Multiple Teams · Westlake Runner Surprises Field at BYU Autumn Classic


Midway through the season, junior Emma Heslop is turning some heads, especially after her performance at this year’s BYU Autumn Classic. Heslop lead the race up until the last 400 meters when she was barely edged by a runner from Woods Cross turning in her best performance of the year. She clocked a time of 18:47.1 on a 5k course, only 2 seconds slower than what she ran on the 3-mile Region 4 Pre-region course.

According to MileSplit.com, you couldn’t find Heslop among the top 15 rankings. Her performance on Saturday now puts her in the conversation along with solid showings and a top 3 finish at the Pre-region race. The future is bright for her as eyes turn soon to the Utah State Championship.

Heslop was followed by sophomore Makayla Pitcher (58th place), junior Alivia Scoresby (69th), senior Abby Barrus (89th), and freshman Shelby Jensen (91st) to round out the scoring and providing a team finish of 8th place.

Along with Heslop’s performance, the boys team showed that they may be a dark horse come the Region 4 Championship. Lead by junior Michael Moffat’s 15th place time of 16:16.8, juniors Jed Megargel (37th), Tyler Hudson (81st), as well as seniors Ethan Doller (88th) and Nicolas Jones (98th) rounded out the scoring for a team finish of 10th.

N0w eyes are tuned to this week’s Viking Invitational. Complete race results can be found at http://www.runnercard.com/results3/meet?meetId=aae95504-1706-4c59-a475-7d610ca153df.

Photo via: Deseret News, Chuck Wing