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Bruin track teams second at Coal Ridge

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Both Cedaredge track teams had impressive performances at last Thursday's annual Coal Ridge Invitational track and field meet in New Castle. The meet was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved back a day to avoid a winter storm passing through the region.

The Bruins won three field events and scored 104 points, placing second behind Coal Ridge with 129 points.

Among the top placers, Baylee Harris won the long jump with a season-best leap of 15 feet, 8.75 inches.

Cedaredge swept the discus, led by Grace Andrews with a winning mark of 116-7. Katie Hyke took second at 110-6.5, and Holly Jenkins placed third with a mark of 108-1.

Hyke also won the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, an elite performance under MileSplit second-team standards; Andrews placed fourth (31-1), and Alejandre placed fifth (31-3.5).

In other top-three finishes, Nicole Miller was third in 100m hurdles with a time of 17.62. The 3200-meter relay team finished second in 10:58.13, the 800m relay team placed third.

Aspen Furubotten placed fifth in 100m hurdles (17.95) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (52.70). Also in 100 hurdles, Harris placed sixth (17.97), and Emily Tullis placed eighth (18.06).

The 1600m relay team placed fourth, and the 400m team placed sixth.

Other point scorers include Reganne McIntire's sixth-place finish in the 200 (29.25), Courtney Freeman's sixth place finish in the 400 (1:05.26), Kylin Mitchell's sixth-finish in the 1600 run (6:10.83), and Hannah Hatheway's eighth-place finish in the 3200 (14:09.43). The 400 relay team also placed sixth, and Dalia Alejandre placed eighth in shot put with a personal best throw of 90-5.

The Bruins' boys team scored 89 points at Coal Ridge. After taking a break from relays at last week's Western State combined meet in Gunnison, the Bruins set season-best times to win three of the four relays, including the 800-meter (1:32.33), 1600 (3:33.48), and 3200 in 8:42.07, an 8-second improvement over their prior season best. The 400 relay team finished sixth.

Ty Grant won the team's only individual gold medal of the day, winning the 200-meter dash in 22.94 seconds. Grant also won silver in the 100 with a time of 11.34.

Drew Markley won silver in the 400m with a personal-best time of 53.04. In hurdles, Danny Mendoza won silver in the 300m event with a time of 42.12 and placed fourth in the 110-meter race with a personal best time of 16.33; Blake Gash placed sixth in the 300m hurdles with a PR of 47.19.

Tevin Keller took fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.65. Alex Barron won bronze in the long jump with a mark of 19-1, and finished eighth in high jump.

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