CHS track sends 22 to state
Success mixed with a little drama was the outcome for the Carbon High boy's and girls track team at the region meet this weekend. Success came in the form of three region champions and 22 total members who are heading to BYU this weekend for the state meet.
Ryan Rasmussen took first in the high jump. He also ran on the boys 4x400 and 4x100 teams that qualified for state. Karisa Nelson garnered the top spot in the 100 Hurdles .She also placed third in the 300 hurdles, and ran on the 4x400 and 4x100 teams that qualified for state. Brock Morley won the 110 hurdles. He also ran on the boys 4x400 team that qualified for state.
The drama came when Nelson edged out Delta's defending 3A hurdler in a photo finish in the finals. However the timers were not working and because it was so close, the race had to be run again immediately after the boy's final. With little time to rest or worry about the outcome, Nelson went back on the track and won the second race to take the undisputed title.
Other state qualifiers at the meet included the following:
Felicia Olmos, Regan Powell, Kacylia Ivory and Karisa Nelson
Girl's 4x 400
Felicia Olmos, Regan Powell, Kacylia Ivory and Karrisa Nelson
Brock Morley, Dayton Martindale, Jared Richens and Ryan Rasmussen
Ryan Rasmussen, Carson Tatton, Zac Barnett and Landon Martindale
Kaleb Kulow, Landon Martindale, J.J. Morley and Derek Quinton
Boys High Jump
Ryan Rasmussen, Dayton Martindale and Jed Prettyman
Girls High Jump
Chantel Jensen and Kristen Jewkes, both of whom qualified by height
Boys Long Jump
Girls Long Jump
Jared Richens, placed 2nd at region with a season best time.
Boys 300 Hurdles
Brother's J.J. and Brock Morley. Brock is one of the best 3A hurdlers in the state.
Girls 300 Hurdles
Karrisa Nelson. She has established herself as one of the best 3A hurdlers in the state by beating Delta's former state champion.
Coach Jimmy Jewkes is enthused with the success his teams are having this season.
"The track team in total is taking 22 kids to state," he said after Saturday's meet. "The team is starting to establish a good core of quality athletes and that is leading to a lot of success. This has been one of the more successful years of Carbon High track in years and we look forward to a great state meet Friday and Saturday."