Ethan Jack Baier barely brushes the bar as he clears 6-2 to win last week’s 4A WSL league title. Baier placed first in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. He will compete in all these events at this week’s state track meet.
All said and done, the Delta Panther boys had themselves a good day at the track last week (May 10-11).
Delta scored 116 points at the 4A WSL league meet in Grand Junction and finished fourth in a tough field of competitors.
Glenwood Springs won the team title with 163 points. Moffat County was second with 135 points and Eagle Valley was third with 117 points.
Ethan Jack Baier went about his business at last week's 4A league state qualifying meet in Grand Junction. The talented senior has been a dominant force in the jumping events all season long. He was a force in the long, triple, and high jump competitions as evidenced by his first place finishes in all three.
Baier won the long jump with a 22-00.75 jump and hit a career mark of 45-00.5 in the triple jump. A leap of 6-02 earned him the high jump title.
Baier will attend this week's state track meet in all three events and is ranked fourth in triple jump, seventh in high jump, and 13th in long jump.
There were several second place finishes including Irvin Hernandez's 41.74 in the 300m hurdles, Eian Baier's 19-07.5 in the long jump, and Brandon Campbell's 46-09 in the shot put.
Daniel De La Rosa, Colin Fraser, Dustin Ownbey and Jake Ames posted a time of 8:16.93 in the 3200m relay for a third-place finish and an 11th-place ranking in state to qualify for this week's state meet in Denver.
Fourth places went to Ames in the 800m (2:00.41), De La Rosa in the 3200m run (10:22.77), Justin Music in the shot put (43-06.5), and Eian Baier in the triple jump with a distance of 37-10.25.
Hernandez, Devin Marquez, Colin Fraser and Zach Decker ran a 1:38.56 to place fifth in the 800m relay.
Sixth places went to Will Gilliam (high hurdles), Decker (400m), Ownbey (3200m), Eian Baier (high jump) and the 400m (Marquez, Jace Jernberg, Robin Milabo, Tyler Rolf), and 1600m (De La Rosa, Hernandez, Fraser, Decker) relay teams.
Decker (200m) and Blake Velasquez (SP) finished seventh while De La Rosa (1600m) and Gilliam (HJ) posted eighth-place finishes.