Lockhart sets discus mark; boys 4x800 wins
By Wayne Crick
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:16 am
Last weekend's Demon Invitational was a challenge for the Panthers. There were 21 teams in the girls division and 20 in the boys.
Delta's girls finished eighth with 34 points and the boys scored 22 points to place 11th.
Lily Lockhart continues her dominance in shot put and discus competitions. Last week's venue in Glenwood Springs was no different from past weeks. Lockhart shattered the meet record for discus with a throw of 132-9. The old mark had been established in 2010 by Eagle Valley's Jamie Bair with a throw of 125-0.
Lockhart was the winner in shot put as well and won with a toss of 40-2.75.
Emily Baier's effort in triple jump was 34-4.5 long and good for second place behind Paonia's Sophia Anderson's 35-5.75.
The team of Beki Atchley, Baier, Katalina Rodriguez and Kaley St. Peter placed fifth in the 4x200 relay while Atchley, Hana Hollenbeck, Anha Richards and Chaycelynn Urquhart finished seventh in the 4x800 relay.
St. Peter had a sixth place finish in long jump (15-8) and was seventh in the 100 hurdles.
Delta's 3200m relay team garnered the team's only first place finish with a time of 8:42.43. Members of the team include Logan Freed, Tre Johnson, Syni Lujan and Jacob Wear. Wear was also a fourth place finisher in the 400m dash (51.54).
Beau Byers had a sub-par at the track with a sixth place finish in the 100 hurdles. He, along with Jason Kaighn, David Mora and AB Ontiveros, placed fifth in the 4x200 relay.
Other seventh place finishes for the boys were earned by Freed in the 800m and John Ames in the 3200m run.
The Panthers are slated to participated in a meet hosted by Fruita High School at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction on Friday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m.