Thirteen track and field teams from all over the state gathered at Carbon High School for the annual Farm Bureau Invitational track and field meet on Saturday.
The field included schools from 1-5A classifications. The meet was also a state qualifying event.
Carbon opened the meet with its boyвЂ™s medley relay team qualifying for state. Garrett Marsing anchored the final leg and blew past several teams to pull the Dinos into a second-place finish. The girls placed first in the same event, but fell just short of qualifying.
Marsing is improving every meet in the 800-meter run, and just missed the school record Saturday. Carbon Track Coach Jimmy Jewkes feels Marsing has yet to reach his full potential.
Dallen Quinton is also finding his stride and Jewkes felt Quinton had his best meet yet. Quinton soared to a distance of 19’7″ in the long jump, just eight inches short of qualifying for state.
Kayleigh Potts has already qualified for state in the high jump. In the meet Saturday Potts cleared 5’3″, finishing second behind reigning state champion Audrey Muir from Uintah who jumped 5’7″. Abby Powell and Jade Moynier fell short of qualifying for state in the event as well. They finished seventh and eighth, respectively.
Emery Head CoachВ Todd Jeffs felt the meet was a success. Emery finished fourth overall in the team combined score. Jeffs explained that all his juniors were unable to participate in the morning events because they were in Castle Dale taking the ACT exam.
EmeryвЂ™s Brendon Jorgensen finished second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.68. Hailee Rogers shined in the 200 and 400-meter runs, finishing first in each.
Green River and Grand also participated in the meet. Grand had a strong showing, finishing third overall.
Check out an image gallery of the event below.