Delta High School girls track team earned two first-place finishes in Hotchkiss last Saturday. One was an individual competition with junior Kaley St. Peter winning the long jump for the second straight week. This week's jump was six inches farther than last week's 16-3 effort to win the Delta Invitational.
The second first-place finish for the Panthers belonged to Delta's 1600m relay team consisting of Beki Atchley, Katalina Rodriguez, Marcy Schaal and Tayler Huntley. Delta's winning time was 4:23.01.
St. Peter figured in helping the Panthers earn 26 points with her fourth place in the 100m dash (13.56), fourth place in the 300m hurdles (52.76), first place in long jump and as a member of the third place 800m sprint medley relay team (1:58.68). Other members of the sprint medley relay team included Atchley, Baldwin and Schaal.
Progressing through the events in order listed, Atchley was fifth in 200m dash competition (28.71), Tayler Huntley was fifth in the 400m (1:05.54), Kat Rodriguez was seventh in the 400m (1:06.81) and Remi Baldwin finished second in both the 100m hurdles (17.31) and 300m hurdles (49.60).
Delta's 400m relay team (Rodriguez, Madison Gieck, Marcy Schaal, and Alesha St. Peter) finished fifth (55.05); the 800m relay team (Atchley, Baldwin, Schaal and Huntley) finished second in 1:51.85 and the 3200m relay team (Emma Corbasson, Jessica Dexter, Hannah Sterns and Jada Lannon) finished sixth (11:43.63).
In other field events, Sterns was seventh in high jump (4-8), Samantha Cassel finished fifth in discus (90-10), freshman Keely Porter was sixth in discus (86-2) and Porter was seventh in shot put with a throw of 31-1.
Delta's girls will split forces and send a team to the Mickey Dunn at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction and field another squad to participate in the Cedaredge Invitational on Saturday. Both teams will begin competition at 9 a.m.