Paonia's girls put together a solid effort last Saturday to score 106 points and a third-place finish at the Delta Invitational meet. Freshman Alexandra Eaton and senior Marisa Edmondson had first-place finishes for the Eagles.
Eaton ran an 18.85 to win the 100-meter hurdles while Edmondson crossed the finish line in 13.31 to win the 100-meter dash.
There were four second-place finishes for the Eagles, beginning with Poppy Lightfoot's 1:08.18 finish in the 400 meters. Chelsea Meilner was second in the 3200-meter run (13:27.48) and Brianna Van Vleet sailed 16-09.75 in long jump. The Eagles' 800-meter medley was second in that race with a time of 1:59.63. Hotchkiss won the race in a time of 1:58.57.
Van Vleet earned a third place in the 100-meter dash and Taylor Carsten was third in shot put (34-09.5).
Earning 15 points for their fourth-place finishes were Edmondson in the 200 meters (27.99), Brooke Hillman in the 800-meter run (2:41) and Emily Clawson in shot put (34-02).
Taylor Carsten was fifth in discus and third in shot put competition (34-09.5). The 4x100 relay team, and Anika Carlson (400 meters), placed fifth as well for Paonia.
McKenna Palmer (100-meter hurdles) and Kassidy Rapke (long jump) had sixth-place finishes for the Eagles.
Completing the scoring for Paonia with a seventh-place finish was Chelsea Meilner in the 1600-meter run (seventh) and an eighth finish in the 800-meter run.
Paonia travels to Hotchkiss this Saturday to compete in the Hotchkiss Invitational.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.