Carbon High track coach Jimmy Jewkes is excited by the talent he is seeing so far this season.
It is a young, but vibrant group of kids who make up both the boys and the girl’s squads. They have swelled the ranks of the team and this bodes well for this season and many ahead. Jewkes has 65 athletes who have filled out the eligibility forms required to join the team, which is the largest group Carbon has seen in years.
“We are on the edge of something great for Carbon track,” Jewkes said. “Even if it doesn’t quite happen this year, we have some great combined talent working harder than ever.”
Part of the team traveled to Moab to compete in an invitational on Friday and Saturday. The girl’s team took second despite having fewer competitors at the event than other teams. A few highlights from the meet include the high jump in which the Lady Dinos dominated the event with five of the top six spots. Abbi Powell placed first and cleared 4’11”. She was followed by Jade Moynier, 4’9″, Vanessa Schade 4’7″ and Lexi Monson at 4’5. Just out of the top five was Giovanna Chiara in sixth place with a 4’5″ jump.
Shelby Cornforth, Jordan Scoggins and Kira Tadehara rocked the 300 hurdles with a one-two-three finish. Sarah Ohlwiler snagged a third overall finish in the long jump while Lindsey Blanc finished sixth and Scoggins was eighth.
Zahara Rossi placed second in both the mile and two mile runs.
Blanc was all over the field competing in several events. In the 400 meter race and 4X100 relay, she finished third.
Other names to watch this year will be Madison Black, Jaylie Jensen, Karina Ivory and Krystel Hepworth.
For the boys, Garrett Marsing and Dallen Quinton are expected to set new records. Neither competed on Saturday due to other academic conflicts.
Sophomore Payton Fausett stepped up with a fifth place finish in the 300 hurdles and teammate McCoy Brinkerhoff snagged ninth place honors. Drew Jones finished third in the two mile and seventh in the mile race with some great personal best times.
Kyle Barrett placed fifth in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meter run. Dalton Latimer and Talon Nelson showed their talent in the javelin with a fifth and ninth place finish.
For complete results from Saturday’s Red Rocks Invitational, visit https://results.runnercard.com/Results/results.jsp?meetid=5287.