Emery High Hosts Inaugural Darrell Gardner Invitational Track Meet


The Emery High Track Team held the Inaugural Darrel Gardner Invitational this Tuesday, bringing in 10 teams to compete in the track meet commemorating their late coach.

In the boy’s team competition, the winning team was Richfield High, scoring 156 points. Carbon came in second with 101 points, and Delta nabbed third with 97. The Emery boy’s team placed seventh in the meet, and Green River came in 11th.

On the girl’s side, Delta crushed the field with 176 points, compared to Carbon, who again came in second with 96 points, and Richfield at third with 53. The Emery girl’s team was just behind, taking fifth with 48.5 points, and Green River did extremely well considering the size of their school, coming in eighth with 40.

For the home team, Blayr Jeffs came second in the long jump and eighth in the 100 meters. Hailee Rogers came in third in the long jump, just four inches off Jeffs’ mark.В  Jessica Guymon and Jeffs came in third and fourth, respectively in the 400-meter run. On the boy’s side, David Dyer came in seventh in the 400. Brendon Jorgensen and Tyler Rowley took fifth and eighth, respectively in the 110-meter hurdles and Jorgensen placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles.

In the distance races, Spencer Fehlberg placed eighth in the 800 and 1600-meter runs, Jacee Bird came in sixth in the 1600, and Leedan Johnson took seventh in the 3200-meters with Kasidee Oakeson matching his finish in the girl’s event.

Whitney Withers threw the shot put 28′ 6″ to come in seventh. Thrower Kalin Reynolds placed seventh in the javelin. The Emery girl’s 4×100 meter relay team finished just behind Delta, taking second.

For Carbon, Dalton Nelson placed second in the 200-meter dash, and fifth in the 100. Karissa Nelson and Amanda Freestone finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200 meters. Luke Olsen placed second and Stephan Larsen fourth in the 400 meters. Olsen also competed in javelin, placing sixth. Kacilia Ivory took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles. Kaleb Kulow placed third in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. Tyler Johnson was just behind in the 300-meter hurdles, placing fifth.

Regan Powell was stellar in her events, finishing a full six seconds before her nearest competitor to win the 800-meter run, and beating the field by 30 seconds in the 1600. Garrett Marsing and Cody hunt finished in sixth and seventh place in the 1600-meter run. Marsing also placed second in the 3200-meters, with teammate Austin Pullan a close fourth. Rachel Goodrich and Diana Olsen came in just 16 seconds apart to finish second and third, respectively, in the same distance.

Kaleigh Potts and Kristen Jewkes placed fourth and fifth in the high jump, both clearing 4′ 9″. Derek Quinton leapfrogged teammate Nelson to take second in this week’s long jump finals. Nelson finished sixth. The Carbon Girl’s 4×400 meter relay team won, with their boy’s finishing second in their race. The Carbon Medley teams both took second.

Though Green River excelled in the throwing events, Megan Hatt did well in the hurdles, finishing third in the 300-meters, and fifth in the 100. Justin Johnson was third in the javelin, with a throw of 147′ 9″. Sarah Swalberg took second in the shot put, throwing it 31′ 6″. She also took second in the discus and won the javelin, trumping the next closest thrower by over 25 feet. Swalberg brought in 26 of Green River’s 40 points.

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