The Carbon High track team hosted a state qualifying invitational meet on Saturday. Teams ranging from 1A to 5A traveled to Price to participate. Locally, Carbon, Emery and Pinnacle Academy all had athletes compete in several events, with Pinnacle being the only 1A school at the meet. According to Carbon High track coach Jimmy Jewkes, the school had a great meet and the team performed well.
Carbon’s Garret Marsing continued his streak of dominance by winning the 1600 meter run with a state qualifying time of 4:30.77. He also placed second in the 800 and fourth place in the shot put. Dallin Quinton and Kyle Barrett posted some of the fastest times in 3A this year in the 100 and 200 meter. The Carbon high boy’s 4×100 team grabbed a second place finish.
Kyle Quinton placed fourth overall in the 400 meter and Dallin Quinton took fifth in the long jump with a 19’3” for a season best.
“Both Zac Barney and Talon Nelson had great throws in the throwing events and Drew Jones continues to get better and better for the distance team,” added Jewkes.
Jade Moynier become the second girl this year to clear the state qualifying height of 4’11” and placed third in the high jump.
“Lindsey Blanc demonstrated one of the gutsiest performance ever seen by a freshman,” Jewkes stated. “She placed third in the 400 by giving it her all and collapsed on the finish line”
Blanc also joined the girl’s 4×100 team with Lexi Monson, Sarah Owhiler and Karina Ivory, where the team placed second.
In the distance events, Jewkes explained that Carbon is a young team but he feels that they have one of the best freshman groups in the state with Zarha Rossi, Emily Broadbear and Saddie Crompton.
In the hurdles, Jordan Scoggins and Sara Owhiler continue to improve.The biggest surprise of the day was the first place finish in the javelin by Jaylie Jensen. She improved her season best with a throw of 94’, up from 65’, to take the win.
“With this young of a team, the coaching staff can see that there are a lot of these athletes that will have a big break through in meets to come,” Jewkes said. “We will just continue to get better and better. The team this year has required us to have some great assistant coaches.We have some great coaches that volunteer including Christin Johnson, Jeff Ohwiler, Jeff Blanc, Mike Terry and Brock Morley plus Heidi Jewkes and Rob Powell. This is a great coaching staff. I am so excited in the direction we are going.”
Jewkes wanted to make sure that he acknowledged the support Carbon had at the event. “We want to thank all those that volunteered at our meet,” he added.
Emery’s Coach Todd Jeffs said they had a good team performance at the meet, even with the absence of a few key members of the team.
“We may not have been able to catch Orem or the other bigger schools, but I think we had a pretty good outing,” he stated.
Top performances by Emery High included Ashlyn Allered with a first place finish in the 100, 200 and 400 meter runs. Payton Jeffs took first in the high jump and second in long jump.
Matt Mecham took third in the 110 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles. Ryan Cox posted a third in the 100 meter and third in the javelin. Alyson Woolsey finished fourth in the 400 and Laryssa Guymon grabbed a third in shot put.
Pinnacle’s Coach Tim Turpin was happy about being part of the meet. “Our kids competed extremely hard in their first meet of the season,” he explained. “For all but two of them, it was their first track meet ever.”
PCA’s boys 4X100 relay team finished fourth with a time of 54.33. The PCA girl’s finished with a time of 59:88 and included Courtney Hunter, Morgan Prettyman, Nyett Rasmussen and RayCee Birch.
Valentina Motte finished fifth in the shot put for the girls with a throw of 6.01 M. Tyson Torrez took fourth in the shot put for the boys with a throw of 8.43 M.
“All competitors did very well for a brand new track program,” Turpin added. “This was a meet that our kids ran and competed in a multitude of events against very strong competition and showed great growth and promise. I’m pleased with their results and effort.”