Roy’s Parker Kingston and Corner Canyon’s Cody Hagen battle to the end with Hagen taking the tape in the 200 meters as high school athletes compete in a BYU Track Invitational in Provo on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Both sprinters are BYU football commits.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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The BYU Invitational track and field meet and other high school track events around the west have highlighted the speed of Kalani Sitake’s recruiting class of 2022, with numerous sprinters running in the mid-10 second times for 100 meters. This class is led by Corner Canyon wide receiver and 2021 Deseret News Mr. Football winner Cody Hagen, the McKenzie twins from Pineview and Parker Kingston of Roy High.

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Question of the week: What do you make-or-break of BYU football signees putting up 100 meter times in the mid 10s this spring?

Jay Drew: I had a nice conversation with BYU cornerbacks coach Jernaro Gilford during spring camp in which I asked him what makes a great cornerback.

“They have to be able to run, bottom line,” he said, noting that speed is obviously one of the top traits he looks for in cornerback recruits. Teammates say BYU cornerback Jacob Boren is probably the fastest player on the team, currently. Soon, he will have some competition.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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