Almost all of the local high school track and field programs took part in competitions last week. Meets took place in Colorado Springs and Springfield.
Coronado Cougar Classic
COLORADO SPRINGS — La Junta and Rocky Ford high schools took part in the Coronado Cougar classic, which occurred Friday at Garry Berry Stadium.
The La Junta boys finished in 23rd place with four points. Placing for the Tigers were Chris Wilkins, who tied for fifth in the high jump at 5-8; Noah Sedillo, who was seventh in the discus at 127-4; and Carlos Rangel, who was eighth in the discus at 125-0.
The Lady Tigers tied for 28th place with two points. Their only placer was Ilene Robledo, who finished seventh in the discus at 104-5.
Rocky Ford was 22nd in the boys’ meet with five points. The Meloneers’ only placer was Cody Danley, who was fourth in the 3,200 in 10:14.30.
The Lady Meloneers were 27th with five points and they were led by Jacklynn Snyder, who was sixth in the 800 in 2:31.75; and Abigail Snyder, who was eighth in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.11.
Boys’ Team Scores
Doherty 91, Coronado 64, Cheyenne Mountain 53, Harrison 49, Widefield 48, Air Academy 45, Gateway 41, Liberty 40, Canon City 34, Brighton 30, Hoehne 27, Palmer 26, Mesa Rdge 22, Pine Creek 22, Woodland Park 18, Falcon 16, Douglas County 15, Mitchell 13, Burlington 11, Calhan 10, Salida 7, Rocky Ford 5, La Junta 4, Vanguard 3, Simla 2, Classical Academy 0, Ellicott 0, Florence 0, John Mall 0, Rampart 0, St. Mary’s 0, South Park, Swallows 0, Thomas MacLaren 0.
Girls’ Team Scores
Liberty 82, Air Academy 71, Coronado 69, Cheyenne Mountain 53, Widefield 51, Harrison 50, Brighton 43, Doherty 42, Douglas County 32, Calhan 24, Pine Creek 21, Classical Academy 20, Salida 18, Burlington 17, Falcon 15, Mesa Ridge 15, Vanguard 15, Rampart 14, Canon City 12, Palmer 12, Simla 11, South Park 11, Hoehne 9, Woodland Park 8, Ellicott 5, Gateway 5, Rocky Ford 5, La Junta 2, Mitchell 2, John Mall 1, Florence 0, St. Mary’s 0, Swallows 0, Thomas MacLaren 0.
Springfield Longhorn Invitational
SPRINGFIELD — Several local teams were at the Springfield Longhorn Invitational, which took place Satruday at Longhorn Stadium.
La Junta was 14th in the boys’ meet with 14 points. The Tiger placers were Wyatt Buhr, who was fourth in the triple jump at 38-3 1/2; and Jacob Martinez, who was sixth in the 800 in 2:21.16.
The Lady Tigers did not place.
Swink was 15th with 11 points. The Lion’s only individual placer was Tyler Amrhein, who was seventh in the 200 in 26.37.
The Lions also placed in three relays. They were fifth in the 4x100 in 51.57, sixth in the 4x800 in 10:10.40, and seventh in the 4x200 in 1:47.77.
The Lady Lions were fifth in the girls’ meet with 50 points. They were led by Brianna Denton with a pair of individual championships. She won the 300 hurdles in 53.43 and the long jump at 15-10.
Also placing for Swink were Rylee Platt, who was second in the 1,600 in 6:23.41; Skyler Jones, who was third in the 100 in 13.77 and fifth in the 100 hurdles in 19.69; and Jayden King, who was fourth in the 100 hurdles in 19.56.
The Lady Lions also scored in three relays. They were second in the 800 sprint medley in 1:59.59, third in the 4x100 in 54.18, and sixth in the 4x200 in 2:07.56.
Rocky Ford tied for ninth in the boys’ meet with 24 points.
The Meloneers had three individual champions, but all three placed in more than one event. Chris Gonzales was third in the 400 in 55.46, fifth in the triple jump at 38-2 1/2 and seventh in the 800 in 2:26.80. Seth Havens was fourth in the 200 in 25.44, seventh in the 100 in 12.33 and seventh in the 400 in 57.44. Chance Finch placed eighth in the 800 in 2:34.83 and eighth in the 1,600 in 5:27.31.
The Lady Meloneers were 15th in the girls’ meet with seven points. Their placers included Maquela Huff, who tied for fifth in the high jump at 4-9; and Kailene Black, who was seventh in the 1,600 in 6:54.73 and eighth in the 800 in 3:12.16.
The Fowler boys were 11th with 20 points. The Grizzlies were led by Orin Carnes, who was second in the 110 hurdles in 16.77; Thor Schiffer, who was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 18.16 and sixth in the 300 hurdles in 49.26; and Brand Sharp, who was sixth in the 110 hurdles in 18.27.
