Morley takes first place in state hurdles competition
Carbon's Brock Morley wins 300 meter hurdles at state track meet
Brock Morley took first in the 300 meter hurdles and third in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday at the state track and field meet at BYU. Ryan Rasmussen was fifth in the high jump and Chantel Jensen was sixth for the girls. Sophomore Karisa Nelson was fifth in the 300 hurdles and seventh in the 100. Felicia Olmos to seventh in the long jump.
The girl's 4x400 relay team consisting of Felicia Olmos, Regan Powell, Kacylia Ivory and Karrisa Nelson took seventh. The boy's 4x400 relay team took sixth. The team of Brock Morley, Dayton Martindale, Jared Richens and Ryan Rasmussen ran that event.
Of the 22 Carbon High kids that qualified for state this season, 17 will return for another year. Most of those also posted personal records at the meet.
Coach Jimmy Jewkes is excited about the future of the team. "Most of this core of kids are going to return. The move into the new region works in our favor. We dominated most of the teams we will compete against next season with the exception of Park City and our solid core returning will help us there as well."
He went on to say, "We want the kids peaking by the state meet and that is definitely what we got from all the team. With the exception of Jordan Tatton, who was recovering from an injury, across the board the team posted personal records in their events. We placed higher and scored more points than ever before. The track team is becoming a sport of choice for Carbon athletes in the spring. I am proud of the effort these kids put forth this season and am excited for next season."