The cross country season is in full swing in Castle Country. Both Carbon and Emery high schools took part in different region meets on Wednesday, with both finishing at or near the top.
The Carbon Dino boys’ team placed first overall at the Pre-Region meet in Orem. The team finished with 55 points. Providence Hall was next with 75.
Carbon’s Jacob Jewkes finished in fifth place overall with a time of 18:01.9. James Bryner was eighth, Anthony Jones 10th, Ammon Wilson 13th, Shane Schaugaard 19th, Adam Morles 26th and Mackinnon Lyman was 27th.
Grace Broadbear and Regan Hanson placed fifth and sixth, respectively, for the Lady Dinos, good for second place as a team. Broadbear came in with a time of 21:23.9. Emma Haddock, Makara Morgan and Shannon Baker were next in 10th, 11th and 12th place. Megan Swasey finished in 15th and Astasia Gomez came in 19th.
The Spartan boys finished second behind host Richfield on Wednesday, coming in with 42 points. Emery had four boys finish in the top 10, led by Chase Christiansen in sixth place with a time of 17:23.8. Bryar Meccariello was right behind in seventh. In eighth was Ty Funk. McKay Meccariello finished in 10th, Tanyon Allred finished in 11th, Keldon Guymon 17th and Griffin Livingston finished up in 19th.
Although Emery girls didn’t have enough to qualify as a team, Bethany Justice ran a 23:24, which would have put her in 18th place.
The Dinos will travel to Vernal on Wednesday for another meet while the Spartans will travel to South Sevier for a region tilt as well on the same day.