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The Carbon High track team dominated on Friday as the Dinos traveled to Moab for the Eastern Utah Championships, walking away with the title of champions while Emery grabbed third. Pinnacle was also represented at the event and put up a combined tenth-place finish.
Despite missing one of their key seniors, Sarah Ohlwiler, the Lady Dinos track team dominated the girls’ competition, scoring another first-place win and coming nearly 100 points above second-place finishing Emery. The Lady Panthers managed ninth as a team as well.
Ohlwiler sat the championships out after competing in the BYU heptathlon. While there, the Lady Dino managed second, the first Lady Dino to finish amidst the top finishers in nearly 20 years. Ohlwiler, however, sustained minor injuries after the meet, the exact cause of which are unknown.
The senior, who is ranked number one in the state for long jump, is planning on representing this weekend at the BYU Invitational.
Emery also managed second in the boys’ contest with Carbon notching fifth. Pinnacle rounded out the local representation, finishing with 11th.
Dinos Kyle Quinton and Cache Barrett opened the action for Carbon, coming in second and third in the boys’ 100 meters. Shannon Baker and Lindsey Blanc came in first and third in the same contest for girls.
Quinton came back in the 200 meters, finishing second. Blanc and Harley Migliori took their turn in the spotlight, coming in first and second in the girls’ 200 meters. Baker came back in the 400 meters for third with Sadie Crompton and Emily Broadbear placing second and third in the 1600.
Broadbear came back in the 3200 for second while Megan Swasey and Alexia Johnson grabbed second and third, respectively, in the 100 meter hurdles. Swasey and Madelyn Christensen represented in the 300 meter hurdles, taking first and second, respectively.
Quinton dominated in the long jump, placing first and shattering the old championship record with his 20′ 7.50″ jump while Lady Dino Mikelle Monson similarly stole the show in the girls’ long jump, also taking first as well as in the high jump.
Caitlyn Dimick grabbed first in the javelin, setting a new Eastern Utah Champhionship record with her 108′ 1.5″ throw. Derek Hillam brought home third in the shot put. Carbon’s Jodi Noyes also grabbed third in the girls’ shot put and second in discus.
The Lady Dinos also grabbed first in the 4×100 as well as the 4×400.
Logan Cox started strong for the Spartans, grabbing a first in the boys’ 100 meters with Lady Spartan Jocee Funk finishing second in the girls’ 100 meters. Cox returned in the 200 meters for another first and more Spartan points as well as a new record in the Eastern Utah Championship books, clocking in at 22.82.
Funk also finished third in the girls’ 200 meters while Cox continued to storm the competition, grabbing second in the 400 meters. Tayden Nielson walked away with a second in the girls’ 400 while Ty Funk grabbed third in the 800 meters.
Chase Christiansen finished second in the 1600 meters while Erin Hurst brought home a first for Emery after her 3200 run. Sophomore Tiana Jensen grabbed first by a narrow margin in the 100 meter hurdles while Daryl Guymon finished second in the 300 meter hurdles.
Case Jewkes came first in javelin while Ty Mecham finished second in shot put. Lon Huntsman put up a third in the discus while Mckenzie Cox managed third in girls’ discus for Emery as well.
The Lady Spartans grabbed second in the 4×100 and second in the sprint medley relay.
One of Pinnacle’s top finishers included senior Alexandrea Sherman, who brought home a third in the 300 meters.