Full speed ahead for Vail-owned mega resort
He was always enthusiastic about everything.
The unsanctioned high school sport of girls rugby has grown leaps and bounds at Herriman High School. In the school’s short five-year history they have become a powerhouse. The girls team finished their 2015 spring season with only one loss and ranked 18th in the country.
“I feel like this is the right time. We had a down turn in the middle of the season, but we came back strong for the tournament. We are taking this one game at a time,” head coach Heidi McKissick said, after the Mustangs advanced to the state championship game.
Rocky Mountain Raceway, located in West Valley City, opened its 19th season on May 2. Despite the rain and poor weather, the racing on the oval track has been hot and heavily contested. The 3/8-mile asphalt oval has provided Utah racing fans with some high intensity racing this spring.
"When you swim a lap at the pool your body does 100 percent of the work with 70 percent of the oxygen, so your body is working a lot harder,” Brittany Taylor, an aquatics coordinator at J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center, said.
“We have had our ups and downs this year, but definitely the girls have grown and developed a lot this season. I see positive things going on that make me excited to finish the season strong,” head coach Katelyn Elliot said.
“As a club sport we have to make our own way. Herriman does not have many parks we can use. We have decided that this is our house and we appreciate our field,” head coach Tim Martinez said.
“I am excited about our season. The girls are getting along very well and meshing together. I think we can be contenders for state. I hope we can keep it going. It is fun to watch everyone contributing,” head coach Heidi McKissick said.