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Home meet brings more success for Carbon Track and Field team

Garrett Marsing, with the big Carbon C on his chest, continues to find his stride as he completes a lap during the 3200 meter boys race. Marsing and the other seniors on the squad were participating in their final home competition of their careers on Saturday at the Carbon High Track.
Carbon High girls 4x400 relay teammates Jordan Scoggins, left, and Lindsey Blanc, right, try to perfectly exchange the baton on Saturday.
Pinnacle High's Raycee Birch, left, competes at the meet on Saturday.

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Carbon High sets new record, qualifies more athletes for state; Pinnacle High athletes on the cusp on qualifying for state

In their final home meet of the season, the Carbon High Track and Field team went out with a bang with a new school record, more athletes qualified for state and a good send off for the seniors in their final home meet of their careers.

The boys sprint medley relay team broke a school record and posted the fastest time in 3A with a time of 3:36.38 finishing two seconds in front of a team from Stansbury.

"That was a highlight of the day and a great way to start the meet," said Carbon High head coach Jimmy Jewkes.

Senior Garrett Marsing finished the final home meet of his career capping off a few more accolades to his resume including a commanding victory in the 3200 meter race near the end of the meet.

The boys team overall finished seventh out of 20 teams, Jewkes said. But that doesn't deter a number of solid performances from athletes including Peyton Fausett, Gabe Van Dyke, Drew Jones and a handful of others.

For the Carbon girls, it was another in a long line of strong performances. Sarah Ohlwiler took second place in the 100 meter hurdles, three more girls qualified for the high jump and freshman Zaharah Rossi completed a long day full of races with a second place finish in the 3200 meter race.

"The girls team has come full circle," said Jewkes. 'They're much better than I thought they'd be coming into the season."

For the Pinnacle High Track and Field Team, it was another meet filled with close calls. PHS coach Tim Turpin said a handful of athletes are on the cusp of qualifying for the state meet.

"The kids did well and their times have been consistent," said Turpin. "We've taken big steps forward this season as a team."

Turpin noted the girls 4x100 relay team is on the cusp of making it to state. They need to shave off a few seconds over the next three meets.

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