At last Wednesday's Grand Valley Cardinal Open track meet in Parachute, the Paonia boys scored 55.5 points to place fifth.
Junior Caden Meilner won silver in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:55.81 seconds, and placed fifth in the 800m run with a time of 2:18.19. Michael Hofmann placed fourth in the 200m dash (26.36).
The boys also placed fifth in the 4x100 relay with a time of 49.09 seconds, and fifth in the 4x800 relay (9:40.74); and sixth in the 4X400 (4:17.05).
Also in individual events, Logan Green placed sixth in the 800m (2:22.83). In high jump, freshman Kyle Long placed fourth after clearing 5-1.
In throwing events, Blake Benson placed fourth in discus with a mark of 126-11, Warren Minerich was sixth (121-04) and Cyrus Malek-Madani seventh (116-02). In shot put Minerich won with a throw of 45-02.5, Benson placed sixth (35-02.5), and Malek-Madani seventh (34-11.25).
At Saturday's Woodburn meet in Grand Junction Meilner ran his best 3200m race since the 2015 state championships, posting a new personal best time of 10:48.86. Meilner also placed seventh in the 1600 with a time of 5:00.23.
In discus Benson finished fourth with a throw of 133 feet, 8 inches, and Minerich placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 43-05.
Paonia placed fifth in 4x800 relay (9:14.72).
Paonia is in Glenwood Springs Saturday for the Demon Invitational.