Carbon High Dinos track team takes second at home meet
With the sun shining and the temperatures warm it was a great weekend for a track meet. Carbon High put on one of the biggest track invitationals in the state as they hosted the annual Farm Bureau Invitational.
Fifteen schools, including some of the big name track programs,like Tooele, Stansbury, Juan Diego, and Judge Memorial. Also there was Emery, Union and Uintah.
"The young Carbon team knew it would be tough day. To complicate things, it was prom night at Carbon. So most of the team asked to leave around 1 p.m.," explained Coach Jimmy Jewkes. "Just as our kids were leaving to get ready for Prom, the Carbon girls and boys found themselves leading the meet in points."
The morning was busy with the preliminaries of the running events and morning field events. The highlights included Reagan Powell winning the 3200 Meters with Rachel Goodrich taking 3rd and Diana Olsen in 6th. The boys team had Garrett Marsing placing second and followed by Justin Hepworth and Austin Pullen in 4th and 5th.
The field events had Kailegh Potts place 2nd with a jump of 5'1" and Kristen Jewkes place 3rd also at 5'1" in the high jump. Both girls qualified for the state tournament. The boy's long jump ended with Daulton Nelson taking first with a 20'10" and Derrek Quinton in 3rd with a jump of 20'5". Both Nelson and Quinton Qualified for state with those jumps.
"The morning trials in running events looked good our team and it was clear that if they stayed they would probably win the meet with both teams. But as the afternoon approached so did prom and so that left the team with a handful to try to pull of a second place finish," Jewkes added. "The coaches were amazed at the kids who stayed behind to help the team out."
Luke Olsen won the 400 meters in the afternoon to help the boys team out. Tyler Johnson place 3rd in the 300 hurdles. Kaleb Kulow ran the 110 and placed 6th. In the 1600 Garret Marsing placed 2nd followed by Cody Hunt and Austin Pullen in 5th and 6th to help the guys. Marsing also took 2nd in the 800 meters.
For the girl's Reagan Powell grabbed 2nd in the 1600 and Rachel Goodrich was 5th. There was a discrepancy between the official and unofficial time for Powell and it cost her first place. The girl's relay team was anchored by Karrisa Nelson who stayed the whole meet trying to will the team to victory. She took 2nd in the 100 hurdles, 1st in the 300 hurdles, 2nd in the 800 and also placed 7th in the Javelin. The girls scramble together a medley relay and a 4x400 relay. The girls on those relays were Abby Powell, Paul Gibson, Rachell Goodrich, Jill Malone, and Kristal Hepworth.
Jewkes also said, "the coaches were really impressed that the kids would care that much about the team that they would take matters into there own hands to try to win. I was so proud of our young kids. I was in the booth standing next to a couple of coaches and they said they wished their kids were more like that. I have never been prouder to be their coach. This team, time and time again finds ways to amaze me. I think when this season is over I will look back and say this is the funnest year I have had coaching and it may end up being our most successful year yet. Who would have thought that after what we have been through including losing kids to moves and losing some key seniors."
The full team scores and results are at http://results.runnercard.com/Results/results.jsp?meetid=3D3275