The Hotchkiss track teams finished the last regular meet on a high note, claiming their share of wins and breaking a total of six meet records at last Friday's Bruin Invitational.
Jenni Celis shattered the old record in the 400-meter dash by almost four seconds, winning the event in 58.52 seconds.
Teammate Natalie Anderson also shredded the record of 5:58.59 in the 1600 with a winning time of 5:30.79.
The Lady Bulldogs took 13 seconds off the 2010 record in the 1600-meter relay, with the team of Celis, Anderson, Savannah Rocha and Aleksus Wilson winning in 4:06.66. The time was just 14-100ths of a second off of the Hotchkiss High School record, set in 2011 by Rocha, Celis, Jessi Mautz and Beth Wood.
Kylie Hodges set both a meet and a new personal record of 111 feet, 5 inches to win the discus.
The girls team placed fourth with 93.33 points. In field events, Katie Richards was one of three Lady Bulldogs to place in the shot put. The freshman set a new PR of 32-6.5 to place fourth, with Hodges and Lindsey Todd placing sixth and eighth respectively. Todd also placed third in the discus.
Rocha and Arial Duncan were fourth and eighth, respectively, in the high jump.
Hotchkiss earned points in the 400, 800 and 800 medley relays. Kelli Buhrdorf placed third in the 100, Beth Wood was sixth in the 200, and freshman Tiffany Clock took the silver in the 1600 and placed sixth in the 800.
In boys competition, Tell Hawk was one of three to break the record in the 400. In a preview of this week's league meet, Hawk beat out two top Coal Ridge runners to win the event in 50.77. The time also set a new personal record for Hawk, who is ranked in the top 10 in state, ahead of both Coal Ridge runners.
Distance runner Kurt Katzdorn was one of two racers to break the meet record in the 3200, finishing in 10:59.87 to place second.
Competition was especially tough in the discus, where 11 throwers surpassed the meet record of 114-11. Mason Oxford was in the middle of the pack, placing fifth with a throw of 125-02.
The boys team earned 66 points to place fifth out of a field of 12 teams. In other individual events, Cody Bartlett topped the field of 28 to win the 1600 in 4:48.67. Vikash Hypio earned points by placing fourth in the 100 and fifth in the 200. Tyrell Clock placed eighth in the 3200. River Panish cleared 36 feet, 6 inches to place eighth in the triple jump.
The 400 relay team of Hypio, Dylan Hill, Hawk and Earl Gaub shaved 18-100ths of a second off of their best time this season, finishing in 45.74 seconds to place second. The 800-meter team of Hill, Keegan Palmer, Gaub and Alex Smith placed fourth, and the sprint medley team of Hill, Palmer, Nolan Tracy and Gaub placed second. The "B" team of Devin Spedon, Caleb Schelle, Panish and Jacob Schreiner placed sixth.blog comments powered by Disqus