Last week’s Coal Ridge Invitational track meet had scores for 17 teams in the boys competition and 20 scores in the girls competition. Delta County’s Cedaredge High School placed third in the girls competition with 62.5 points and the boys were fifth with 55.5 points. Hotchkiss High School’s girls track team finished ninth (34 points) and the boys were eighth (43 points).
Cedaredge had one first place finish in the girls division with Megan Jenkins winning the 100 meter hurdles race with her time of 16.71. The Bruins’ Aspen Furubotten was third in the race with her 17.82.
Olivia Madden competed in triple jump for the Bruins and had a successful jump of 31-5 to place second.
Hotchkiss’ highest finishes of the day were third place finishes for the 800 sprint medley relay (1:57.54; Ela, Houseweart, Hollembeak, McCollum), the 800 relay (1:52.37; Ela, Miller-Barnes, Hollembeak, McCollum), 300m hurdles (49.62; Kacie McCollum) and shot put ( 34-6.75, Vianney Mendoza).
Cedaredge had a trio of fourth place finishes, including the 400 relay (53.59; Milholland, Mitchell, Furubotten, Nelson), shot put (32-10; Elizabeth Brooks) and discus (98-1; Brooks).
There were four fifth place finishes between Cedaredge and Hotchkiss; Cedaredge’s 800 relay (1:53.64; Madden, Henderson, Terry, Nelson) and Megan Jenkins in the 400m dash (1:01.76). Hotchkiss’ fifth place finishes came in the 400 relay (54.12; Ela, Houseweart, Hollembeak, McCollum), and the 1600 relay (4:34.58; Ela, Miller-Barnes, Houseweart, Hollembeak).
Cedaredge had three sixth place finishes, Taelor Mills in the 100 hurdles (18.20), the 800 sprint medley (2:05.69; Mills, Reed, Hayes-Pursley, Black) and Kacey Walck (discus, 92-10).
Finishing seventh for the Bruins were Nelson (100 dash, 13.93), Terry, (400 dash, 1:03.20) and Kacey Walck (high jump, 4-7).
Cedaredge’s Furubotten finished eighth to earn a point in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.30 and Hotchkiss’ Miller-Barnes ran a 2:38.91 to finish eighth in the 800 meters.
In boys competition, there were no first place winners for either Cedaredge or Hotchkiss. There were five second places awarded between the two schools. Hotchkiss’ Blaine Peebles had to settle for second place in both the 110 high hurdles and 300 hurdles with times of 15.96 and 41.55, respectively. The Bulldogs’ Markem Buzzell sailed the discus 132-0 to earn a third runner-up place for Hotchkiss. Cedaredge’s Cris Alejandre heaved the shot 42-5 for second place and the 400 relay team (Jordan Harris, Barron, Nieto) recorded a 45-84 for a second runner-up placing for the Bruins.
The Bruins’ Blake Tullis placed third in shot put and discus with throws of 42-1.5 and 130-10, respectively. Hotchkiss’ 800 relay team (Jordan, Henderson, Barron and Nieto) ran a 1:35.49 for a Bulldogs’ third place finish.
Hotchkiss earned three fourth-place finishes on Micah Defield’s 53.27 400 meter dash time, Buzzell’s 41-5.75 in shot put and the 400 relay teams’ (Rios, Defield, Moreno and Peebles) time of 46.55.
Cedaredge’s Pepe Hofer (110HH, 17.31), Alex Barron (high jump, 5-9) and Cris Alejandre (discus, 121-10) all earned fifth-place points for the Bruins. Hotchkiss’ Christian Matus chucked the shot 41-3 to finish fifth for the Bulldogs.
Bruins’ high jumper Brysen Harris placed sixth with a jump of 5-7 with seventh place finishes going to Hofer in high jump (5-7) and Brody Wagner for his throw of 107-7 in discus competition.
Eighth-place points were awarded to Logan Tullis (110HH, 17.78) and Jordan (400m, 55.06) and the Bruins 3200 relay team (Black, Parker, Purvis, Hatheway) with its time of 9:25.08.