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Hotchkiss' Young top shot, discus thrower

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Photo by Tamie Meck Hotchkiss senior Zack Allen clears 5-10 at the Delta meet on March 18. Allen cleared 6-3 to finish second on Saturday during competition in the Eagle Valley Invitational.

The throwers were the big point winners for Hotchkiss Saturday at the Eagle Valley Invitational meet.

Junior Darrin Young had the winning throw of 44 feet, 8 inches in the shot put, and added almost 20 feet to his prior personal best for a winning throw of 126 feet, 6 inches.

The two wins were Young's first varsity meet wins and put him in the top 10 in state 2A competition in both events.

Nolan Egging won silver in the discus with a new personal best throw of 120-11.

In relays the 4x200m team of Colton Peebles, Jace Peebles, Sam Rodriguez and Zack Allen placed third with a season-best time of 1:37.21. In the 4x400m relay, Colton Peebles, Sam Rodriguez, Jace Peebles and Allen ran a season-best time of 3:42.96 to place fourth.

In individual events Colton Peebles placed eighth in the 200m dash with a time of 24.59, Sam Rodriguez placed sixth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:53.99, and Allen cleared 6-3 to take silver in the high jump.

Hotchkiss Girls

Hotchkiss girls relay teams were the big scorers Saturday at the Eagle Valley meet.

The 4x400 relay team of Kaiya Firor, Jordan Tamayo, Elsie Vasquez and Margaret Parsons took silver with a season-best time of 4 minutes, 29.4 seconds. In the 4x200-meter relay, Firor, Yasmine Gaub, Shay Glaser and Fatima Rodriguez also posted a season-best time, placing third in 1:54.80; the 4x100 relay team of Gaub, Glaser, Vasquez and Rodriguez placed fifth (55.52); and the 800m sprint medley team of Gaub, Vasquez, Rodriguez and Tamayo placed seventh.

Firor cleared 4-11 to win bronze in the high jump, and in her first 800-meter run of the season, Firor placed sixth with a time of 2:31.89. Glaser also placed eighth in the 200m dash.

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