As the track season nears the end of regular season scheduling, teams were looking to find better marks and bolster state qualifying times and distances for potential state participation May 16-18. Teams from 5A-1A participated in the Multi-League Championships in Grand Junction, May 3-4.
Cedaredge, Delta and Olathe athletes participated in last week's 3A league championships. Moffat County won the girls team title with 130 points followed by Delta (107), Coal Ridge (96), Cedaredge (87) and Rifle with 80 points. Olathe finished with 21 points to place 10th.
For the boys, Cedaredge collected 111 points to win the league team title. Delta scored 63.5 points for sixth place and Olathe was 11th with 16 points.
The top eight places from the league meet are mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Cedaredge's Megan Jenkins was the area's top female 3A athlete over the weekend. Jenkins claimed league titles in both the 100m hurdles (15.91) and 300m hurdles (46.09). Her winning time in the 300m hurdles broke a long-standing school record (46.30) held by Jenny Hayes which was set in 1992. Jenkins also was a member of the winning 1600m relay team which included Baylee Harris, Kylin Mitchell and Camie Baldozier who finished the race with a time of 4:13.05. The Bruins' 1600m relay team is ranked eighth in the top 18 with Jenkins sitting in the top 10 for both hurdle events. Jenkins finished second in triple jump with a final mark of 34-6 and is sixth in top 18 standings with a jump of 34-8.5.
Delta's Remi Baldwin finished second in the 100m hurdles (16.71) and third in the 300 hurdles with a qualifying rank in the top 15 for both races.
Cedaredge placed all three of its participants in the 100 hurdles with Harris (16.94) and Aspen Furubotten (17.13) finishing third and fourth with top 18 rankings as well. Furubotten finished seventh in the 300 hurdles (51.0).
The Bruins finished no less than fifth in all relays with a third place in the 400m relay (52.84, 12th in top 18, 51.76); fourth in the sprint medley (1:56.70, fifth in top 18, 1:52.67); fifth in the 800m relay, 17th in top 18, 1:51.72) and fifth in the 3200m relay (11:19.51, sixth in top 18, 10:13.91).
Delta's relay teams also fared well with a second, two thirds, a fourth and a fifth-place finish. The Panthers were second in the 800m sprint medley (1:55.23, around 15th in top 18); third in the 400m relay (53.62, 10th in top 18, 51.67); third in the 800m relay (1:48.35, third in top 18); fourth in the 1600m relay (4:20.10, seventh in top 18, 4:11.67) and fifth in the 3200m relay (10:51.52, 14th in top 18, 10:33.85).
Olathe's girls picked up eighth-place points in the 800m relay and was fourth in the 3200m relay (11:14.99).
Delta's Kaley St. Peter was second in long jump with a 16-6.75 leap and owns a 17-9 effort for fourth-place in top 18 qualifiers. St. Peter was also a member of the 800m and sprint medley relay teams which finished third and fourth, respectively. St. Peter was sixth in the 100m dash (13.30).
Top eight placers in the 200m were Delta's Marcy Schaal fourth, 27.26 and Cedaredge's Reganne McIntire seventh, 28.46.
In the 400m dash Delta's Beki Atchley (1:01.07 and Raelee McCurdy (1:01.39) were sixth and seventh respectively. Both improved their top 18 standings and are near the cutoff for qualification. Cedaredge's Megan Jenkins is also in the mix with a 1:01.50.
Kylin Mitchell (Cedaredge, 2:32.07), Jessica Dexter (Delta, 2:32.73) and Cheyanne Germann (Olathe, 2:35.23) claimed sixth through eighth place finishes in the 800m run.
Lupita Garcia had an eighth place finish in the 1600m race with Germann (Olathe) 13:55.70, Grace Hall (Delta) 14:26.08 and Merielle Comerer (Cedaredge) 14:28.44, finishing fifth, seventh and eighth in the 3200m run, respectively.
