Carbon standout runner Garrett Marsing broke former Dino Jon Powell’s 3200 meter record Friday morning at the BYU Invitational in spectacular fashion.
Marsing ran the race in 9:37:98, breaking Powell’s record of 9:41:00. But it wasn’t just that Marsing beat the record, it was how he did it.
According to Carbon Track Coach Jimmy Jewkes, Marsing fell with two laps remaining and was still able to finish the race in record-breaking time. Jewkes said another runner in front of Marsing slowed abruptly, causing him to fall.
Marsing twisted his ankle in the process. Jewkes said Marsing should be able to compete tomorrow in the other events for which Marsing qualified, including the 800 and 1600 meter races.
Marsing was the top 3A finisher in the race.
More updates to come as more athletes compete at the invitational.