Delta finished fourth in 4A girls' track at last weekend's qualifying meet in Grand Junction and the boys finished sixth. The Lady Panthers finished with 105 points and the boys scored 65.
The Lady Panthers earned first-place points for three events at the league-qualifying meet held in Grand Junction last week. Skylyn Webb cruised to the 200m title with a time of 25.96 in the finals and had a 25.81 in the prelims to set a new record for Delta High School. Webb is ranked eighth in 4A state ranks in the 200m.
Amelia Hawkins won a tie-breaker with teammate Callie Gafford to place first in high jump. Both athletes cleared 5-0. Gafford owns a personal best 5-1 from an earlier meet and is qualified for this week's state meet in Lakewood.
Delta's 3200m relay team continues to lower its times as the season progresses. Last week's time of 9:44.63 re-set the old DHS standard and the team of Clarissa Whiting, Mykayla Music, Skylyn Webb and Cleo Whiting are ranked sixth in state.
In the 3200m run, Cleo Whiting and Clarissa Whiting finished second and third with times of 11:17.35 and 11:19.04 respectively. Cleo broke the school record with an 11:16.63 at the Tiger and Clarissa's 11:19.04 from this week's meet ranks her fourth in state, while her sister is third.
Cleo finished second in last weekend's 1600m run in a time of 5:09.45 and Clarissa was third with a 5:14.93. Cleo's mark sets a new school record and has her resting at number five in state standings. Clarissa is ranked ninth with her time of 5:14.40.
Bryanna Music was second in shot put with a toss of 38-4.5 and is ranked eighth in state with a previous throw of 38-7.5. Music finished sixth in discus competition.Patti Chapman jumped 15-7.25 and placed third in long jump and finished fourth in triple jump with her 33-11.5 effort.
Delta's 800m medley relay was fourth (2:03.3).
Mykayla Music was sixth in the 800m run, and the 400m, 800m, and 1600m relay teams all finished sixth.
The Panther boys did not receive any first-place points last week, but they did have three second-place finishes. Individually, Chris Black finished second in high jump competition but did not qualify for state in the event. Black had one of the top preliminary times in 300m hurdles competition but opted out to run the 1600m relay in hopes of qualifying more boys for state competition. That team placed second last weekend and was made up of Black, Douglas Hawkins, Dustin Ownbey and Zach Decker.
Black's time in the hurdles, a sparkling 38.85, has him sitting in the number six spot in 4A state 300m hurdlers. His time is within half a second of the top five contenders.
Ownbey missed qualifying for state this year but placed second in the 3200m run (10:26.43) and was fifth in the 800m (2:01.92).
Eian Baier, as nearly the entire track season, was near the top eight in long jump, triple jump, and high jump. Baier was fourth in high jump, fifth in triple jump, and finished sixth in long jump.
Delta's state-bound athletes will be in Lakewood beginning May 16 for the state championships at Jefferson County Stadium. Action begins at 8:30 a.m.blog comments powered by Disqus