The Uintah Invitational last weekend proved successful for the Carbon High track team. The Dinos took home first place honors in the girls division and second place in boys.
According to coach Jimmy Jewkes, this was the first time Carbon has ever defeated Uintah on their home track. “It was an exciting weekend. All the kids came out and performed exceptionally well,” Jewkes stated. “It was the first time in seven years that both the boys and girls placed at the same meet.”
Despite being short six girls at the meet, the team stepped up and sealed the victory. “If those girls had been there, we would have ran away with the win,” Jewkes explained. “The girls who did participate really stepped it up and turned in some amazing times.”
The girls sealed their first place win with a team total of 153 points. Uintah High School finished second with 114.5 points. Not only did Carbon win, but they did so convincingly.
Jordan Scoggins placed first in the long jump event followed by Karina Ivory in third place for Carbon. Scoggins also placed second in the 100 meter hurdles followed by teammates Shelby Cornforth in fifth place and Kira Tadehara in sixth.
Abbie Powell took home first place honors in the high jump competition with a 4’9″ jump, two inches above her closest opponent.
Zaharah Rossi sealed a first place victory in the 3200 meter race and a second place finish in the 1600 meter event. Sadie Crompton followed with a third place finish in the 1600 meter run.
Three Carbon runners placed in the top four in the 400 meter event. Giovanna Chiara finished in first place followed by Lindsey Blanc in second and Crompton in fourth place. Chiara also finished the 800 meter event in second place and Crompton finished the same race in fifth.
The Carbon girls relay teams performed exceptionally well at the invitational. The sprint medley team finished in first place and the 4×100 and 4×400 teams each scored second place wins.
In the boys division, Carbon finished in second place with 105 points. The team finished behind Uintah.
Kyle Barrett won the 200 meter race and placed fourth in the 100 meter event.
Dallin Quinton placed third in both the 100 meter and 200 meter events while Kyle Quinton finished in fourth place in the 400 meter race.
Both Kyle and Dallin Quinton along with Barrett and Connor Holyoak finished with a first place win in the 4×400 relay.
Garrett Marsing also ran well at the invitational. Marsing placed first in the 1600 meter, 800 meter and 3200 meter races. His final time of 10:50.23 in the 3200 meter event was nearly one minute ahead of the second place time. He also finished in third place in the 400 meter event.
Marsing is the fastest in the state in the 1600 and holds the 800 and 1600 records at Carbon High. “He is a one in 30 year runner,” Jewkes said. “You don’t see many runners like him. It’s neat to see.”
Fast times and a strong combined team effort lead the Carbon High track team to a strong finish at the Uintah Invitational. “This was the best meet I’ve seen in all my years here,” Jewkes admitted. “This is a young team that continues to get better and better each meet.”
Carbon will look to extend its winning streak this weekend as it hosts the Carbon Invitational this Saturday.