Cleo Whiting, right, crosses the finish line of the 3200m run with sister Clarissa by her side. The two talented runners finished one and two in the 3200 and 1600m runs. Clarissa won the 1600. Both are members of the 3200m relay team as well.
Delta High School's Lady Panthers earned 141 points to finish second to Battle Mountain at last week's 4A league meet.
Skylyn Webb placed first in the 200m dash and was edged at the finish line to finish second in the 100m dash.
In both races, Webb was battling Palisade's Angela Gordon. Gordon won the 100m in a time of 12.86 to Webb's 12.91, and Webb won the 200m in a time of 26.23 to Gordon's 26.49.
Webb is listed 22nd (12.80) in the 100m dash state qualifying list and did not qualify for state competition this year. Her time in last week's 200m finals has her resting in 16th place qualifying her for the 200m dash in this year's state track meet.
Sisters Cleo and Clarissa Whiting were successful in their distance racing endeavors last week. Clarissa won the 1600m run (5:22.03) with Cleo placing second (5:22.33). In the 3200m run, Cleo was the winner (11:25.86) and Clarissa second (11:26.07).
In the 1600m race, Clarissa is ranked 12th in Class 4A with Cleo right behind at 13. Cleo is seventh in the 3200m and Clarissa eighth.
Delta's 400m relay team of Taylor Zunich, Webb, Erin Zunich and Callie Gafford were timed at 52.05 to win that race. Delta's best time of the season was 51.94 but did not qualify for state with the cutoff at 50.85.
Bry Music was second in the shot put with a throw of 36-00.75 and will qualify for state this week with a rank of 16. She was 13th at state last year as a freshman with a throw of 33-11.5. Music placed fourth in the discus at the qualifying meet but will travel to state as the number 15 seed with a throw of 114-1 to her credit from the Gunnison Invite earlier in the season.
Natalie Larkin needed a big jump in the long jump last week to make it to state. Larkin uncorked a season, and career, best 16-8 to earn a 17th seed and a trip to state.
Delta's 800m relay team (T. Zunich, Webb, E. Zunich, Gafford) ran a 1:48.04 to place second but could not make the cut for state as they finished the season with a state qualifying rank of 22.
Gafford's 4-10 in the high jump placed her third in 4A competition and left her in the top 50 in the state's high-jumping ranks.
A rare failure to win the 3200m relay occured last week for the Lady Panthers. Both Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley finished ahead of Delta last week. Battle Mountain finished in a time of 9:48.83 while Eagle Valley recorded a 9:50.85. Delta had a time of 9:51.86 that broke a school record and launched the team into state competition with a number 10 rank. Members of the team include Clarissa Whiting, Mac-Kennea Broyles, Kyla Ownbey and Cleo Whiting.
Broyles, a freshman, added fourth-place points to Delta's team score with a time of 2:28.49 in the 800m run.
Patti Chapman was fifth in the triple jump and Delta's 1600m relay team of Sarah Glidden, Adara Sandoval, Taylor Jensen and Haley Millard was fifth with Sandoval (400m) and Larkin (triple jump) placing sixth.
Other sixth place finishes went to Ayasha Richards (100m), Ownbey in the 800m, and Taylor Zunich (long jump).
Broyles was seventh in the 3200m run with an eighth place going to Amanda Ortega (shot put) and Kaylee Britain (long jump).