HERRIMAN, Utah - The girls track and field team at Herriman High School has come a long way in four years. The Mustang won the 4A state championship last year, and they’re the team to beat after making the jump to 5A
Herriman is led by two stars. Junior Lucy Biles is the best distance runner in the state. She’s a two-time cross country state champion, and she won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at the state track meet last year.
Sophomore Kaysha Love is the best sprinter in the state. She won state titles in the 100 and 200 last year, and she set a new state record in the 100 just a few weeks ago. But she’s not just focused on herself this week.
“My main goal right now is I need to help my team get what we’ve been working for this whole season and that’s a state championship,” said Love.
As good as the two stars are, they can’t win a state title by themselves.
“We have Kaysha in the sprints, we have Lucy in the distances, but it’s not just them,” said head coach Jonathan Haag. “We have Kaylie King in the long jump and the hurdles. We have two fantastic throwers. Amarissa Hawker is leading the state in shot put, and Mesi Havea is leading the state in discus. When you are able to cover all those bases, that’s a huge difference.”
The state track and field meet is this Friday and Saturday at BYU.