Cedaredge High School has had successful track performances the past few weeks. The Bruin girls won last week's Grand Valley Open (April 3) with 117 points and tied for third with Fruita Monument at Saturday's Frank Woodburn Invitational with 85 points. Cedaredge's boys scored 81 points to place second at the Grand Valley Cardinal Open and was fourth (82.5 points) at the Frank Woodburn Invitational.
The Bruins had two individual champions in Parachute and a top winner in the 800m relay team.
Senior Katie Hyke won the shot put competition with her throw of 37-01 while senior Grace Andrews placed second (34-05.75). Andrews won the discus event with a throw of 114-01.25 and Hyke finished second (111-10.25).
Junior Dalia Alejandre finished seventh in shot put and senior Holly Jenkins was fourth in discus for the Bruins.
Sophomores Brie McGovern and Reganne McIntire combined efforts with freshmen Aspen Furubotten and Kammie Henderson to win the 800m relay race in 1:54.83.
The Bruins' 1600m relay (McGovern, freshman Ellison Black, junior Courtney Freeman and Henderson) placed second with its time of 4:37.81.
Individual third-place finishes were earned by senior Hannah Hatheway (3200m run, 13:43.15), junior Nicole Miller (100m hurdles, 17.50) and Furubotten (300m hurdles, 51.96).
Fourth-place finishers for the girls included freshman Kylin Mitchell (1600m run, 6:01.75), freshman Baylee Harris (300m hurdles, 18.18) and Jenkins (discus, 89-10.25).
Freshman Merielle Comerer earned fifth-place points in the 3200m run with a time of 13:43.15. Junior Courtney Freeman also had a fifth-place finish in the 800m run with a time of 2:40.
One other fifth-place finish was achieved by the Bruins' 800m sprint medley relay team (Grace Hatheway, McIntire, Summer Young and freshman Taelor Mills).
Sixth through eighth-place finishes went to freshman Kimmy Milholland (6th - 100m dash), Harris (6th - 300m hurdles), and freshman Sophie Andrews and senior Darrian Bulbulian (long jump - 13-08.5).
At the Frank Woodburn Invitational on Saturday, junior Camie Baldozier ran a 2:31.19 to win the 800m run and give the Bruins their lone first-place finish in the meet.
There were several second-place finishes for Cedaredge. Furubotten picked up two of them with runner up finishes in the 100 (17.54) and 300m (51.71) hurdle events. Grace Andrews threw the shot put 34-04 for another eight points.
Harris' third in the 100m hurdles (17.76) earned six points for Cedaredge. Other third-place finishes went to the Bruins' 400m relay team (54.81) and the 3200m relay team (Hannah Hatheway, Baldozier, Kylee Hanson and Grace Hatheway) in a time of 10:49.85.
A fourth-place finish went to Miller in the 100m hurdles (17.90).
Grace Andrews placed fifth in discus (106-08) and the 1600m relay team (Baldozier, Hanson, Hannah Carlson and Brie McGovern) finished fifth in a time of 4:31.88.
Mitchell (1600m), Henderson and Bulbulian (high jump) and the 800m sprint medley relay team finished sixth on Saturday.
Seventh and eighth-place points went to Milholland (7th - 100m dash), Comerer (7th - 3200m run), Jenkins (7th - discus), McGovern (8th - 400m dash) and the 800m relay team (8th - Violet Gonzalez, Grace Hatheway, Young and Ellison Black).
The Cedaredge boys track team got another stellar performance from senior Ty Grant last week. He won both the 100 and 200m dashes at the Grand Valley Cardinal Open and doubled up again on Saturday at the Frank Woodburn Invitational at Stocker Stadium.
Grant won the Cardinal Open with a time of 11.25 in the 100m race then clocked a 22.91 to win the 200m race. As a member of the 1600m relay team, Grant helped the Bruins place first with a time of 3:36.66. Other members of the relay team were Jordan McMillan, Drew Markley and Danny Mendoza.
Second place finishes for the Bruin boys included Markley (400m dash, 53.33) and McMillan (800m run, 2:05.26).
Freshman Alex Barron notched a third-place finish in long jump with a leap of 20-02 and senior Blake Gash finished fourth (50.03) in the 300m hurdles.
Finishing fifth at Parachute were sophomores Josh Deal (high jump, 5-7) and Josh Jenkins (long jump, 19-04.5).
Bruins who finished sixth through eighth included Markley (6th - 100m dash), sophomore Tevin Keller (6th - 800m run), junior Sawyer Carey (6th - long jump), senior Isaac Vader (7th - 3200m run), the 3200m relay team, Gash (8th - 110m high hurdles) and senior Andrew Richardson (triple jump).
At the Woodburn on Saturday Grant won the 100m dash (11.27) and the 200m dash (22.76). Grant picked up his third first-place finish as a member of the winning 800m relay team (1:33.44). Grant's team members were Markley, Mendoza and junior Wyatt Camp.
Grant was also a member of the 1600m relay team which finished second in 3:38.10. His teammates for that race included Jordan McMillan, Markley and Mendoza.
The Bruins continue to score well in both hurdle events. Mendoza was second in both the 110 high hurdles (16.80) and 300m hurdles (42.52).
Markley placed third in the 400m dash with a time of 53.28.
Barron had top eight finishes in the long jump (4th, 19-05.25) and high jump (6th, 5-08) with Jenkins placing fifth in triple jump (39-04.25). Carey was sixth in long jump.
Cedaredge's 400m relay team (Camp, Carey, Richardson and Zach McMillan) ran a time of 48.07 to finish fifth.
Tevin Keller was a sixth-place finisher in the 800m run and the Bruins' 3200m relay team (J. McMillan, Markley, Keaton Sheppard and Richardson) finished seventh.
Cedaredge thinclads are scheduled to participate in the Delta Twilight on April 13 starting at 3 p.m.
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