Hotchkiss' Parsons runs to 800 meter victory

By Wayne Crick


Hotchkiss' Parsons runs to 800 meter victory | Track, HHS

Photo by Wayne Crick Hotchkiss' Alan Hinojosa strains to overtake the next runner between himself and Paonia's Caden Meilner (13) during the 1600m run at last weekend's Frank Woodburn Invitational in Grand Junction. Both runners finished out of the top ei

Senior Katy Parsons gave the Hotchkiss Bulldogs their only first-place finish at last Saturday's Frank Woodburn Invitational. Parsons won the tough 800m run against some good competiton and in doing so posted Class 2A's top time at 2:27.51. Palisade's Greta Van Calcar's time was 2:28.96.

The Hotchkiss girls tied with Faith Christian for eighth place with 38 points.

On the boys' side, the Bulldogs had a pair of fourth-place finishes that marked their day of competition. Hotchkiss and Ouray tied for 13th with 17 points each.

Hotchkiss Girls

The Bulldogs received second-place points from their 1600 and 3200m relay teams last Saturday at the Woodburn Invitational. The 1600m relay team had a time of 4:18.86 while a time of 10:30.87 was good for second in the 3200m relay.

Freshman Mariah Griffith ran a 14:02.79 to place fourth in the 3200m run for the Bulldogs.

Sophia Schelle (400m dash) and the 800m relay team added seventh-place points for Hotchkiss' team totals.

Mae Anderson (1600m) and the Bulldogs' 800m sprint medley relay team finished eighth on Saturday.

Hotchkiss Boys

Freshman Elijah Patrick ran to a fourth-place finish in high jump (5-8) while the Bulldogs' 800m relay team was fourth with its time of 1:38.15.

Zack Allen finished fifth in high jump, and Wade Katzdorn was sixth in the 400m dash to complete Hotchkiss' scoring for the meet.

Hotchkiss is scheduled to participate in a Saturday, April 16, meet scheduled to take place in Glenwood Springs beginning at 9 a.m.