Bruin girls up for challenge
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:00 am
Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge's Camie Baldozier (middle) and Paonia's Randi Rapke almost caught 800m run winner Lauren Cook of Montrose at the Bruin Invitational.
Competition for final spots in the field of 18 was keen around the state last weekend with athletes looking to make one last bid to make it to state.
Montrose's girls claimed the team title in Cedaredge with 181 points while the Bruins finished fourth with 81 points.
Cedaredge had several athletes get into the state meet last Saturday with solid performances.
The sprint medley relay team (Darrian Bulbulian, Summer Young, Reganne McIntire and Brie McGovern) clocked a 1:58.12 for a fifth place that boosted them to number 15 in Class 2A rankings.
McGovern was also fifth in 200m dash (28.9) competition in Cedaredge.
Grace Andrews was out in the cold in discus but spun a 108-4 to place sixth on Saturday, but, more importantly, raised her to number 14 in Class 2A rankings.
Katie Hyke (shot put) and Camie Baldozier (800m run) spearheaded Cedaredge's efforts with second place finishes in the respective events mentioned. Hyke threw the shot 38-2.5 and Baldozier ran a 2:31.80 in the half mile. Hyke sailed the discus 115-8 to place third.
Emily Tullis picked up a pair of third place finishes in the 100 (17.5) and 300m hurdles (51.29) while Grace Hatheway (1600m, 6:43.79) and Briar Wagner (3200m, 16:05.25) recorded third place finishes for their efforts in the longer races. Wagner was also fourth in the 1600m race (6:50.78).
Bulbulian, Young, Makayla Kehmeier and McIntire combined talents to finish fourth in the 400m relay in a time of 55.31. Hannah Hatheway was fifth in the 800m run and the team of McIntire, Tullis, Baldozier and McGovern finished fifth in a time of 4:24.33.
McGovern (400m) and Kylee Hanson (800m) picked up four points for their seventh place finishes on Saturday. Summer Young was eighth in the 100m dash event.
A list of Cedaredge athletes traveling to state, and their events, is found in today's Scoreboard.
This year's state track meet will be held in Lakewood at Jeffco Stadium with action beginning on Thursday morning.