In what may be deemed a rebuilding year, the Carbon High Track and Field team has already shown plenty of progress that has the team and coaches hopeful for a strong season.
Carbon High head coach Jimmy Jewkes said the early season meets have seen CHS athletes perform well in a number of events. Junior Garrett Marsing has already qualified for state in the 1600 M after finishing in first place with a time of 4:32.67 at a meet in Moab on March 20.
Marsing also ran in the 800 M race finishing in first place with a time of 1:59.94, which Jewkes said may be one of the fastest times in school history.
Rachel Goodrich took first place in the 1600 M and 3200 M races and finished third in the 800 M race.
Jewkes also noted that the Girl's Medley team took first place and senior Kayleigh Potts finished the girls High Jump in first place with a jump of 5'3".
Jewkes said he has been pleased with the progress made over the beginning of the season, including from athletes who are new to Track and Field.
After a short break since last competing in Moab, the team will be competing non-stop through the rest of the season.
"This week starts the gauntlet of track meets until the end of the season," Jewkes said.
The team will travel to Vernal on Friday, April 5 for the Uintah Invite.
CHS will then travel to Union for a meet on April 11 before returning home to host their only home meet of the year on April 13.