Porter, Mantz headline local preps among 4A All-State track and field recipients

SMITHFIELD – The accolades keep coming for Sky View’s Brenna Porter.

After winning two state titles in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles in May, Porter was named to the 4A All-state team in all four of her events Thursday.

Porter finished second in the long jump at the state meet and third in the 200 meters, and was one of three Bobcats selected to the all-state team.

“From the time she was a freshman, she’s been unbelievably talented,” said Sky View head coach Jim Walker. “Shes continued to develop and get better as the years went by and was one of the better hurdlers in the country her junior and senior year. We’re gonna see her name in papers and on tv for years to come.”

Seth White earned all-state honors in both the discus and the shot put after capturing the state title in the discus with a throw of 161 feet 1 inch.

“Nobody works harder than that kid, no one practices longer than he does. He stays after it, even on the weekend,” Walker said. “He gets a lot of throwing in. He just works hard. He’s just a great kid and he’s passionate about throwing shot and disc. I’ve never seen a more passionate kid than him.”

White placed second in the state in the shot put behind Herriman’s Andre James.

Joining Porter and White was distance runner Connor Mantz, who was selected to the 1600 and 3200 meter teams after a second place finish in the 3200 and a third place finish in the 1600 at the state meet.

“He’s only a sophomore. You can find Connor putting in a lot of miles every single day, 6-7 days a week,” Walker said. “He just loves running, loves what he does. He’s naturally gifted. He’s going to do some really exciting things next year. He’s just fun to watch and fun to be around.”

Mountain Crest also had multiple athletes earn all-state honors in Miranda O’Very and Tori Parkinson.

O’Very was named to the all-state team in the 3200 meter event after a third-place finish at the state meet, while Parkinson also finished third in the 800 meters to earn all-state honors.

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