Carbon High track off and running
Coach Jimmy Jewkes wasn't sure what to expect out of his team this year. He has some good returning talent and some new untested kids.
The team headed to Moab this last weekend and came away leaving Jewkes feeling pretty good about what he had to work with.
The Carbon girls took second and the boys placed third out of 10 teams.
For the girls team, Jewkes was impressed with how well all the girls did.
He began to mention some stand outs and just kept coming up with more and more to talk about. Karissa Nelson took first in the 100 and the 300 meter hurdles. Kacylia Ivory was third in the 300 meter hurdles and did well in the 100 as well.
Nelson threw the javelin in the meet to gain a qualifier for that for her try at the heptathlon at the BYU meet later this spring. She took fourth.
Reagan Powell saw success last year in the hurdles, but has converted over to the 800 meter and the mile events. She placed second in both even though it was her first time running the mile.
Diane Olsen placed fourth in the 800 meter. Rachel Goodrich did well in the mile. Amanda Freestone also had a good meet as she ran the 100 and the 200.
Kayleigh Potts easily won the high jump, but struggled with some mechanics on her final jump. It will give Jewkes something to work on with her.
Abby Powell finished fourth even after having to pull out with a hamstring injury.
Sara Potts came out for track for the first time and did well in the high jump and the long jump.
Jewkes did not have his girls run a single relay event as he was taking the first meet of the year conservatively.
But after watching how well they did, he know he underestimated them a little.
Carsen Tatton had a good meet for the boys. He placed second in the 200, scored points with his finish in the 400 and was part of the 4x4 relay team that took second.
Others on that team were Kaleb Kulow, Luke Olsen and Stephan Larsen.
Jewkes feels like this team is as good or better than the one last year that was anchored by the Morley brothers.
Olsen took second in the 400, he usually ran the 800 last year. Kulow placed second in the 300 hurdles. It was his first time at that event as he also was used to running the 800.
Garret Marsing took a break from soccer and grabbed first in the two mile.
Derrick Quinton was fourth in the high jump with a leap of 19'8".
Justin Hepwork had a good showing in the mile and 800 and Jewkes felt that Cody Hunt ran well too.
Jewkes also pointed out that Stephen Larsen is new to the team this year and is doing well in any event they throw him in.
"This team is the most fun one I've coached in a while," added Jewkes.
"They all have a good attitude and step up and work hard."
The Carbon High Dinos will have a small home meet on Wednesday, March 23 against Emery at 3:30 p.m. on the Carbon High track.