The Lady Grizzlies took second place with 79 points and they had a pair of meet champions in Ryanna Pruet, who won the triple jump at 32-2 1/2; and Lexi Van Sickle, who took the 400 in 1:02.06.
Other Fowler girls’ placers were Kaitlyn Smith, who was second in the triple jump at 31-7, seventh in the 100 hurdles in 20.12 and seventh in the long jump at 14-6 1/4; Ashlyn Alvey, who was third in the 1,600 in 6:25.25 and third in the 3,200 in 14:00.05; Martha Castaneda, who was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 57.23; Samantha Graham, who was sixth in the long jump at 14-7; Jayden Osborne, who was seventh in the 300 hurdles in 58.73; and Abigail Prieto, who was seventh in the 3,200 in 15:26.00.
The Lady Grizzlies also placed in three relays. They won the 4x200 in 1:53.06, were second in the 4x100 in 54.11, and were third in the 4x800 in 11:27.43.
The Crowley County boys were fifth with 46 points. Placing for the Chargers were Tyler Schwartz, who was fifth in the long jump at 19-9 1/4; and Brannon Harris, who was sixth in the 200 in 25.72 and eighth in the 400 in 58.39.
The Chargers scored in all four relays. They were fourth in the 4x100 in 50.10, fourth in the 4x400 in 4:05.75, fourth in the 4x800 in 10:01.91, and sixth in the 4x200 in 1:45.35.
The Lady Chargers placed seventh with 49 points and they again were led by Rylee Haynes. She was second in the 100 hurdles in 17.65, second in the long jump at 15-7 1/2, second in the high jump at 5-0, and eighth in the 100 in 13.96.
Also placing for the Crowley County girls were Jayla Brown, who was fourth in the 1,600 in 14:46.00, sixth in the 800 in 2:57.74 and sixth in the 1,600 in 6:44.31; and Shannon McLelland, who was fourth in the shot put at 30-7.
The Lady Chargers also took third place in the 4x400 in 5:05.29.
Las Animas was 11th in the boys’ meet with 20 points. Placing for the Trojans were Gabe DeVargas, who took second in the 800 in 2:09.18, and Maranatha DeVargas, who placed sixth in the 1,600 in 5:20.21.
The Trojans were also third in the 4x800 in 9:35.75 and sixth in the 4x400 in 4:13.37.
The Lady Trojans were 13th in the girls’ meet with 14 points. Their placers included Madi Gallagher, who was third in the 300 hurdles in 56.69, and Makayla Huffman, who was fifth in the 3,200 in 15:03.82 and eighth in the 1,600 in 6:55.37.
Las Animas was also sixth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:20.25.
McClave was sixth in the boys’ meet with 32 points. Placing for the Cardinals were Darian Herrera, who won the 400 in 52.95 and was also second in the 100 in 12.12; Dawson Roesch, who was third in the 300 hurdles in 49.19 and eighth in the 100 in 12.38; and Ian Beckett, who was sixth in the long jump at 19-8 1/4.
The Lady Cardinals placed 14th with 10 points and they were led by Becca Steerman, who was sixth in the 3,200 in 15:08.77, and Gentry Martin, who was eighth in the 200 in 30.07.
The McClave girls also finished third in the 800 sprint medley in 1:59.67.
The Kim/Branson co-op boys’ team was seventh with 31 points. The Mustangs were led by Zion Mason, who won the 100 in 12.09, and Zephyn Mason, who was fourth in the 100 in 12.20 and fourth in the long jump at 19-9 3/4.
The Lady Mustangs were seventh in the girls’ meet with 32 points. They were led by Zariah Mason with a pair of victories. She won the 100, in 12.95 and the 200 in 26.56.
Also placing were Sidney Goode, who was third in the triple jump at 31-1 1/2; Katelynn Keeler, who was fifth in the shot put at 30-2 1/2; and Tori Goode, who was seventh in the 400 in 1:09.04.
Boys’ Team Scores
Lamar 181, Holly 70, South Baca 64, Springfield 56, Crowley County 46, McClave 32, Kim/Branson 31, Cheyenne Wells 28, Eads 24, Rocky Ford 24, Las Animas 20, Fowler 18, Primero 16, La Junta 14, Swink 11, Plainview 6, Wiley 6, Walsh 5.
Girls’ Team Scores
Springfield 108, Fowler 79, Lamar 71, Eads 70, Swink 60, Wiley 53, Crowley County 49, Kim/Branson 32, Cheyenne Wells 30, Holly 29, South Baca 28, Primero 18, Las Animas 14, McClave 10, Rocky Ford 7, Plainview 5, La Junta 0, Walsh 0.
All of the local teams will be in action this week.
La Junta will participate in the Pueblo Twilight Meet at Dutch Clark Stadium on Friday. Crowley County, Fowler, Las Animas, Rocky Ford, and Swink will be at the Cinco de Mayo Invitational in Walsenburg on Friday. Cheraw, Kim/Branson, and McClave will be at the Tri-League Meet Saturday in Holly.