The Region 14 track and field meet was hosted at Juab High School on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Dinos took third with both their boys’ and girls’ teams in the region competition. Juab just beat out Delta on the boys’ side, 149 to 148. Carbon ended with 106 points.
“Its tough when you have the best two teams in state in your region, but I don’t want to take away from what we did. We had great performances from everyone on the team,” said head coach Jimmy Jewkes.
Both sprint medley relays competed well. The boys’ placed first while the girls’ finished in second.
Ryker Childs took first the 110 hurdles. “To be a sophomore and to be a region champ is a really big deal,” Jewkes said when talking about Childs. Carson Frame followed Childs to take third in the event. Frame had another third place finish in the long jump.
Chad Page, Ryan Page and James Bryner all got points for Carbon in the 1600 meter going third, fourth and fifth, respectively. The trio also placed in the 3200 meter with Chad in second, James in third and Ryan in fourth.
Jared Spendlove ended in third in the 400 meter while Ammon Willson did the same in the 800 meter. Jewkes continued, “Jared Spendlove had a really good meet, we asked him to do a little bit more and he got beat up. We are hoping to get him 100% healthy for state.” Michael Banasky finished runner-up in javelin.
In the girls’ division, Delta took first (164) followed by Juab (129) and Carbon (101).
Megan Swasey had a second place finish in the 100 meter hurdles ahead of freshman teammate Eminie Elliot in fourth. Swasey also ended in third in the 300 meter hurdles. “Megan Swasey had her ‘A’ game going,” said Jewkes.
Grace Broadbear took third in the 1600 meter followed by Emma Haddock in fourth. The duo improved to second and third place finishes, respectively, in the 3200 meter.
Mekenna Blanc ended in third in the 800 meter, just ahead of Broadbear, who ended in fourth. Marianna Molinar finished in second in javelin while Harley Migliori and Emma Christensen took third in shot put and high jump, respectively.
“Our distance team has been like Costco; they get points in bulk” Jewkes said. “We’ve had several of them go and get points [in those events] and they did again. They sometimes pull things out of nowhere.”
Jewkes and the Dinos will now look to the state meet that takes place on May 17-18. “We are taking 30 kids to state, which is a huge number,” Jewkes said. “It’s probably the biggest group I’ve taken to state in 13 years. State is another ball game; you never know what is going to happen. It’s all strategy on how you can maximize the points you can get. It’s going to be crazy. We are going to be a serious contender at state.”