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Carbon X-country teams run well on home turf

A tight pack of Carbon runners head out at the start of the only home meet for the team this season at the Carbon Country Club on Sept. 22.

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Overcast skies and a threat of rain did not put a damper on the only home meet of the season for the Carbon High Dino cross country team last Wednesday afternoon. With eight teams competing, the Carbon boys took first place in the boys race and the Carbon girls were second against the girls teams.

Uintah, Emery, Union, ALA, Altamont, Green River and Grand all took the starting line with the Dinos.

For the Carbon boy's individual times; Garrett Marsing finished second overall in a time of 16:46, Cody Hunt was a close third in 16:48. Helping the team scoring Austin Pullan was fifth at 16:52; Justin Hepworth,sixth at 17:10; Kaleb Kulow came in 12th. The finish of Carson Tatton and of Luke Olsen secured the first place finish over Uintah 28-45.Skylar Larsen and Kenny Hobbs medaled as Junior Varsity.

"Regan Powell ran the most strategic race she has all season. It was all too familiar with Regan and Uintah," said coach Telisse Allen about the girls race.

For the first mile it was a pack of Powell and three Uintah girls. At mile two, Powell and the current leader from Uintah pulled away from the pack surging back and forth ahead of each other for the last mile. As they approached the finish, Powell was the closest she had been to the Uintah runner in any previous races. Uintah edged out Powell by only one second. Powell ran a new personal best for the season in a time of 19:19. Rachel Goodrich also had a great day finishing fifth in a time of 20:34. Diana Olsen took sixth in 20:26. Kristen Jewkes ended in eight at 21:33; Sierra Williams was 14th in 22:21; Karissa Nelson's first race of the season earned her 20th at 22:50; Kacylia Ivory was 21st in a time of 22:54.

Coach Allen said that Uintah was their toughest competition in both races. She also wanted to thank the golf course for letting them run it there. Waste logistics stepped up and helped with the portable restrooms and all the parent and volunteer help made the event a success.

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