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Rocky Mountain, Bishop Kelly track coaches earn national recognition

Rocky Mountain High’s Brad Abbott and Bishop Kelly’s Jeff Carpenter were named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Idaho boys and girls track coaches of the year, respectively, on Tuesday.

Abbott led the Grizzlies to a sweep of the 5A team titles in May, while Carpenter did the same with the Knights at the 4A level.

Both are are now in consideration for the USTFCCCA’s national coach of the year award.