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Carbon matches up in first track meet of season

Bryan Stewart practices the hurdles prior to the March 10 competition at Delta. It appeared as though Stewart's practice paid off; he took first place in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles in the first meet of the season.

Carbon High track athletes made the transition from preseason practice to interschool competition March 10 at a Delta meet.

According to coach Stu Foster, the meet allowed the team to gauge itself in relationship to other teams and individuals in the area.

"It told us what we needed to do to compete at a high level and how much harder we had to work out," Foster added.

All Region 8 teams compete in the meet except North Sanpete. Richfield, a 2A powerhouse, and a handful of other schools also attended.

In the boys events, Bryan Stewart took first place in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.

"No one was even close to Bryan and his times were fast for the cold, windy day," Foster noted.

Jacob Burrows decidedly defeated his competitors in the 800 meters. The next closest runner from Lehi was five and one half seconds behind Burrows.

Junior David Goodrich took fourth place in the 1600-meter run and freshman Paul Goodrich took second in the 3200-meter run.

Justin Blackburn placed third in the boys javelin and Josh Goodwin placed sixth.

In the girls events, Carbon took home several top finishes, as well.

Danielle Martino placed fourth in the 100-meter dash. Andraya Newby took second in the 200-meter and Ashlee Andersen placed sixth.

In the long jump, Amie Stewart finished in third and teammate Brittani Bentley placed fifth.

Stewart also finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Elizabeth Brooks had a sixth place finish in the 800-meter run, and Mikaleen Loveless placed sixth in the 100 meter.

Maquette Potts led the Lady Dinos in the high jump.

"The girls have a lot of potential, which we should see as the season progresses," Foster concluded.

Team scores were not kept. The teams next meet will take place on March 17 at Richfield. The Dinos will then host a meet at Carbon on March 20.

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