L.

11-12 Boys – 3k

1st Chase H.
4th Adam M.
5th Ryan B.
9th Callen B.
13th Vinny D.

13-14 Girls – 4k

1st Adria F. 13-14G
2nd Tatum F. 13-14G
3rd Maya B. 13-14G
6th Tyana L. 13-14G
7th Lily J. 13-14G
9th Bridget S. 13-14G
12th Rachel S.

13-14 Boys – 4k

4th Kenny B. 13-14B
12th Hunter H. 13-14B
13th Mason C. 13-14B
14th Alex B.

When it came to team points, our Wolfpack had quite a few winners. To qualify as an actual team, we needed a minimum of five runners in a division. Our <8 boys took 2nd place and 9-10 boys and girls both took 1st place. 11-12 boys and girls also took 1st place. Wolfpack’s 13-14 girls took 1st place and 13-14 boys took 2nd place.

Our three State Champions: Teagan H., Matthew C., Adria F., and Chase H. (not pictured)
Our State Champion teams

At the end of the day 54 of our athletes qualified to run at Nationals. Way to make us proud!

Congratulations to all of our athletes who medaled, who earned a PR, and worked hard on such a cold morning. It’s always a pleasure to see our blue singlets on the podium.

On to Texas and Nationals!