Sophomore cross country runner Mykayla Music, who missed much of her freshman year due to an injury, had two top-three finishes for the Delta girls' team this weekend, and on two of the toughest courses in the state.
On Friday, Music ran to a second-place finish at the Ouray-Ridgway Ramble at the Reservoir, with a time of 23 minutes, 33.12 seconds.
This year's meet attracted a record number of schools and competitors — some of whom are among the best in the state. Palisade sophomore Greta Van Calcar set a course record of 21:25.74 for the win.
Less that 20 hours later, Music finished in the top three at the Hotchkiss Invitational. Music, who placed 27th as a freshman, kept pace with Hotchkiss sophomore Mae Anderson and ahead of the pack throughout the hilly 'dobie desert course, but was unable to keep up the pace on the final decent. Music finished third with a time of 21:58.72.
Kaylee Dunham finished in 23:44.99 to place 12th. On Friday, Dunham placed 18th at Ridgway with a time of 26:00.18. Abbi Beckwith placed 22nd at Hotchkiss (25:45.23) and 32nd at Ridgway (27:14.01).
Sterlie Quist (30:45.91), Jazmin Damazo (32:17.02), Victoria Saunders (32:33.65) and Evelyn Arias (33:05.69) also competed at Hotchkiss.
With Dustin Ownbey out for the week with an injury, Elias Carlson was the top runner Saturday for Delta. The freshman completed the 5,000-meter Hotchkiss course in 21:14.59 to place 18th.
In middle school competition, Anha Richards of Delta Middle School won the girls' division with a time of 11:41.56, and placed 11th overall out of a field of 68 runners. Evan Graf of Montrose was the overall winner in the 3,000-meter race. Delta Middle School runners Carlos Tarves and Jasper Carmichael placed fifth and sixth respectively.
Boys' results from Friday's Ridgway meet were unavailable.blog comments powered by Disqus