Carbon shows strong at home meet
On Saturday, April 12, Carbon High School hosted its second invitational qualifying track meet.
"Head Coach Jimmy Jewkes was proud of his boys team as they took the second place trophy without a full team," said assistant coach Stew Foster. "The girls also did very well as they placed third out of the eight teams that competed. We had ACT tests and other activities that drew some of our athletes away from the meet."
Kent Olsen started the meet off by placing fourth in the boys 3200 meter run and made a personal best time in his effort.
Later in the afternoon he showed his heels to the field by winning the 800 meter run. He also helped the medley relay team to a second place finish, missing first by 100's of a second.
Jared Richens had a great day by placing sixth in the 1600 meter run with a personal best time. He also ran on the same relay team as Kent to garnish a silver medal.
Brock Morley had an excellent meet as he placed first in both the 110 meter high hurdles and the 300 meter low hurdles.
Brock also anchored the winning 4x400 relay team and placed sixth in the javelin.
Brett Wells actually won the 110 meter hurdles, but was disqualified because he knocked one of his hurdles into another lane, causing another hurdler to trip and fall.
"It was not on purpose," said Foster. "But still disqualified Brett from his first place finish in the finals. Brett later came back to finish second in the 300 meter hurdles and first on the 4x400 meter relay team."
Jordan Tatton came up lame on a sprained ankle and could not compete in his specialty in the 100 and 200 meter events. "He would have probably won both races," said Foster.
Robert Lowe and Chris Rummel placed fourth and fifth in the 400 meter sprint and placed first in the 4x400 meter relay.
Ryan Rassmussen had a good meet by placing fifth in the 200 meter sprint, second in the high jump, and fourth in the long jump.
Ted Prettyman placed third in the high jump followed by Shane Dolinski in sixth.
"Zac Barnett and Preston Grant helped our boys to a second place finish in the boys 1600 medley relay," said Foster.
In the girls events Patricia Smith placed second in both the 1600 and 800 meter runs. She also helped the girls 4x400 meter relay to a second place finish.
"Karissa Nelson from ninth grade was on top of the world," quipped Foster. "She surprised herself by winning the 100 meter hurdles and placing fourth in the javelin. She also helped the girls 4x100 relay team to a second place finish."
Kacylia Ivory, another ninth grader placed third in the girls 300 meter hurdles. "I don't know who was more excited, Coach Travis Hepworth and Coach Telisse Allan were both jumping up and down with tears in their eyes with excitement," said Foster.
Felicia Olmos flew around the bend to place fourth in her favorite 200 meter sprint. Felicia also helped the girls to a second place finish in both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays. Erica Potts placed fourth in the girls shotput and qualified for the BYU meet. She also placed seventh in the javelin.
Megan Garvin placed first in the girls javelin and first in the girls high jump, with Kristin Jewkes placing third.
"We had a very successful meet, but are still looking for a few good women," concluded Foster.