In the field events Delta's Sara Geddes earned a top 18 qualification in high jump when she cleared 5-1 to finish second in Grand Junction. Teammate Hannah Sterns also is just inside the top-18 range with her effort of 5-0 and Baili Hulet soared from 43rd to around 18th with her 4-11 jump. Cedaredge's Kammie Henderson is qualified with a 5-2 jump earlier in the season and finished third last week with a jump of 5-1.
Olathe's Mirah Garcia finished fourth in long jump (15-10) and the Bruins' Harris was eighth (15-3.75).
Delta's Keely Porter won both the shot put and discus events with throws of 36-5 and 110-5, respectively. Porter has a fourth-place distance of 37-6 for the top 18 in shot put and is fifth in the discus with a 116-5 throw. Teammate Reagan Clay was fifth in shot put (34-5) and is ninth in the top 18 standings. Clay finished seventh in discus (102-6).
Cedaredge's Dalia Alejandre was sixth in shot (32-5) and Hannah Gardner eighth in discus (98-2).
Olathe's Laura Galvan was fifth in discus with a throw of 107-10.
The Cedaredge boys put together a successful weekend to win the team title in Grand Junction.
Zach McMillan won an individual title to become league champion in the 400m dash with a time of 51.90. His season-best 50.75 has him sitting in fifth place in the top 18 standings.
McMillan also helped the Bruins win the 1600m relay (3:33.21) with help from Ryan Imhoff, Josh Jenkins and Alex Barron. The team owns a 3:31.75 for sixth place in the top 18 race.
The Bruins earned 30 points in relay finishes with 10 coming in the 1600m relay win. Cedaredge was second in the 3200m relay (8:43.77), and third in both the 400m relay (45.78, 12th in top 18, 45.23) and 800m relay (1:33.88, eighth in top 18, 1:33.84).
Delta finished second in the 400m relay (45.30, 5th in top 18, 44.56), sixth in the 1600m relay (3:53.42) and third in the 3200m relay (8:46.44).
Olathe finished fourth in the 800m relay (1:36.47) and was sixth in the 3200m relay (9:21.40).
In the dashes, Olathe's Elias Ramirez won the league title for the 100m dash with a time of 11:41 (has an 11.27 for fourth in top 18). Cedaredge's Wyatt Camp finished sixth (11.64, 15th in top 18, 11.52) and Delta's Ed doh Htoo was eighth (11.71). Htoo was fifth in the 200m (24.11).
Delta's Mason Hollowwa finished seventh in the 400m dash (56.23).
Cedaredge's Tevin Keller placed third in the 800m run (2:05.9) with John Ames (4:45.12) and Shad Lewis (4:57.38) finishing second and third respectively in the 1600m run. Ames is in the 13th spot of top 18 runners in the 1600m with his 4:38.81.
Ames (10:14.65) and Lewis (10:55.21) were third and sixth in the 3200m.
Jenkins finished third in the 110m high hurdles (16.37) with Imhoff finishing second in the 300m hurdles (42.91, 10th in top 18, 42.19). Delta's Noah Nortnik finished fifth (45.66) and Hunter Jordan picked up an eighth place (47.32) for the Bruins.
Brysen Harris won the high jump (5-9) with Barron finishing second (5-7) and Delta's Kiril Ortega tied for third (5-1).
Kula Moo was sixth in long jump (19-5) with Jenkins (40-8.75) and Imhoff (38-10.5) finishing second and fourth in triple jump for Cedaredge.
This year's shot put league title belongs to Cedaredge's Kaleb Berardi with a throw of 45-4. Berardi is in the top 18 in Class 3A for this event. Delta's Kyle Schotten (42-0) placed fifth, Joe Bules (40-4) was sixth and Cedaredge's Austin Crawford finished eighth (39-3).
Brody Wagner sailed the discus 116-3 to place fourth in discus with Delta's James Goff placing seventh (114-0).
Cedaredge and Delta will be participating at this week's Tiger Invitational, May 10 and 11 at Stocker Stadium.