MMHS Ellevés Take 4th at State 5A Drill Competition

Submitted by tyler.lewis on Mon, 02/06/2023 - 13:45
MMHS Ellevés
MMHS Ellevés and coaches
In the center is Alyssa Clark, who took 2nd; on the right is Sarah Warren who was the 5A Drill Down Champion
Lauren Taylor was named to the All State Team.
Oaklee Tingey was named to the All State Team.
Hadlie Miller was named to the All State Team.
Molly Brenchley was awarded the 5A Coach of the Year award

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition held at UVU. Teams were placed in “pods” of four based on their RPI ranking. Two teams from each pod advanced to the finals. The Ellevés were one of the two teams who advanced to the finals from their pod. 

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 3rd in the military category, 4th in the dance category, and 2nd (tied for 1st) in the show category. Overall Maple Mountain placed 4th (tied for 3rd ). There were nine 5A schools competing. 

In the 5A Drill Down competition, Sarah Warren, daughter of Ryan and Karen Warren, won 1st place and Alyssa Clark, daughter of Chayce and Natalie Clark, won 2nd place.

Three Ellevés were named to the 5A All-State Dance Team—Hadlie Miller, daughter of Haley Miller and the late Jayson Miller; Lauren Taylor, daughter of Christopher and Tammy Taylor; and Oaklee Tingey, daughter of RaShel Shepherd and Ty Tingey. Each 5A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 25 girls were selected as the 5A All-State Dance Team. At the State Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a short, self-choreographed routine and was given a medal. 

Ellevé Coach, Molly Brenchley, was awarded the 5A Coach of the Year award. The Utah Dance/Drill Coaches Association nominates a coach each year for this award and then it is voted on by the other 5A coaches.

Congratulation Ellevés and coaches on a great competition season! The team would like to thank all of the students, parents, administration, and fans who came to State. We really appreciate all of your support this year!

Story by Molly Brenchley. Photos by Jeff Porcaro.