The Cedaredge High School women’s track team literally ran away with the 2021 1A/2A Multi-League Championships hosted by Stocker Stadium last week (June 10 — June 11). The Bruins scored 156.33 points, outdistancing runner-up Rangely (75 points) by more than 81 points. Hotchkiss and Olathe High Schools shared sixth place with each team scoring 50 points, and Hotchkiss’ women were ninth with 44.83 points. There were 14 teams who earned team points in last week’s 1A/2A track meet.
Class 3A Delta placed fifth with 58 points in the women’s 3A competition.
In men’s competition, Cedaredge High School finished the two-day meet with 116 points and finished second behind 1A/2A Western Slope League champion, Meeker, which scored 128.5 points to earn the title. Hotchkiss High School scored 69 points to place fourth and Paonia’s Eagles finished ninth with 25 points. There were 15 teams that earned points in the men’s 1A/2A division.
Delta’s men scored 50 points and finished fifth in the scoring among eight teams in 3A WSL competition.
Cedaredge Women’s ResultsCedaredge’s women finished the Multi-League Meet with eight first place finishes. Megan Jenkins, as anticipated, won both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles for the Bruins with respective times of 15.81 and 48.07 with her 15.81 a season best in the 100 hurdles.
Kylee Terry was the top qualifier in the women’s 200 meter dash and finished the meet as the league champion with her season best time of 26.86 (old mark was 26.88).
The Bruins’ Elizabeth Brooks was another individual winner for Cedaredge with a 34-9 in shot put and Cedaredge claimed four of five relay titles with wins in the 400 (52.56), 800 (1:50.05, season PR, old best was 1:51.29), 800 sprint medley (1:55.59) and 1600 (4:21.08) relays. Cedaredge finished second in the 3200 relay with a time of 12:04.97.
Brooks also had a second place finish for the Bruins in discus after finishing the event with a throw of 103-7.
There were a total of five third place finishes for Cedaredge’s women in the track meet. Bailey Nelson qualified fourth in the 200m dash and finished third in the finals with a time of 27.88. Aspen Furubotten qualified second in the 100 hurdles but finished third in the finals with a time of 17.06 and placed third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 50.93. Jenkins jumped 33-6 to place third in triple jump and Tristy Keller threw the shot put 30-8 for third as well.
Earning fourth place points for the Cedaredge women were Taelor Mills in the 100 hurdles (18.02) and Hailey Hayes-Pursley in long jump (14-2).
Ellison Black placed fifth in the 800 meter run with her time of 2:36.65 with sixth place finishes going to Olivia Madden in the 300 hurdles (53.95) and triple jump (31-9.75), Hadassah Payne in high jump (4-5) and Brooke Claridge in shot put (28-6).
Kimmy Milholland earned seventh place points for the Bruins in the 100 meter dash (14.21) and discus (79-2).
Kacey Walck cleared 4-3 to finish eighth in the high jump.
Cedaredge Men’s ResultsIndividual winners for Cedaredge’s men’s track team included Hunter Jordan in the 200m dash (23.43) and Cris Alejandre in shot put with his throw of 43-9.
The Bruins’ 1600m relay team also recorded a first place finish with its time of 3:37.59.
Brysen Harris finished second in the high jump with a leap of 5-11 and the 3200 relay team recorded a time of 9:25.52 to place second in that event.
Individual third place finishes went to Logan Tullis in the 300 hurdles (45.15) and Adrian Nieto in triple jump (37-0.5). The Bruins also finished third in the 800m relay with a time of 1:36.90.
Those individuals finishing fourth in an event included Nathan Black in the 3200m run (12:05.99), Logan Tullis in 110 high hurdles (16.87), Pepe Hofer in the long jump (18-2.5) and Brody Wagner in the discus (120-5).
The Bruins’ 400m relay team also earned fourth place points with its time of 46.23.
There were a handful of fifth place finishes for the Bruins beginning with Andrew Purvis in the 3200m run (12:15.52), Kade Henderson in the 110 high hurdles (19.18), Hofer in high jump (5-5) and Alejandre in the discus throw (119-11).
Blake Tullis finished sixth in discus with a throw of 119-7.
Hotchkiss Women’s ResultsThere were no first place finishes for the Hotchkiss women with Vianney Mendoza’s second place finish in shot put marking the top finish for the Bulldogs. Vianney’s throw of 34-7 was well below her season-best mark of 36-4.
There were four individual fourth place finishes for the Bulldogs, including Indigo Miller-Barnes’ time of 2:35.93 for the 800m run, Lottie Hollembeak’s 33-0.5 (PR for the season) in triple jump and Tessa Griffith’s discus throw of 70-4.
The Bulldogs had three relay teams, 800m (1:55.33), 800 sprint medley (2:02.18) and the 1600 (4:33.24) finished fourth as well in last week’s league meet in Grand Junction.
