Timpview High School has one of the more impressive athletic programs in the state of Utah. The school won the 2008-09 Utah Class 4A “All Sports Award” for accumulating the most state and region titles across all different sports. In total, the school has won eight state football titles, at least seven state crowns in boys tennis and three state titles in girls swimming. It has also finished atop the state rankings in boys track and boys cross country.
By default, that means that the school has an awful lot of hardware that it has been awarded for those achievements. There are even more trophies that have come via regional titles. Yet, for a completely unknown reason, most of those trophies aren’t found inside the school in a display case, where one would expect them to be.
Instead, Timpview seems to have lost track of 75 -- seventy-five! -- trophies from past athletic achievements. Now, in an effort to remedy that, the school is trying to contact those who might have prior trophies to return them, regardless of what it takes.
The school reached out to the Deseret News to try and spread the word of the trophy hunt as it works to set up a robust school trophy cabinet, one which seems awfully overdue.
According to information posted by the Deseret News, Timpview is missing seven state title trophies and 68 trophies related to regional crowns. Naturally, these keepsakes come in different shapes and sizes, and it’s likely the school doesn’t even know what some of them look like.
It goes without saying that will make them harder to recover.
There’s no reason to believe that the old Timpview trophies have willfully be kept from the school. Rather, it simply seems as if no one was keeping track of precisely what happened to the school’s precious proof of athletic success.
Here’s hoping that they find their way back, for Timpview’s sake.