Nelson wins state long jump, Carbon track shines: Regan Powell sets school record
The Carbon High Boys and Girls track teams finished up their season at the state meet at BYU. Carbon's weekend was highlighted by Daulton Nelson becoming the 3A champion in the Long Jump event. But also there were several others from Carbon with some great performances and coach Jimmy Jewkes and the rest of the coaching staff were impressed with the outcomes. The girls team tied with Judge for ninth overall.
Daulton Nelson took the 3A State Champ with his first leap of the day with a jump of 21'8.5"
Regan Powell was in four events and placed in the top 7 in all. She started off with a seventh place in the 1600 Meters running a 5:26. She took fifth in the 3200 Meters running a time of 11:45.83. Powell was also on the medley relay team with teammates Karrisa Nelson, Amanda Freestone, and Kacylia Ivory that placed 5th.
Powell finished off her busy day with a new school record in the 800 meter run. She grabbed fourth in the race. Powell debated running the 3200 Saturday morning because of a nagging injury and about whether to run the 3200 or save herself for the 800.Most of the 800 meter runners were not doing all three distance events.
"Powell did all three and proved that she is one tough girl in the process. Down the home stretch she made her move and the two girls in front of her were fighting for position. Regan moved up on the inside to beat them. It was a gutsy move and there was a little bumping," said coach Jewkes about the race, "Coach Allen and I were holding our breath because if the games committee decided to, they could have disqualified any of the three girls coming down for position, but they did not. That is the kind of runner she is."
The old school record in the 800 meters was 2:22.68. The new record is 2:19.52
Karrisa Nelson finished fourth in the 300 Hurdles and sixth in the Javelin. She is now preparing to go to the great southwest invite for the heptathlon in the next couple of weeks.
Garret Marsing ended in fourth in the 3,200 meters and he is only a Freshman. Kaliegh Potts placed 8th in the high jump with a 5' jump.
Powell's performance in the 800 meter and Karrisa Nelson in the 300 hurdles have recorded times that have them listed as Elite Athletes on Dystat.
Dystat is a track listing associated with ESPN for the top 100 times in each event across the nation.
"All those who went to state did awesome," repeated Coach Jewkes over and over, "I was impressed with the kids the first day was cold and miserable the second day was hot. They did well."
He went on to wrap up the season, "On another note this senior class is going to be a hard one to see go. The coaching staff has really had a good bunch of kids ,but this group has been the best group of my coaching career. They are tight knit group and it is all about team.
"You look across the board with my team this year and you see the effect team has in track. I could not be prouder of a team as a coach."