GCHS track team places second in Carbon meet

Boys bring home another first-place finish

Dante Wells, center, and Truan Young compete for the victorious Grand County High boys track and field team April 13 in Price. Photo by Barry Ellison

The Grand County track and field boys team once again took first place and the Red Devils took second place overall at the Carbon Invitational on Saturday, April 13, at Carbon High School in Price.

Twelve schools participated in the tournament. The boys earned 231 points. The girls’ team picked up fourth place with 61 points.

For the Lady Red Devils, Veda Gritts easily took first place in shot put with a heave of 35-01.50-feet. She also took first in discus with 98-04.25-feet. Gritts was best in her class by a considerable measure.

Morgan Lewis attempts a high jump during an April 13 meet. Photo by Barry Ellison

For the boys, Carlin Bierscheid placed first in shot put. Jarom Shumway secured second place in the event. Shumway took fourth in discus. Bierscheid placed sixth.

First place in the 110- and 300-meters hurdles went to Connor Guerrero. Shumway got seventh place in the 300-meter hurdles and he secured third place in the 110-meter hurdles. Chance Arbon took eighth place in the event.

Eli Hazlett placed first in the boys 100-, 200- and 400-meter race. Guerrero locked in second place in the 200-meter. Evan Ellison placed second in the 1,600-meters.

Red Devils’ track and field athlete Veda Gritts throws the shot put. She had little trouble winning the shot put and discus events at the Carbon Invitational April 13. Photo by Barry Ellison

Morgan Lewis landed in fifth place in girls high jump; Lewis also took fifth in the 400-meters. Malachi Ricks came in second in the boys’ 3,200-meters and Kylah Ricks took first in the 1,600- and the 3,200-meters for the Lady Red Devils.

In team action, Arbon, Haz­lett, Guerrero, Trent Elmore and Stacy Randall nailed first place in the 4×100 race for the boys.

The team is on break this week for a much-deserved rest. Grand has participated in six tournaments this season, and overall the Red Devils have placed first or second in five out of six tournaments.

The track and field team is scheduled to attend the Eastern Utah Championship Tournament on Saturday, April 27, In Blanding.

Malachi Ricks competes in the 3,200 meter race for Grand County High School at an April 13 meet. He finished second in the event. Photo by Barry Ellison