Cece Houseweart was fifth in the 400m dash in a time of 1:06.50 with Karlie Egging placing seventh in the 3200m run (14:36.85) and Emma Hollembeak finishing eighth in both the 300 hurdles (59.48) and high jump (4-3).
Hotchkiss Men’s ResultsBlaine Peebles has had a good track season for the Bulldogs and last week he added league titles in the 110 high hurdles and 300 hurdles to his list of accomplishments. Peebles established a new PR in the 110 highs with a 15.43 in the preliminaries (old mark was 15.57), and won the finals with a time of 15.70. In the 300 hurdles, Peebles won the league title with a time of 41.75 ... just three one hundredths off his best time for the season.
Micah Defield added a third top finish to Hotchkiss’ team totals with his win in the 400m dash in 52.68 to just miss tying his season best time of 52.61 for the 400.
The Bulldogs’ Markhem Buzzell added a second place finish to the team totals with his effort of 124-5 in the discus competition. Hotchkiss’ 800m relay team also had a second place finish with its time of 1:36.14.
Hotchkiss earned third place points in the 400m relay race with a time of 46.21 and Christian Matus was fourth with his shot put throw of 41-11.
Hayden Moreno picked up fifth place points in the long jump with his jump of 18-0 with sixth place finishes going to Buzzell in the shot put (40-1) and the Bulldogs’ 3200m relay team with its time of 10:14.72.
The Bulldogs’ 1600m relay team ran its race in 4:19.56 to finish seventh and to account for the top finishes for Hotchkiss.
Paonia Women’s ResultsPaonia’s Sadie Lee and Lauryn Kiefer won their specialty events in last week’s multi-league track meet in Grand Junction. Lee was the women’s high jump champion for the 1A/2A division with her jump of 4-9. Delilah Vasquez finished seventh in the event with her jump of 4-5. Kiefer sailed the discus 107-5 to win the discus competition for Class 1A/2A competitors.
The Eagles finished third in the 400 (53.27), 800 (1:54.16), 800 sprint medley (2:01.24) and 1600m relays at the league meet.
In the triple jump competition, Leia Ellenberger finished fifth after jumping 32-5.
Paonia Men’s ResultsPaonia’s Alyster Birk highlighted the Eagles’ day with a win in the grueling 3200m run (11:18.70) and placed third in the 1600m run with a time of 4:54.87, which set a new PR for Birk (old mark was 5:00.73).
A second third place finish was earned by Paonia’s 3200m relay team which set a new PR with its time of 9:29.32 (old time was 9:49.79).
The final scoring event for Paonia’s men was the 1600m relay. The Eagles ran the race in a time of 4:15.65 to finish sixth.
Delta Women’s ResultsDelta’s Keely Porter earned 10 points for her first place finish in shot put at last week’s Multi-League Championships held at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. Porter’s throw of 38-7 is a little over a foot short of her season best effort, 39-10. Porter wasn’t able to win her second specialty, the discus, but did finish third with a throw of 110-7.
Other third place winners for the Panthers’ women included Marcy Schaal in the 100m dash (13.07), the 800m relay (1:51.75), 1600m relay (4:18.15) and the 3200m relay (10:50.63 — setting a new PR, old mark was 11:32.12).
Raelee McCurdy finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 15-0.5 with Schaal placing fifth in the 200m dash with a new PR of 27.00 set in the preliminaries (old mark was 27.33). Schaal had a time of 27.31 in the finals. Baili Hulet had a fifth place finish in high jump after clearing 4-9 and Kaelynn Porter ran the 800 meters in 2:36.60 to finish sixth. Jessica Dexter was eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:39.96 and Maria Lamas finished eighth in the 3200 meter run with her time of 18:06.01.
Delta Men’s ResultsJames Goff finished first in the shot put with his effort of 41-5. Goff’s top finish was the only first place finish for the Panther men and represented Goff’s best effort of the season so far. Goff’s old mark was 39-10. Delta’s Colton Johnson finished sixth in the event (36-6) and Jeffery Griffith was eighth (35-2).
Nathan Scharnhorst qualified first (22.97) in the 200m dash but turned in a 23.10 in the finals to place second. Delta’s 3200m relay team finished second in the race with a time of 8:48.57 for a new PR for the 2021 season, eclipsing its old mark of 9:05.85.
Delta had a pair of third place finishes with the 400 (47.40) and 800 (1:36.11) meter relays scoring 12 points toward team scores.
Hunter Goff finished sixth in the 400m dash (55.73) with seventh place points going to John Dexter in the 3200m run (11:40.50) and Scharnhorst in the long jump (19-3). Albaro Felix completed his 800m in 2:18.84 to account for the points scored by the Panthers.
Delta County schools are scheduled to participate in the Olathe Invitational on Thursday, June 17, beginning at 4 p.m.