Carbon High track coach Jimmy Jewkes announced senior Garrett Marsing broke a 30-year-old school record in the 1600 meter run at the Pine View Invitational meet in St. George on Friday afternoon. Marsing posted a time of 4:22.11. Over 40 schools competed in the meet and ranged from 2-5A.
Marsing placed third while breaking the school record. Jewkes said that he may have won the 1600/ but due to the seeding, Marsing was in a different heat than the winner. Marsing won his heat but did not compete directly with the runners that beat him. Marsing still posted a national elite mark and the top 3A time in the state this year and fifth fastest overall in the state.
The medley team had the same fate. They took second and won their heat but competed against the Lehi team that took first. The relay team’s time of 3:40.66 qualified them for state. Relay team members are Marsing, Dalin Quinton, Kyle Quinton and Kyle Barrett. Their mark also qualified on the national elite list and is also the fastest time in the state by a 3A team and eighth overall.
Jewkes reported that overall the team posted many personal best times across the board. Zahara Rossi continues to get better in the girl’s distance. Jaylie Jensen improved her season best to 99’ in the javelin. Lindsey Blanc ran a 63, a new season best. Drew Jones posted a new season best in the boy’s distance run.
“Overall, this team is getting better all the time. We still have a ways to go but they are coming together as a team. The team was great down there. This coming weekend we hope to see how far we have come at the Uintah Invitational,” said Coach Jewkes as he wrapped up the weekend’s performances.
Photo courtesy of the Carbon High Track and Field/Cross Country Alumni Facebook page.