By Traci Bishop
Carbon and Emery cross country teams met with other Utah schools on Wednesday afternoon in Carbon County to run their best in a sizable meet.
Bryar and McKay Meccariello, Chase and Byron Christiansen, Griffin Livingston, Mason Faimalo and Lance Chynoweth and the girls’ team all ran well for Emery High School, landing them in the second spot overall with a score of 68. Bryar Meccariello was awarded gold as he ran the three-mile race the quickest with a time of 17:15.6. Griffin Livingston, McKay Meccariello and Chase Christiansen also all landed in the top 20 spots.
For Carbon High School, the boys’ team runners, including Ryan and Chad Page, Ammon Wilson, James Bryner, Shane Scaugard, Jared Spendlove and Mackinnon Lyman, succeeded in earning the school the number three spot overall, finishing with a score of 94. Wilson, Bryner and both Page boys earned a spot in the top 20. Ryan Page finished the three-mile distance the quickest for Carbon at 18:30.1.
CHS girls’ team runners included Emma Haddock, Regan Hansen, Grace Broadbear, Megan Swasey, Madyson Childs, Gracie Tatton and Samantha Schaaugard. Haddock was the top runners for the girls, finishing at 21:53.4. Haddock, Hansen and Broadbear all worked their way into the top 20. The girls’ final score was 75, landing them in second place.
Local middle school runners were also present at the meet. The Mont Harmon Middle School boys’ team landed the top spot with a final score 49, thanks to runners Easton Humes, Braxton Ware, Nathan Engar, Boyd Bradford, Blake Wilkinson, Dallin Humes, Sean Stromness, Von Erickson, Ezekial Galarza and Jaron Dixon. Of those, Bradford, Engar, Ware and Humes earned a spot in the top 20.
Ambree Jones, Lillian Seeley, Annalee and Addison Rappleyea, Ada Bradford, Mia Crompton, Ellie Hansen, Kalley Ellis, Ruth Osen, Jocelyn Frandsen, Audrey Hatch, Lily Peterson and Denali Dart represented the girls’ team for Mont Harmon, ending with an overall score of 101, placing them in fifth. Jones was the lone runner to secure a top 20 spot.
Dalton and Damien Peirce, Ryker Howell, Theron Clark, Peyton Riley and Jaxon Cranford ran for Pinnacle Canyon Academy, earning the sixth spot overall at 150. Dalton Peirce alone was recognized in the top 20. Jaiden Anderson, Gianna White, Harley Allen, Rozlyn Stowe and Samuel Fazzio all ran for Helper Middle School as well.