Delta High School hosted the Delta Invitational track meet, including Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss, Paonia and Olathe on April 11. Both the boys and girls teams won their respective divisions with Cedaredge finishing second, Hotchkiss third, Paonia fourth and Olathe fifth.
Delta's girls scored 104 points while the boys captured the team title with 80.5 points. The girls won 10 individual and team titles combined in the meet. Delta won all five relay races and placed second in six other events. The boys weren't as fortuitous with wins as the girls were but did win six individual titles and three relay events.
Marcy Schaal started the winning for the girls with her 27.73 in the 200m race. Jillian Carlson followed suit in the 1600m run with a time of 6:25.74 before the relay races took center-stage.
Schaal anchored the winning 400m relay team to a 53.0, and first place finish. Damin Harrison was the anchor on the 800m relay team which ran a 1:54.66 and Taelor Huntley finished off the 1600m relay race to record a 4:26.27.
Delta's 3200m relay team has been dominant this season with Beki Atchley anchoring the team to a 10:52.36 last week. Atchley also anchored the 800m sprint medley (with a 400m leg) to a time of 1:57.52.
Kaley St. Peter won the long jump with a leap of 16-6.25, well short of her 17-9 school record the previous week, and Keely Porter chucked the shot put 37-6 and spun the discus 104-8 (a new personal best) to win both of those events.
St. Peter earned second place points in the 100m dash (13.72) to account for just one of six second-place finishes in the meet.
Also earning second-place points were Huntley (400m, 1:06.02), Grace Hall (3200m, 14:20.93), Remi Baldwin (100 hurdles, 17.11), Sara Geddes (high jump, 4-10) and Reagan Clay (discus, 100-5).
The Panthers earned nine points with a trio of third-place finishes, including Baldwin's finish in the 300 hurdles (50.48), Baili Hulet (high jump, 4-10) and Clay in shot put (33-3).
Hannah Sterns was fourth in high jump.
Thirty-six of Delta's 80.5 points in boys competition came in first place finishes. Individual titles were won by Shad Lewis (1600m, 5:06.94), Triston Huff (high jump, 5-2) and Kula Moo (long jump, 18-9.25).
The remaining three first-place finishes came in relays. Delta's 400m relay team ran 45.47 for its win while the 1600m relay team had a winning time of 3:46.99 and the 3200m relay was a winner in 9:25.92.
Jarett Hernandez (100m, 12.26), Andrew Toole (800m, 2:22.22), Kiril Ortega (high jump, 5-2), Evan Baier (triple jump, 36-3) and Kyle Schotten (shot put, 39-9) had second-place finishes for the Panthers.
Scoring third-place points were Alixis Munoz (100m, 12.27), Brandon Butler (200m, 24.87 and discus, 104-1), Dah Wah (long jump, 18-4) and Moo (triple jump, 36-2.5).
The Panthers are at Coal Ridge, along with the other three Delta County schools, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Paonia, on Friday. Competition for this meet begins at 10 a.m.