Garrett Marsing broke two school records over the weekend at the BYU Invitational, in which 55 3-5A teams took part.
Carbon placed 44th. Marsing kicked off Friday’s events with a school record 9:37:98 in the 3200-meter race. The senior was the fastest 3A runner in the race. He then broke his own school record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56:19, good for seventh place.
The Carbon boy’s medley relay team of senior Kyle Barrett, junior Dallin Quinton, freshman Kyle Quinton and Marsing was the highest 3A finisher, placing fourth with a time of 3:37:57, just two seconds off of 5A Bingham.
Going into the Region 12 track meet Tuesday and Wednesday at Juab High School, the following athletes have already qualified for the state track meet May 16 and 17:
Barrett, medley relay. Kyle Quinton, medley relay. Dallin Quinton, 200 meters and medley relay. Marsing, 3200, 1600, 800 and medley relay. Senior Abbie Powell, high jump. Senior Jayde Moynier, high jump. Sophomore Lexi Monson, high jump. Senior Giovanna Chiara, high jump. Freshman Sarah Ohlwiler, long jump and 100 hurdles.
“It is going to be a dogfight,” said Coach Jimmy Jewkes, referring to the region meet. “We have to decide that we can compete with these teams.
Jewkes also stated that many of his players set personal records at BYU and that the upcoming region meet will allow more of his kids to qualify.
“We need to get more kids into the state tournament,” he said. “Then, you never know what will happen.”