Mountain Crest athletics named best in state

Mountain Crest High School has been recognized as the best athletic program in the state. The Deseret News <a href=”http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580721/High-school-sports-2012-13-All-Sports-winners-feature-3-repeats.html” target=”_blank”>All-Sports award</a> signifies a school’s performance in multiple sports. The 4A award was initially given to Timpview High School but the newspaper realized they had miscalculated wrestling.

Mountain Crest athletic director Jim Crosbie <a href=”http://kool.fm/personalities/dave-denton/posts/61170″ target=”_blank”>appeared on KOOL 103.9</a>, the broadcast partner for Mustang Athletics, to talk about the award and said that the recount helped the Mustangs win.

“We were notified yesterday morning that we had actually taken third. I think one of our parents or somebody had realized that they hadn’t calculated in that wrestling score,” Crosbie said. “So when I got the phone call yesterday it put us ahead by half a point.

“It felt good and obviously it’s a big thing for coaches and kids. To look at a school and say it was the best overall in the state, that’s a pretty incredible feat.”

The Mustangs won state championships in boy’s swimming and girl’s cross country along with second place finishes in football, boy’s basketball and girls swimming during the 2012-13 academic athletic season.

Crosbie said the coaches and staff are proud of the young people in the programs.

“Those of us that work there and have been a part of it and able to coach these kids understand that we’re always dealing with some pretty special kids that come from great families and are obviously always pretty competitive.

“For some reason we’re always given some pretty special kids who work hard and we get to witness it every day.”

According to the Deseret News, the All-Sports award denotes the top overall athletic programs in each of the five classifications. Schools earn All-Sports points for placing in the top eight at state. Schools earn points in football, cross country, golf, basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, track, soccer, tennis, volleyball and softball.

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