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All three local track teams participated in weekend meets, and did well to boot.
Both Carbon and Pinnacle made the arduous journey to Blanding to participate in the Blue Mountain Invitational hosted by San Juan High School. The Emery Spartans traveled to Gunnison for the Gunnison Invitational. Both meets took place on Saturday.
Despite missing 53 kids to other school obligations, the Dinos still nabbed an overall third place finish out of nine teams (girls second, 178; boys fifth, 79). Pinnacle finished in sixth place at the meet. In Gunnison, the Spartans placed 11th out of 21 teams.
Carbon’s Sarah Ohlwiler picked up the slack, notching three firsts and a fifth to earn 33 points on her own. She took home top honors in the 100-meter hurdles, shot put and long jump. Freshmen Derek Hillam and Emma Haddock also finished first in the 400 meters and 1600 meters, respectively. Haddock also placed in first in the 3200 meters. Caitlyn Dimick finished three inches better than second for first place in the javelin.
Pinnacle’s Misty Bingham placed fifth in two events, the 400 meters and long jump, for the team’s best finish.
Ty Mecham placed the highest for Emery, as he took third in the shot put finals.
Other top finishers who earned points:
Hillam, second in 200 meters, second in long jump, sixth in 100 meters. Addie Taylor, fifth in 100 meters, seventh in long jump. Mikelle Monson, second in 200 meters, second in high jump, second in long jump, sixth in 100 meters. Jessa Holyoak, fifth in 200 meters. Carter Fausett, second in 400 meters, eighth in javelin. Michael Urbanik, fourth in 400 meters, fourth in long jump. Mckenna Leonard, third in high jump, fourth in 400 meters. Megan Swasey, fourth in 300-meter hurdles, seventh in 100-meter hurdles. Tyson Swasey, eighth in 300-meter hurdles. Jacob Jewkes, seventh in 3200 meters, seventh in 800 meters. Haddock, second in 800 meters. Makara Morgan, third in 800 meters. Drew Jones, second in 1600 meters. Britlie Sharp, sixth in 1600 meters, eighth in 3200 meters. Kylee Kranendonk, seventh in 3200 meters. Ashley Leautaud, fourth in high jump. Katy Fawcett, fifth in high jump. Dimick, fifth in discus, seventh in high jump. Ohlwiler, fifth in shot put. Boys’ 4×100, fourth. Girls’ 4×100, second. Boys’ 4×400, fourth. Girls’ 4×400, second. Boy’s sprint medley, second. Girls’ sprint medley, third.
Remington Motte, sixth in long jump, seventh in 100 meters. Huntter Sherman, sixth in 800 meters, sixth in 110-meter hurdles, eighth in 200 meters. Claudia Santisteve, sixth in 300-meter hurdles, seventh in 200 meters. Bingham, eighth in 200 meters. Nyet Rasmussen, eighth in 100-meter hurdles. Alexandrea Sherman, seventh in 300-meter-hurdles. Kaeley Taylor, sixth in 800 meters. Savana Dart, seventh in 1600 meters.
Erin Hurst, fifth in 800 meters, seventh in 400 meters. Ty Funk, fourth in 3200 meters, sixth in 800 meters. Tiana Jensen, sixth in 100-meter hurdles. Camrey Johnson, sixth in long jump, eighth in 300-meter hurdles. Justin Jennings, eighth in high jump. Raymond Brazier, sixth in javelin. Girls’ 4×400, fourth.
All three track and field teams will participate in the Eastern Utah Track Championships at Carbon High School on Friday.