Both the boys' and girls' track teams from Cedaredge High School finished in the top five last week at the Coal Ridge Invitational. The boys were third with 73 points (Coal Ridge won with 149 points) and the Lady Bruins placed fifth with 75 points.
First places were scarce for the Bruin boys in New Castle. Dante Markley got back on his winning ways in the 300m hurdles with a 40.49 clocking. That time set a new standard for the Coal Ridge meet. The old mark was set by Jose Salazar (41.19) of Rifle and was set back in 2011. Markley was fourth in the 100m dash.
Austin Williams continued his winning ways in shot put competition with his throw of 47-5.
There were several third-place finishes for the Bruins. Reid Gates stepped out of his normal routine to run the 100m dash where he placed third and Gates was fourth in the shot put and discus events.
Other third place finishes went to Ryan Latta (400m dash), Markley (110m high hurdles), Shane Gates (high jump), and Williams in the discus.
Sixth place finishes went to Mario Madaleno (shot put) and the 1600m relay team, made up of Shane Gates, Bryce Klaseen, Ryan Latta and Jacob Robb.
A seventh place finish went to Shane Gates in the 110m high hurdles.
A couple of first-place finishes got the Lady Bruins off to a great start. Freshman Nellie Freeman won the 800m run in a time of 2:27.86 and Rachael Latta claimed the gold in long jump competition with her leap of 16-6.25. Latta finished second in the triple jump behind Eagle Valley's Michelle Carbajal.
The 400m relay team of Summer Herman, Latta, Amber Jenkins and Kendall McHugh ran a 52.22 to finish second.
Mackenzie Kehmeier had a couple of third-place finishes in the 200m and 400m dashes. Cedaredge's 800m relay team of Kenzie Henderson, Freeman, Latta and Kehmeier was third as well. Herman, Jenkins, McHugh and Lydia Knutson teamed up to place fourth in the 800m sprint medley.
Another fourth-place finish went to Kaitlyn Kissner in discus competition.
Fifth-place finishes were picked up by Herman (100m dash) and Kehmeier (200m dash).
Henderson (300m hurdles) and Micaela Shaw (shot put) earned seventh-place points and Shaw finished eighth in the discus.blog comments powered by Disqus