Last weekend's Cedaredge Invitational track meet began with a snow storm and cold temperatures and finished under partly cloudy skies. Prior to the start of the track meet there was a dedication and re-naming of the track complex in Cedaredge. Long-time coach, and teacher, Jack Kehmeier was honored for his contributions to Cedaredge High School and the community, by having the track facility named, the Jack Kehmeier Track and Field Complex, in his honor.
Participants braved the early hours of the track meet's snowy conditions with some decent efforts in spite of the conditions.
Cedaredge's boys won their division with 101 points, followed by Coal Ridge's 100 points. Paonia was third (73), Hotchkiss and Olathe tied for ninth (33) and Delta's junior varsity team scored 25 points to place 12th.
On the girls side, Montrose won the team title with 121 points and the Bruins finished second with 112 points.
There were three first-place finishes for the Bruins, six second places and a couple of third-place finishes accounting for most of Cedaredge's 101 points.
Individually, Ryan Imhoff ran to a top finish in 300 hurdles (43.35) and Joshua Jenkins triple-jumped 39-02.25 to win that event.
Wyatt Camp, Colby Rupp, Zach McMillan and Alex Barron won the 800m relay with a time of 1:35.62.
Second-place finishes went to Tevin Keller (800m, 2:11.21), Jenkins (300H, 43.36), Barron (long jump, 19-04.75), Imhoff (triple jump, 38-05.25) and Kaleb Berardi (shot put, 34-09.5) Cedaredge's 400m relay team (Camp, Rupp, McMillan and Barron) placed second with its time of 45.37.
McMillan finished third in the 400m (53.18) and Jenkins jumped 18-11 for a third place finish in long jump.
Noah McDaniel was fourth in the 100m (12.48) and the 3200m relay team (Keller, Hayden Blanks, Hayden Conway and Brysen Harris) finished fifth in 9:48.00.
There were four top finishes for the Cedaredge girls. Freshman Megan Jenkins won the 300H (47.60) and triple jump (33-09.5) and Kammie Henderson won the high jump (5-0) for individual gold.
The Bruins' 3200m relay team (Jenkins, Kylee Hanson, Kylin Mitchell and Camie Baldozier) posted a time of 10:55.65 to win that event.
Second place finishes went to Cedaredge's 1600 and sprint medley relay teams. Baylee Harris, Brie McGovern, Mitchell and Baldozier combined efforts for a 4:23.92 to place second in the 1600m relay. Megan Gastineau, Makaylie Reed, Reganne McIntire and McGovern had a second-place time of 2:02.33.
Finishing third, in individual events, were Aspen Furubotten (100H, 17.88) and Gastineau (long jump, 14-08). Cedaredge's 4 x 200 meter relay team (Reed, Henderson, Mitchell and McIntire) placed third on Saturday with a time of 1:55.38.
Earning fourth-place points were Merielle Comerer (3200m run, 15:26.04), McIntire (100m, 14.05), Harris (100H, 17.90) and Dalia Alejandre (discus, 96-09.
Individual fifth-place points belonged to Emily Tullis (100H, 17.91) and Furubotten (300H, 52.57).
Cedaredge's 400m team (Harris, Reed, Furubotten and Milholland) had a time of 54.07 to finish the race in fifth place.