SWINK — Rocky Ford high School easily won the boys’ team championship, while Fowler had a closer contest in winning the girls’ title at the annual Ray Headley Invitational Monday at Gene Brown Field.
The Meloneers scored 129 points, which was 70 more than second place Crowley County with 59.
The Lady Grizzlies scored 67 points and they edged Springfield by nine points. Florence was third with 50.
La Junta finished eighth in the boys’ standings with 29 points. Leading the Tigers was Antonio Chavez, who took second place in the 100-meter dash in 11.66 seconds and he was fourth in the 200 in 24.06.
Also placing for the Tigers were Chaz Stem, who was third in the 1,600 in 4:56.79; Chris Wilkins, who was third in the high jump at 5-9; and Wyatt Buhr, who was fifth in the discus at 115-7.
The Lady Tigers did not place.
In winning the boys’ championship, the Meloneers had five individual championships.
Cody Danley won the 800 in 2:01.26 and the 1,600 in 4:41.29. David Trujillo won the 100 in 11.61, the 200 in 23.51 and he was also third in the long jump at 19-5 1/4. Noel Lopez won the 3,200 in 10:56.14 and he also took second in the 1,600 in 4:55.41.
Three other Meloneers placed in two events. Nate Hancock was third in the discus at 121-9 and eighth in the shot put at 38-0 3/4; Nick Barela was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.42 and fourth in the 300 hurdles in 44.65; and Chris Gonzales was fourth in the triple jump at 40-0 1/2 and fifth in the 400 in 55.18.
Also placing for Rocky were Christian Gauna, who was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 47.33; and Joaquin Munoz, who was eighth in the 3,200 in 12:39.66.
The Meloneers also won two relays. They took the 4x100 in 46.34 and the 4x400 in 3:40.00. They were also second in the 4x800 in 8:56.51 and third in the 4x200 in 1:38.09.
The Lady Meloneers were 11th in the girls’ meet with 29 1/2 points.
Placing for the Rocky girls were Jacklynn Snyder, who was second in the 800 in 2:37.81; Kelly Long, who was fourth in the 100 hurdles in 18.25; Abigail Snyder, who was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 51.58; Kailene Black, who was seventh in the 3,200 in 15:28.38; Kaysa Kurtz-Merwin, who was eighth in the 1,600 in 6:22.04; and Emily Moreland, who tied for eighth in the high jump at 4-5.
The Lady Meloneers placed in three relays. They were fifth in the 4x800 in 11:44.08, sixth in the 4x400 in 4:55.68, and eighth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:02.84.
Fowler took sixth place in the boys’ standings with 31 points. The Grizzlies had three placers who all scored in more than one event.
Orin Carnes was second in the 110 hurdles in 16.92 and eighth in the 300 hurdles in 48.01; Brand Sharp was third in the 110 hurdles in 17.08 and third in the 300 hurdles in 44.58; and Thor Schiffer was fifth in the long jump at 18-1, sixth in the 110 hurdles in 18.00, seventh in the 300 hurdles in 47.99, and eighth in the triple jump at 36-3 1/2.
The Lady Grizzlies were led by Lexi Van Sickle, who won the 400 in 1:01.67 and she was also second in the 200 in 27.60.
Also placing in more than one event for the Fowler girls was Ryanna Pruet, who was fifth in the triple jump at 31-6 3/4 and seventh in the 200 in 28.40.
Other Lady Grizzly placers included Ashlyn Alvey, who was second in the 1,600 in 6:04.39; Jacquelin Alvey, who was third in the 800 in 2:41.82; Samantha Graham, who was seventh in the long jump at 14-3 1/2; and Kaitlyn Smith, who was eighth in the 100 hurdles in 19.78.
Fowler also won two relays. They won the 4x200 in 1:50.98 and the 800 sprint medley in 1:56.61. It also took third in the 4x800 in 11:30.16.
Swink took seventh place in the girls’ meet with 42 1/2 points.
Two Lady Lions placed in two events as Brianna Denton placed second in the 300 hurdles in 51.21 and fourth in the long jump at 14-10, while Skyler Jones was second in the triple jump at 33-0 1/2 and third in the 100 in 13.56.
