Cedaredge’s Luke Wieben approaches the high jump pit where the bar rests at 5-8. Wieben cleared the bar and went on to clear 5-11 to place sixth.
By Cedaredge Bruins' standards, this past weekend was not the best their teams have performed overall. There were some outstanding efforts, including Danny Martinez's record-setting high jump performance at the Montrose Invitational.
Martinez cleared 6-5 to set the new mark.
The Bruin boys scored 94 points to finish fourth in the team race while the Lady Bruins tallied just 49 points to place eighth in their lowest finish of the season.
Rifle won the boys division with 115 points with Delta finishing second with 102 points.
This photo tells it all; somebody just helped set a new all-time 3A state record in the 800m relay in Gunnison. This talented foursome have won all their 800m relays to date this year. Their winning time was 1:43.89 and eclipsed the old time of 1:44.45 set by LaJunta back in 2002. Team members are: left to right, Savannah McIntire, Sierra Williams, Tani Zamarripa and Becca Deal.
The Lady Bears made it a sweep by winning the girls division with 119 points to runnerup Delta's 109.
For the boys, Martinez highlighted the day with his effort in the high jump. Miguel Barajas found a new energy that propelled him to both the shot put and discus titles in Montrose. Barajas hurled the shot 46-6.5 for one of his better throws of the season, and sailed the discus 137-09 for another one of his top five efforts in that event.
Reid Gates had his string of wins in the high jump snapped, but he did bring home a top finish in long jump competition with a jump of 20-8.75 to win by more than six inches over his nearest competitor. Gates was second in the high jump with a jump of 6-0.
Dante Markley ran well in the 110m high hurdles but was defeated by Rifle's Taylor Webb. Markley did not run the 300m hurdles in Montrose. Teammate Steton Brewer finished sixth in the 110's and 300m hurdles.
Shot putter Tylor Balistreri continued his strong showing with a third in the shot while the 800m relay team of Markley, Gates, Xander Camp, and Ryan Latta placed third.
Martinez, Markley, Camp and Latta combined efforts in the 400m relay to place fourth.
Other Cedaredge top eight placers in the boys division may be found in today's DCIS on page B8.
On most occasions, the Lady Bruin track team will post from four to six or seven first-place finishes in a given track meet. Last Saturday's meet produced just two firsts with Rebecca Deal hitting 34-9.75 to win the triple jump in an individual event. Sierra Williams, Savannah McIntire, Tani Zamarripa and Deal powered their way to the 800m relay title with a time of 1:45.05. Delta, their closest competitor, finished with a 1:48.32.
Rachael Latta jumped 16-3 to place third in the long jump and Summer Herman was fifth in the 100m dash.
Kaitlyn Kissner was fifth in high jump competition and Latta went 32-6.5 to finish fifth in the triple jump.
Other times and distances for the Lady Bruins are found on page B8 in this week's DCIS.
The Bruins will host their second home meet of the season this Friday.