Chalk up a win for the Lady Panthers at last weekend's Frank Woodburn Track Meet in Grand Junction.
Delta scored 92 points in the 17-team field to outdistance second-place Paonia which had 82 points.
Hotchkiss finished fifth with 52.50 points and Cedaredge was seventh with 47.50 points.
In the boys division, Delta scored 70 points to finish fourth with Cedaredge placing second with 103.50 points and Hotchkiss eighth with 29 points.
The Lady Panthers won both the 800 and 3200m relays last Saturday (April 7) on their way to the team title.
Erin Zunich (JR), Callie Gafford (JR), Taylor Zunich (SR) and Skylyn Webb (JR) combined for a time of 1:50.49 to win the 800m relay and placed second in the 800m sprint medley with their time of 1:57.58. The same foursome was fourth in the 400m relay.
The day's longest relay race for girls, the 3200m relay, was a second straight win for the Delta girls team of Clarissa Whiting (JR), Mac-Kennea Broyles (FR), Kyla Ownbey (SR), and Cleo Whiting (JR). Their winning time of 10:15.19 kept them close to the 10:13.46 they clocked at the Cedaredge Invitational on March 31. There was little push from other teams which might have produced an even faster time.
Clarissa Whiting placed second in the 1600m run to break the Delta High School's record of 5:28 set in 1987. Sister Cleo also broke the record, but it will be Clarissa's name on the board as she edged her sister with a time of 5:22.45 to Cleo's 5:22.60.
Ownbey also ran in the 800m and recorded a fifth-place finish. Broyles had a third in the 3200m run and a fourth in the 800m run to complete her day.
Bryanna Music didn't have as good a day as planned but still managed to perform well enough to place third in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
Freshman Adara Sandoval continues to work on her time in the 400m and turned in a 64.53 to finish fifth. Sandoval, Katie Ames, Taylor Jensen, and Haley Millard took turns going around the oval to finish seventh in the 1600m relay.
In the jumping events, Delta's Gafford cleared 4-10 to finish third in the high jump with Natalie Larkin placing sixth in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump. Patti Chapman was seventh in the triple jump.
Ethan Jack Baier recorded a leap of 42-7 in the triple jump to win that event and the 3200m relay team of Daniel De La Rosa, Colin Fraser, Jake Ames, and Dustin Ownbey outran the rest of the field to win the 3200m relay with a time of 8:49.25.
Baier continued to finish in the top five in both the long jump (second-20-7.75) and high jump (third-6-0)
Senior Irvin Hernandez put together a much better race in the 300m hurdles than the previous week to place third in a time of 42.82. Last week's time was 43.08.
Hernandez was a member of the 1600m relay which placed third as well. Other members of the team included De La Rosa (SR), Fraser (SR), and Zach Decker (JR).
Decker's time in the 400m dash has been consistent enough to keep him in the top five for much of the season. This week's time of 52.60 was nearly a full second faster than last week's effort at the Cedaredge Invitational (53.54).
Senior Jake Ames ran the 1600m this week and finished fifth in the race. Ames contributed sixth-place points in the triple jump with his effort of 32-11.25.
Blake Velasquez has qualified for finals in the shot and discus the past few weeks and did so again at the Frank Woodburn. Velasquez was sixth in shot put and eighth in discus competition.
A seventh place went to De La Rosa in the 3200m run and Brandon Campbell was eighth in the shot.
Both the girls and boys teams are on the road to participate in the Coal Ridge Invitational this Friday (April 13).