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Carbon cross-country teams running a strong season

Sierra Williams sloshes through a creek on the course as she headed toward a fourth place finish overall.
Cody Hunt ignores the mud and water as he pushes himself forward.

By TERRY WILLIS
Sports reporter

Girls team comes out with good times during one of their first meets

The Carbon High boys and girls cross-country teams competed in a meet in Settlement Canyon near Tooele this weekend. The girl's team finished first against teams from Wasatch, Juab, Delta, Juan Diego, Morgan. The boys were able to take second against the same teams.

For Carbon, this is the first time in a long time they have had enough girls compete as a team. They wasted no time in establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with by taking first as a team. Juan Diego and Wasatch are their toughest competitors.

Carbon girls were neck and neck with Juan Diego the entire race, with Regan Powell leading the Dinos with a second place overall finish. Sierra Williams came in next for fourth overall. They both received medals for finishing in the top seven. Diana Olsen, a freshman, Carbon was third for the team with an eight place overall finish. Karissa Nelson and Kayla Petersen completed the race in ninth and 11th. All five Dino varsity girls finished in the top 15. The team ended with a score of 34 points.

The boys team looked strong throughout with Kaleb Kulow coming in first for Carbon and eight place overall. Cody Hunt finished second for the Carbon, followed by Luke Olsen, Justin Hepworth and Austin Pullan. All finished in the top 20.

The Dinos edged out their region rival Wasatch by one point. Wasatch had two athletes in the top 10, but Carbon still finished ahead which is attributed to the depth for the Dino boys.

Coach Telisse Allen summed it up: "Both teams are excited for the season and to see how we stack up to the rest of the region. The boys have their work cut out with Wasatch and, the returning state champs, Park City. The girls are also up against the state champs from Park City, but are ready to have a successful season. We head to Roosevelt on Wednesday to compete against Union, and then Moab on Saturday for the Red Rock Invitational."




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