By Anna Bryner
The Carbon High cross country team is off to a great start this season. The team competed Friday in Monticello against ten teams from Utah and Colorado.
The girl’s team captured a second place finish, while the boys achieved a fifth place finish. The girls were led by sophomores Zarah Rossi and Emily Broadbear. Rossi placed fourth overall with a time of 21:40 with Broadbear just behind in fifth with a time of 21:55. Madi Black, Sarah Ohlwiler, Nikki Kulow and Sara Stromness helped secure the second place finish.
The boy’s team was led by junior Trey Richardson who ran in 18:21, while Drew Jones was the second Carbon finisher for the boys with a time of 18:49. Logan Engar, Paul Bryner, Kyle Quinton, JW Broadbear and Kaden Kranandonk rounded out the varsity squad.
The team competed earlier in the season at the Red Rock Invitational in Moab and at the American Fork Grass Relays, an individual event.
While in Moab, both teams claimed fifth place out of nine teams.The girls team saw a sixth place overall finish from Rossi with a time of 21:26, with Broadbear finishing in eighth overall with a time of 21:54. Ohlwiler, Black and Katie Snow rounded out the fifth place finish.
The boys team was led by Richardson, who finished with a time of 18:59, and Jones, who finished with a 19:09. Bryner, Engar and Quinton finished closely behind, securing the fifth place finish for the boys.
The teams will now travel to North Sanpete on Wednesday before competing at Brigham Young University Autumn Classic on Saturday.