GREAT FALLS – While wearing his lucky emoji socks at the Northern C Divisional Track meet at Memorial Stadium last Friday, Denton-Geyser-Stanford’s Kordell Carpenter broke a school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 58.78 seconds. It was quite an accomplishment for the senior and only runner on the team this year, and he’s absolutely dominating the 800 this season. He earned motivation from last year when he fell in the same event at state and finished fifth. That’s all behind him now, as his name is in the record books.
“I’ve been trying to get that record since sophomore year so it’s great to have have the feeling of my name in the school records for years to come. People have been pushing me, I have an older brother who pushed me a lot,” said Carpenter. “Freshman and sophomore year, he was a senior when I was a sophomore. He kept pushing me. This year I’m the only runner on our team so I have no one pushing me but it’s been working good.”
The record time in the 800 ranks the best in Class C by three seconds, and ranks seventh in the state overall. We’ll see how Carpenter does this time around at the State C meet in Great Falls on May 25-26th.