Track wins Carbon Invite

The Grand County track and field team took overall first place at the Carbon Invite on Saturday, March 23 at Carbon High School in Price.

A total of 22 schools participated in the tournament. After 16 events, the boys won first place with 136 points. The girls after 16 events scored second place with 87 points. Combined, the girls and boys earned 232 points, over 70 points more than the second place finisher.

Morgan Lewis leapt to a fourth place finish in the girls long jump with a distance of 15-09.50-feet. Nolan Ramirez took fourth place in long jump for the boys with 20-03.00-feet. Kaine Allred placed sixth in the boy’s long jump.

Teddy Park secured second place in the boys high jump with 5-10.00-feet. In the shot put, Jarom Shumway took fourth place, Jaymmin Hester fifth place, and Trent Elmore landed in eighth place. Shumway got third in discus. Hester took fourth in that event.

Veda Gritts earned first in girls shot put with 35-9.00-feet, took second in discus with 100.04-feet and placed third in javelin.

First place in the boys’ 110- and 300-meter hurdles went to Connor Guerrero. Shumway took seventh in the 110-meter hurdles.

Jessica Anderson placed third in the 3,200-meters in 12:57.28 and that was almost five seconds better than her time at the Moab Invite. For the boys, Evan Ellison placed second and Malachi Ricks earned fourth place in the 3,200-meters.

Lady Red Devil Kylah Ricks took first in the 1,600-meter race and second in the 800-meters. Alethia Hirt earned sixth place in the 1,600-meter in 6:01.02.

For the boys, Eli Hazlett locked up second in the 100- and 200-meter races and nailed first in the 400-meter.

As a team, Ellison, Guerrero, Ramirez, Stacy Randall, Jimmie Johnson and Arthur Hawks won first prize in the boys sprint medley relay. Hazlett, Guerrero, Ramirez, Randall, Johnson and Allred also took first in the 4×400 for the boys.

Hirt, Anderson, Lewis, Auburn Jackman, Kyha Gritts and Tava Walling placed third for the Lady Devils in the sprint medley relay.

The Grand County track and field team was scheduled to attend the San Juan Invite in Blanding on Wednesday, March 27, after The Times-Independent went to press.