Morgan Hartigan may have already secured a trip to the 2013 state track meet in the shot put. Hartigan, a sophomore who placed fifth in the event in 2012, heaved the shot 37 feet, 3 inches at Saturday's Cedaredge Invitational, breaking the meet record by 11 inches and topping her personal record by more than a foot.
Hartigan was one of three throwers to top the meet record of 36-04, set in 2011 by Bryanna Music of Delta.
Her throw was also the second-best throw of the season among Class 2A throwers, and one of four meet performances to make the National Silver Standard distance of 37 feet.
Hartigan was one of three Paonia runners to place in the 300-meter hurdles. In the first hurdles race of her 4-year career, senior Chelsy Reed placed seventh with a time of 51.78. Hartigan, a returning state placer, finished eighth with a season-best time of 52.29. Taylor Polson finished fourth overall with a time of 50.44.
Freshman Taylor Carsten placed sixth in the shot put competition with a distance of 33-05.5. Carsten also placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 96 feet.
Paonia claimed wins in two sprint relays. The 800-meter sprint medley team of Brooklynd Erickson, Easton Hartigan, Lindsay Russell and Ashley Van Vleet finished two seconds shy of the meet record with a time of 1:54.54 for the win. And Erickson, Easton Hartigan, Marisa Edmondson and Morgan Hartigan won the 400m relay in 51.7 seconds. The 3200m team of Taylor Plymale, Polson, Deon Jensen and Reed placed third.
In individual track events, Edmondson placed eighth in the 100m; Russell finished fourth and Plymale eighth in the 400m; and Russell was sixth and Edmondson eighth in the 200m. Jensen, a freshman, finished fourth in the 3200m.
For the second consecutive week, Ce'rra Carsten placed in three jumping events. The senior tied for third in the high jump after clearing 4-10, placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 33-03.25, and was seventh in the long jump with a distance of 14-04.5.
Erickson finished second in the long jump with a season-best distance of 16-01. Erickson, a returning state qualifier, finished 1 inch shy of the winning jump.
Easton Hartigan finished third in the triple jump and set a new personal record with a distance of 32-08.25.
The girls' team scored 100.5 points to place second in team competition.blog comments powered by Disqus