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Photo by Wayne Crick Delta 100m hurdlers Kaley St. Peter (right) and Remi Baldwin finished Saturday’s finals with the top two places. St. Peter was first and Baldwin second in the 100m hurdles. Baldwin cruised to a win in the 300m hurdles.
Photo by Wayne Crick Delta senior Jacob Wear begins pulling away as he nears the final curve of the 400m dash. Wear ran a season-best 51.80 to win the race and finished second in the 800m with another season best time of 2:01.07.

Delta tracksters sixth, fourth

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Delta High School's track teams collected some season best marks at last weekend's Western Slope Multi League Meet in Grand Junction.

Delta's boys scored 77 points to finish fourth in the 11-team 3A field while the Panther girls picked up 81.25 points to place sixth in their 3A division.

There were five new season-best marks established at the two-day meet for the girls. Ten new personal standards were set by the boys.

Delta Girls

There were three first-place finishes for Delta's girls at last week's meet in Grand Junction and two of them came in hurdle events.

Junior Kaley St. Peter was the 3A 100m hurdles champion with a season-best time of 16.84. St. Peter has a time of 16.96 that is ranked 13th in 3A and could move up with her new time. Sophomore Remi Baldwin is ranked 11th in state with her time of 16.87 and finished second on Saturday with a time of 16.93.

Baldwin was the class of the field in Saturday's 300m hurdles final after turning in a 49.77 time for the win. She has a 48.96 from an earlier race and was ranked 10th in state.

Junior Reagan Clay earned Delta's third individual title in shot put with a heave of 34-3. That mark was a new personal best for Clay and vaulted her into ninth place in state. Freshman teammate Keely Porter tossed the shot 34-2 for second place on Friday and is ranked seventh in 3A standings with a throw of 35-0 coming in an earlier meet.

Clay finished third in discus with a new season best throw of 97-0. Porter was fifth in that competition with a throw of 92-2 and Sammy Cassel sixth after her throw of 89-11.

The Panther girls fared well in relay events with a pair of third place finishes in the 800m and 800m sprint medley relays.

Junior Beki Atchley, Baldwin, St. Peter and freshman Marcy Schaal set a new season best for the 800m relay with a time of 1:50.18, which has the Panthers ranked 11th in state standings. The same foursome teamed for the 800m sprint medley to run a 1:57.12. Delta is ranked eighth in state with its 1:54.03 from an earlier meet.

The 1600m relay team of Atchley, sophomore Haylee Chamblin and freshmen Schaal and Tayler Huntley combined efforts to finish fifth in a time of 4:23.37. Delta has a previous time of 4:23.01 and was 18th is state standings this past weekend.

Delta's 3200m relay team (Chamblin, freshmen Jessica Dexter, Hannah Sterns and Jada Lannon) put together an 11:22.08 time and seventh place in the race.

Sophomore Madison Gieck, and freshmen Autumn Eddy, Huntley and Kendall Somers finished eighth in the 400m relay with their time of 56.47.

In other individual top eight finishes, Schaal finished seventh in the 200m dash (28.04), Atchley turned in a season best 1:02.26 in the preliminaries of the 400m dash and had an eighth-place time of 1:03.30 for the finals.

Freshman Ylissa Gilliam cleared 4-05.75 to finish in a tie for eighth place in high jump.

Delta Boys

Senior Jacob Wear was a big part of the Panthers' success last weekend. He won the 400m dash in a season-best time of 51.80, and is ranked 22nd in Class 3A. Wear also was a member of the winning 3200m relay team with senior Logan Freed, junior John Ames and sophomore Shad Lewis. Their time of 8:33.51 was another season-best time for the Panthers and has them ranked 15th in state standings. Wear also picked up a second-place finish in the 800m run after recording his season-best time of 2:01.07. That mark has Wear resting in 12th place in state standings.

In yet another season-best performance, the Panthers ran a 1:34.61 in the 800m relay event and finished third. Members of that team included Freed, Wear, freshman Hezekiah Huff and sophomore Ed doh Htoo.

Freed, junior Jarrett Hernandez, Huff and doh Htoo were teamed together for the 1600m relay and came away with a first-place finish with a time of 3:36.76. The Panthers are ranked 20th in state for the race with a time of 3:36.70.

Ames had a second place finish in the 3200m run with his season best time of 10:18.19 and is ranked 19th in state to fall just short of a state qualifying time. Lewis participated in the 3200m and finished sixth with his best time of the season (10:50.0). Ames also had an eighth-place time (4:56.32) in the 1600m run and was just off the scoring in the 800m with a season-best time of 2:09.92.

Other top eight placers for Delta's boys included Huff in the 200m with a seventh-place time of 24.29 (with a 23.76 season-best time in preliminaries).

Freed picked up a fifth-place finish in the 300m hurdles by turning in a time of 45.54. He has a 42.73 and is listed 19th in state standings.

Senior Cameron Schaal had a fourth-place finish in shot put (41-6.5, a season-best) with senior teammate Logan Church throwing 41-0.25 to finish fifth. Schaal was fifth in discus after a throw of 133-07 and has a throw of 134-8 and a 17th-place ranking in state.

Sophomore Kula Moo was seventh in shot put with his throw of 37-02.75.

The Panthers plan to split their track team for this coming week of competition at Cedaredge and Grand Junction.

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