Cedaredge trio wins medals in Rocky Mountain State Games

Photo by Wayne Crick Qualifying for national track and field competition in Lynchburg, Virginia, July 31-Aug. 4, from left Cedaredge High School's Blake Tullis, Mykel Ross and John Kuemmerlin competed in Colorado Springs on July 20 at the Rocky Mountain S

On Saturday, July 20, a couple of Cedaredge student-athletes competed in the Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado Springs.

The State Games have been held for several decades and features many opportunities for folks of all ages to participate in sporting events. It can be compared to a smaller version of the Olympic Games with competitors being awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Cedaredge High School's Blake Tullis, Mykel Ross, and longtime coach, John Kuemmerlin made the trip to take part in the track and field competition. According to Kuemmerlin, they had a great time and brought back some hardware.

In the 15-16 year-old division, Tullis was a three-event gold medal recipient after winning the shot put, discus and javelin. Ross earned a pair of medals, a silver in the discus and a bronze in the javelin.

Not to be outdone, Kuemmerlin earned gold medals in the shot and discus to go with a silver in the javelin in the 40-49 year-old division.

Tullis and Ross enjoyed the javelin, especially since the javelin isn't an event in the regular season of high school track and field.

As medal winners, the three have qualified for the State Games of America to be held in Lynchburg, Virginia, July 31-August 4.

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