There weren't a lot of first-place finishes for the Bruins in either the girls or boys division at last Saturday's Cedaredge Bruin Invitational track meet. Both teams, however, scored enough points to finish third in their divisions. The girls scored 125 points and the boys collected 93.
Each team had just one first-place finish in the meet.
The Bruin girls racked up six personal best performances at last Saturday's meet.
Two of those six PRs came in relay races. Junior Nicole Miller, sophomore Reganne McIntire and freshmen Aspen Furubotten and Kimmy Milholland ran a 53.65 in the 400m relay to improve on a previous best time of 53.78 and finished sixth in the race.
Cedaredge's 3200m relay team knocked almost seven seconds off its previous best time of 10:46.55 with a third-place time of 10:40. That time also moved the Bruins to 10th in the 2A qualifying list for the race.
Furubotten's 50.96 in the 300m hurdles was a new PR and junior Shannon Goff bettered her previous best triple jump from 29-09 to 29-09.5 and finished eighth
in the event on Saturday. Sophomore Makayla Kehmeier earned a point in triple jump with her 29-5.75 effort.
Dalia Alejandre's seventh-place throw of 33-5.5 in shot put was better than her previous mark of 33-2 and senior Katie Hyke sailed the discus nearly six feet farther than her previous best with a throw of 120-9 to place second. Hyke is currently second in the state with her new PR and ranks first in shot put with her season-best 38-10. Hyke won the shot put competition with a throw of 38-3.25 on Saturday.
Cedaredge finished third in discus with senior Grace Andrews' 112-10 effort and senior Holly Jenkins finished fourth with a throw of 105-4. Andrews is fifth in 2A discus qualifiers with a throw of 116-8 and Jenkins is 10th with a throw of 108-1.
The Bruins had three of the top five places in the 100m hurdles with Baylee Harris finishing second (17.66), Furubotten fourth (17.95) and Miller finishing fifth (18.10). All three have qualified for this week's state track meet in Loveland.
Freshman Taelor Mills earned a point for an eighth place finish in the 300m hurdles.
In the dashes, Cedaredge picked up points for fourth, fifth and seventh-place finishes from Milholland (14.44), Makaylie Reed (14.55) and Summer Young (14.74) in the 100m race.
Sophomore Grace Hatheway placed fourth in the 400m dash (1:07.86) and Kylee Hanson was seventh in the 800m run (2:48.04).
Junior Camie Baldozier has a 2:30.38 to her credit this season and is ranked 14th in state for the 800m.
In the 1600m, freshman Kylin Mitchell finished third (6:13.50) and freshman Merielle Comerer was sixth (6:27.93).
The Bruins earned points in the 3200m run from senior Hannah Hatheway (2nd, 13:49.77), Comerer (4th, 14:48.80) and junior Briar Wagner (6th, 15:28.09).
Cedaredge's 800m relay team (McIntire, Furubotten, Harris and freshman Kammie Henderson) put together a 1:54.44 to place fifth and is qualified for the state meet with a best time of 1:53.24.
Sophomore Brie McGovern, freshman Ellison Black, junior Courtney Freeman and Henderson ran a 4:32.38 to place seventh in the 1600m relay race. The Bruins 800m sprint medley relay team (McIntire, Young, Freeman and Milholland) finished third with a time of 2:02.85.
Henderson, who has a jump of 4-11 in high jump, is 16th on the qualifying list for state in the event, jumped just 4-8 on Friday to place eighth.
Long jumper Darrian Bulbulian finished seventh in that event with a jump of 14-0.
Cedaredge's lone first-place finish came in the 800m relay on an effort from seniors Ty Grant and Drew Markley, junior Wyatt Camp and freshman Alex Barron. The foursome turned in a winning time of 1:32.36 and is ranked first in 2A with a 1:32.33.
Second-place finishers on Saturday include Camp in the 100m (12.52) and Grant in the 400m (53.44).
Grant enters this week's state meet with first-place times for the 100m (11.17) and the 200m (22.60)
Two third-place finishes went to Markley in the 200m (23.88) and Josh Jenkins in triple jump (39-9.5), which was a personal best for Jenkins.
Fourth-place points were earned by Zach McMillan in the 400m (54.84) who will join Markley at state in this event. Markley has a 52.62 for 12th place and McMillan takes a 53.29 as his ticket to the big show.
Senior Jordan McMillan finished fourth in the 800m (2:08.03); senior Blake Gash was fourth in the 300m hurdles (47.02) and was sixth in the 110m high hurdles (20.03). The Bruins' Danny Mendoza is ranked 10th in the 110m hurdles (16.33) and is fifth in the 300m hurdles (45.18).
Keaton Sheppard, sophomore Josh Deal, sophomore Ethan Fish and sophomore Hein Tillman ran a 1:49.94 in the 800m sprint medley relay for fourth place.
The Bruins did not run the 3200m relay on Saturday, but in an earlier race this season, own the state's second best time in the race with their 8:33.51, which is made up of Tevin Keller, Markley, Jordan and Zach McMillan.
Keller was fifth in the 800m (2:08.21) with Deal (high jump, 5-4) and Barron (long jump, 18-4) also finishing fifth. Barron is seeded 11th (20-02.25) in long jump and eighth in high jump (6-1).
Sawyer Carey (12.65) and Ashton Spiker (25.78) were sixth in the 100 and 200m, respectively on Friday. Jenkins was sixth in long jump (18-5.75)
Seventh-place points went to the Bruins' 400m relay team (Camp, Carey, Sheppard and Spiker) with a time of 47.19. Cedaredge has the state's fifth-best time for the 400m relay.
Junior Kaleb Berardi finished competition in the shot put on Friday with a throw of 40-6 to place seventh.