Carbon field and track team 'on track' for great season this year
The Carbon track team had a busy few weeks with four meets. They hosted the Farm Bureau Invitational on April 17 and then went Tuesday to Emery, Wasatch on Wednesday and Uintah on Friday. The team was pretty tired by Friday but did continued to perform well.
The Uintah meet was a state qualifier and the last meet for the Carbon track members to get qualified for BYU this week. Union, Emery, Altamont, Rangley, Duchesne, Uintah and South Summit participated alongside Carbon at this meet.
Carbon girls placed first at the meet and had several athletes that did a lot to help the team win.
Coach Jimmy Jewkes pointed out some of the achievements, "Reagan Powell and Diana Olsen came up big time for us. Diana placed second in the mile, the two-mile and ran the medley relay that finished second as well. Diana didn't have to run the two-mile and did any way. Reagan Powell had the hardest grouping of races, doing four events. In the 200 she placed third, she placed second in the 400 and in the 800 she placed second. In addition she helped lead the 4x400 team which consisted of Powell, Kacyia Ivory, Karrisa Nelson and Kristen Jewkes."
He went on to add, " Karrisa and Kacylia both picked up more events then usual. Karrisa won both hurdle events and was fourth in the javelin. She also was in the 4x400. Kacylia ran both hurdle events. She took third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the 100 hurdles. She also helped the medley team take second. Kristen Jewkes also had a big meet She took second in the high jump and qualified for the state meet in the process. She also was in the 4x400 and ran the 800, placing fourth."
Other good performances included: Amanda Freestone took first in the 200; Rachel Goodrich took third in the two-mile while Aysha Black placed fourth; Lydia Jeppson took third in the Javelin.
Felicia Olmos is still trying to come back from her knee injury but stepped up and ran a medley relay helping them qualify for the BYU meet.
"So many stepped up to help out it was a total team effort. I was proud of them." Jewkes remarked about the girl's effort.
He moved on to the boy's performance. "The boys team was missing JJ Morley, Brock Morley and Carson Tatton for this meet due to injury. With that being said. The guys stepped up and showed that we are really deep team even with out some of our kids. Our guys placed a close second behind Uintah. The guy's was a total team effort. We had guys that just stepped up and ran there hearts out. The distance team pulled together, pulled us through the two-mile, mile and 800 and then they even ran the 4x400 to a first. That group of kids all deserve credit."
"We had great performances everywhere," he concluded.
Some of the boy's results that contributed to Carbon's success includes: The 4x400 of Kaleb Kulow, Justin Hepworth, Colton England, and Cody Hunt that took first; Dallin Garvin won the Discus; Austin Pullan won the two-mile; Kaleb Kulow took first in the 800.
Landon Martindale usually runs the 100 and 200, but Jewkes him run the 300 hurdles to see if he could help and he grabbed a third place.
Many Carbon track members will head to BYU for the premier track and field event of the season besides the state meet. The region meet will be held at Carbon this year and will be on May 5 and 6 with events starting at 3:30 p.m. each day.