On a day when there was not much enthusiasm for being outside, Delta High School's track teams had some solid performances, including a first-place finish in the shot put by junior Bryanna Music.
The Lady Panthers had a first-place finish and two seconds to help them earn 56 points for fourth place in the team standings.
Delta's boys scored 28 points and finished eleventh.
An early morning toss by Music was good for a distance of 38 feet and four inches, nearly two feet longer than her nearest competitor. Music's competition was one of the earliest events at last weekend's Mickey Dunn Track Meet in Grand Junction.
Callie Gafford got to the five-foot mark in high jump but finished second. Teammate Clarissa Whiting kept pace with Battle Mountain's Mandy Ortiz but was edged at the finish line to place second in the 1600m run with a time of 5:24.23. Sister, Cleo Whiting, was third in a time of 5:25.59 while freshman Mykayla Music placed fourth with her time of 5:41.36.
Cleo and Clarissa, as in past seasons, stayed close to one another in the 800m run and finished fourth and fifth respectively. Cleo had a time of 2:31.67 and Clarissa's time was 2:31.91.
Other fourth-place finishes included Mykayla Music's 12:34.13 in the grueling 3200m run.
Patti Chapman overcame the dismal weather to place sixth in the triple jump.
Chris Black, despite have a rough week due to illness, was able to post his second straight top-three position in the 300m hurdles. Black upset Cedaredge's Dante Markley a week earlier to win the 300m hurdle race but placed second this week with a time of 41.98.
Zach Decker and Douglas Hawkins scored well with their fourth-place finishes. Decker ran the 400m in 54.32 and Hawkins sailed 20-3.75 in the long jump.
Delta's 400m relay team was fourth as well with a time of 46.57.
Eian Baier stayed in the top 10 finishes in both the long jump and high jump competitions. Baier was sixth in the long jump (20-1.25) and high jump (5-6).
Dustin Ownbey placed seventh in the 1600m run and the Panthers' 3200m relay team finished ninth in that race.
Delta will join the other three Delta County schools in Cedaredge this Saturday for the Cedaredge Invitational beginning at 9 a.m.