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American Fork cross country is TOSH top story of week

Each week, Utah high school sports provides incredibly exciting moments, big wins, great plays and memorable accomplishments. This year, will do its best to identify THE top story of each week in a segment powered by TOSH, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital.tosh2 instoryad 012616

Here, for the week of October 10, 2016, is our TOSH top story of the week.


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Casey Clinger and American Fork ran away from the field at the 2016 5A state cross country championships. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

When the American Fork High boys cross country team finished third in 2015, it was certainly out of the ordinary. The Cavemen won six straight state championships between 2009 and 2014 setting a precedent of dominance.

Things got back to normal this week, as the 2016 American Fork boys ran away from the field to reclaim the title that eluded them a year ago. While the boys were getting back on top, the American Fork girls joined them in a sweep of the 5A team championships. For the girls team, it was the third straight state title.

No one was close to the Cavemen in the boys race as seniors Casey Clinger and McKay Johns went 1-2 and another senior, Patrick Parker, finished fifth. American Fork’s fourth runner was sophomore Carson Clinger, who finished 14th overall and another sophomore, Dalton Brehms, was 23rd.

Davis gave the American Fork girls a good run, but as has been the case for each of the past three years, the depth of the Cavemen was enough to carry them to the championship. Senior Sara Musselman was the top finisher for American Fork, taking third overall, while seniors Sammy Hollingsworth and Cami Squires, and junior Lexi Wright all finished in the Top 15.

Combined, it all left American Fork as the state’s most decorated collection of distance runners.Microsoft Word - tosh tempotraining1 instoryad 101716



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