Outdoors enthusiasts and sports teams must have thought they were in paradise last weekend. The weather cooperated with all venues of competition and results of most all activities showed how much good weather means.
Delta's track teams had split sites over the weekend with the majority of athletes attending the Bruin Invitational in Cedaredge. The remainder of Delta's track squad was in Grand Junction for the Tiger Invitational. Delta's Lady Panthers had a good meet that was reflected in their second-place finish and 75 points. Fruita Monument won the team title.
For the boys, Eagle Valley was team titlist with the Panthers finishing ninth with 35 points.
Up in Cedaredge, both the boys and girls teams placed ninth. The boys scored 19 points while the Lady Panthers accumulated 13 points.
Cleo Whiting had a huge day at the Tiger with a duo of first-place finishes and a second to her credit. She won the open 3200m run in a time of 11:16.6, establishing her personal-best time of the year. Her anchor run in the 3200m relay helped the Lady Panthers run away from the field to win that race in a time of 9:47.24, another personal best and new school record for the team.
Members of the 3200m relay team included Clarissa Whiting, Skylyn Webb, and Makayla Music. A second-place in the 1600m run was yet another personal best for Whiting as she was clocked at 5:12.28.
Webb picked up a fourth-place in the 400m relay and was fifth in the 100m dash. Delta's 400m relay time of 52.46 was a personal best for team members Patti Chapman, Erin Zunich, Webb and Callie Gafford.
Other second-place finishes for the Lady Panthers included Gaffords' 5-0 leap in high jump and Bry Music's 37-4.5 toss in the shot put. Music finished sixth in the discus.
Clarissa Whiting had a personal-best time of 5:14.40 in the 1600m run to finish third.
Fourth place finishes went to Makayla Music in the 3200m run (a personal best of 12:15.71) and Amelia Hawkins in high jump where she cleared 4-10 for a personal best.
Chapman had two personal-best efforts in the long jump (16-2.5) and triple jump (34-3.75) to place sixth and seventh respectively.
Chris Black had top three finishes in the 300m hurdles and high jump at last week's Tiger Invitational. Black easi-ly won the 300m hurdles with a time of 40.35 and cleared the same height as the high jump winner, but finished third based on number of misses throughout the competition. Three competitors cleared 6-0 with Black's number of misses in height progression relegating him to third.
Delta's 1600m relay team (Jacob Millard, Dustin Ownbey, Douglas Hawkins, Zach Decker) had the third-best time (3:35.03) on Friday and represented their season-best time.
Eian Baier placed fourth in high jump (5-10) and Ownbey was fifth in the 1600m run with his season-best time of 4:42.61.
The Panthers' 3200m relay team of Ownbey, Decker, Jonathan Kinderknect and Robin Milabo, posted its best time of the year (8:31.44) to place sixth.
Decker finished seventh in the 400m dash and the 400m relay team was ninth, and out of the scoring, but did manage a season-best time.
The Panthers' 800m relay team finished tenth.
Delta will be in Grand Junction for state qualifying competition this Friday and Saturday at Stocker Stadium.
Delta's Lady Panthers were a bit outclassed last week in Cedaredge in the Bruin Invitational Track Meet. Delta sent mostly a junior varsity squad to compete with some high-scoring varsity teams. The young Panthers scored 13 points to finish ninth.
The highest finish for Delta was a fifth-place in the 3200m and 800m sprint medley relays.
Jade Mahaffey had a good run in the 3200m race and finished seventh. The Lady Panthers' 400m relay team was also seventh.
An eighth-place finish went to Abbi Nicholoson in the 3200m and Haley Millard was ninth in the 400m dash.
Dakota Proctor was a two-time, top-eight performer for Delta in Cedaredge. Proctor placed fourth in triple jump with a 38-7.5 leap and was eighth in long jump.
Will Gilliam earned a top-five finish with a leap of 5-5 in high jump and Johnny Ponce placed seventh in the 100m dash.
Delta's 3200m relay team finished seventh with Coal Ridge breaking the Panthers' record of 8:32.79 set back in 2010. The new mark is 8:30.27.blog comments powered by Disqus