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Bruin boys top field at 1A/2A track meet

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Photo by Wayne Crick This Cedaredge 3200m relay team placed first last Friday with a winning time of 8:32.03. Members of the team, left to right, are Jordan McMillan, Andrew Richardson, Drew Markley and Brendon Klaseen. The team was ranked second in Class

The 12 boys teams participating in last week's 1A/2A league meet in Grand Junction were dominated by Cedaredge's Bruins. Cedaredge scored 170 points to outdistance the nearest competition by 89 points. Meeker accumulated 81 points to finish second with West Grand scoring 74 to finish third.

The remainder of the top five teams included Paonia (62) and North Park (58). Hotchkiss was eighth with 45 points.

The Bruins had eight first place finishes worth 80 points. Individual wins went to Ty Grant in the 100m (11.38), 200m (23.04), Isaac Swoffer in long jump (20-4.75) and Patrick Walker in discus (140-8).

Xander Purcell was ninth in the discus and placed fourth in shot put. Austin Meyers and Jayce Cormier placed fifth and eighth in shot put competition.

Cedaredge's relay team runners were simply astounding in claiming a sweep in all four relay events. The 400m relay team (Josh Jenkins, Sawyer Carey, Danny Mendoza and Wyatt Camp) won in a time of 45.89. Swoffer, Drew Markley, Brendon Klaseen and Grant teamed to cruise the oval two times for a winning time of 1:31.67.

The Bruins' 1600m relay team, comprised of Markley, Grant, Klaseen and Jordan McMillan were winners in 3:33.88, with McMillan, Andrew Richardson, Markley and Klaseen scampering to a first place win in the 3200m relay with a time of 8:32.03.

Those athletes scoring second place points included Swoffer (100m, 11.49), Klaseen (400m, 51.64), and Mendoza in the 110 high hurdles (16.91) and 300 hurdles (41.57). Markley added a fourth place in the 300 hurdles (42.85) to his day's work and Jenkins finished second in triple jump (39-6) and third in long jump (18-11.5).

Camp scored fifth-place points in the 100m dash and an eighth place in the 200m dash. Completing top eight finishes in the dashes, Tevin Keller was fifth and Ryan Imhoff sixth in the 400m dash.

McMillan, in addition to running legs of the 1600 and 3200 meter relays, participated in the open 800m run where he finished fifth in a time of 2:04.89.

Caleb Williams was seventh in the 1600m run and placed fourth in the 3200m run. Isaac Vader finished sixth in the 3200.

Eighth place points came from Saywer Carey in long jump (17-7.5) and Jayce Cormier in shot put (38-7.25).

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