It was a week of two meets again last week for the Las Animas Trojan track and field squad. Both meets yielded fruitful results, but again the Trojans were plagued by absence and injury.

It was a week of two meets again last week for the Las Animas Trojan track and field squad. Both meets yielded fruitful results, but again the Trojans were plagued by absence and injury.

In the first meet of the week at Primero High School in Weston, Colorado, the Trojans competed against several 1A and 2A schools in the central part of the state.

Results for the boys:

Jesus Lopez: 5th in the 3,200M Run at 13:12

Cori Bond: 5th in the 400 at 55.13

Ty Patton: 3rd in Long Jump with a jump of 17-6.75

Girls:

Bailey Huffman:

5th in the 100M Hurdles at 19.57

7th in the 300M Hurdles at 1:00.14

Monee Crosswhite:

8th in the 1,600M Run at 7:13

3rd in the 3,200M Run at 14:43

Sahara Snead:

8th in the 300M Hurdles at 1:02.19

Relays:

400M Relay: 6th at 1:08.56

800M Relay: 3rd at 1:59.26

800M Sprint Medley Relay: 2:03.82

3,200M Relay: 3rd at 13:27.30

The second meet of the week was held in Springfield on Saturday with the weather change and the gusty afternoon. Several missed the bus, so the Trojans ran with a depleted team. The Tracksters bore the elements and adversity for some pretty impressive results – a few personal records and some equal times despite the wind and weather.

Boys:
Cori Bond: 3rd in the 400M Dash at 55.20

Joaquin Maestas: 7th in the 1,600M Run at 6:05.70

Girls:

Taylor Spady:

4th in the 200M Run at 29.02

5th in the Long Jump at 14-10.25

4th in the Triple Jump at 32-6

Relays:

800M Relay: 3rd at 2:00.25

There were more schools in attendance on Saturday, so despite the improvements and solid times, the Trojans didn't place as many runners. Coach Wallace was obviously aggravated by the wind, but not as aggravated as the athletes. "If the wind wouldn't have been as bad, we would have had so many personal records, and such great times. It's rough to see kids work so hard only to be cut down by the elements," she said.