Viewmont’s Gabe Hooper 5th at Timp InviteSep 07, 2023 03:22PM ● By Catherine Garrett
At the highly competitive Timpanogos Invitational Sept. 1, the Viewmont High boys cross country varsity team placed sixth behind all 6A teams. Senior Gabe Hooper came in fifth place, finishing in 15:39 against 217 other runners. Also scoring for the Vikings were senior Weston Egnew (33rd place), junior Ben Hyde (39th), junior Hayden Arbuckle (59th) and junior Peter Gehring (61st).
Senior Naomi Egnew placed 48th to lead the girls varsity team to a 15th-place showing. Senior Eliza Gehring took 17th in the girls junior/senior race, leading to a third-place team finish; sophomore Ayden Lee was fourth in the boys sophomore/freshman event for the third-place Vikings; sophomore Brooklyn Brady came in 14th to lead the girls sophomore/freshman team to third place; and junior David Tervort’s 15th-place finish was tops for the boys junior/senior squad to take eighth.
At the Timpanogos Invitational, Farmington High junior Casey Ward finished in 16th place in the boys junior/senior race to lead the Phoenix team to fifth while the girls junior/senior squad was also fifth behind senior Brooklyn Bement’s 22nd-place showing. Sophomore Henry Kimoto was 13th in the sophomore/freshman event for the eighth-place boys team; junior Skye Siddoway came in 20th in the girls varsity race for an 11th-place team finish; junior Joseph Miller was 58th in the varsity race for the 12th-place boys lineup; and sophomore Gabriela May crossed the line 43rd to lead the girls sophomore/freshman team to 20th place.
Bountiful High junior Hayden Hooper came in eighth in the boys varsity race at the Timpanogos Invitational to help the Redhawks place eighth as a team while senior Marjie Richards was 47th in the girls varsity event. Sophomore Taya Sanders was ninth in the girls sophomore/freshman race to lead that group to ninth place; sophomore Jackson Burgener finished 77th in the boys sophomore/freshman race; junior Brooklyn Kooyman was 27th in the girls junior/senior event; and junior Mason Christopherson came in 80th in the boys junior/senior race.
At the Timpanogos Invitational, sophomore Brie Nydegger won the girls freshman/sophomore race in 20:36, 10 seconds ahead of Lone Peak’s Christiana Clifford. Senior Brady Christensen had a top-10 finish in the boys varsity event for the 11th-place Wildcats. Junior Katie Hansen was 19th in the girls varsity race to lead the squad to a 26th-place showing. Senior Beau Thompson came in 40th in the boys junior/senior event to help the team to 18th place; and sophomore Henry Hyde was 45th in the boys sophomore/freshman race.