Other Swink girl placers included Rylee Platt, who was fifth in the 1,600 in 6:09.95; and Jayden King, who tied for eighth in the high jump at 4-5.
The Lady Lions placed in three relays. They were fourth in the 4x100 in 53.72, fourth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:00.90, and seventh in the 4x200 in 2:01.03.
The Swink boys did not place.
Cheraw scored three points in the girls’ meet to tie for 27th place. The Lady Wolverines’ only placer was Joslyn Burnett, who took sixth in the 800 in 2:43.41.
No Cheraw boys placed.
Crowley County’s boys were led by Lane Walter, who won the shot put at 44-0 1/2 and the discus at 161-5. He was also third in the 200 in 23.79.
Tyler Schwartz was also an individual champion as he won the long jump at 20-8. He was also third in the triple jump at 40-7 1/4.
Other Charger placers included Hayden Carter, who was fourth in the high jump at 5-7, and Brannon Harris, who was sixth in the discus at 113-6 and eighth in the 400 in 56.22.
The Chargers also took second place in the 4x200 in 1:35.48.
The Lady Chargers placed eighth with 39 points and they were led by Rylee Haynes, who won three championships. She won the 100 hurdles in 17.31, the high jump at 5-2, and the long jump at 15-11 1/4. Haynes also placed fifth in the 300 hurdles in 51.86.
Another Crowley County placer was Jayla Brown, who finished fourth in the 3,200 in 14:52.71.
McClave tied for 10th in the boys’ standings with 26 points. Three Cardinals scored as Darian Herrera was second in the 200 in 23.59, Marcus Perales was third in the 400 in 54.81, and Mavric Leighty was seventh in the 800 in 2:13.06.
McClave was seventh in the 4x800 in 9:32.76.
The Lady Cardinals finished 12th with 28 1/2 points. Placing for the McClave girls were Katie Roesch, who was fifth in the 400 in 1:06.92; Shalea Watts, who tied for fourth in the high jump at 4-9 and she was also fifth in the 800 in 2:43.26; and Makenzie Watts, was fifth in the shot put at 32-5 and fifth in the discus at 97-10.
The Lady Cardinals also took fourth in the 4x400 in 4:35.43 and sixth in the 4x100 in 55.61.
Las Animas was 24th in the boys’ standings with six points. The Trojans’ only placer was Gabe DeVargas, who was third in the 800 in 2:06.26.
The Lady Trojans tied for 27th in the girls’ meet with three points. Madi Gallagher was seventh in the 300 hurdles in 55.25 and Makayla Huffman was eighth in the 3,200 in 15:28.41.
The Kim/Branson co-op boys’ team tied for 18th place with 12 points.
The Mustangs were led by Zion Mason, who was fourth in the 100 in 11.71, seventh in the 200 in 24.45, and seventh in the high jump at 5-5.
Also placing for the Mustangs were Finn Warner, who was seventh in the long jump at 17-10 3/4; and Zephyn Mason, who was eighth in the high jump at 5-5.
The Lady Mustangs finished 13th with 22 points. Zariah Mason won the 200 in 26.28.
Kim/Branson also took second in the 4x100 in 53.38 and fifth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:01.67.
Later this week
La Junta and Rocky Ford will compete in the Coronado Cougar Classic Friday at Garry Berry Stadium in Colorado Springs. Crowley County, Fowler, Kim/Branson, Las Animas, McClave, and Swink will all be at the Springfield Longhorn Invitational on Saturday.
Boys’ Team Scores
Rocky Ford 129, Crowley County 59, Holly 45, Centauri 38, South Baca 34, Del Norte 31, Fowler 31, La Junta 29, Rye 27, Eads 26, Sargent 26, Springfield 24, McClave 18, Granada 16, Cheyenne Wells 14, Genoa-Hugo 14, Kiowa 14, Kim/Branson 12, Trinidad 12, Wiley 12, Primero 10, Lamar 9, Swallows 7, Las Animas 6, Hanover 5, Florence 4, Lake City 4, John Mall 3, La Veta 2, Cheraw 0, Edison 0, Swink 0.
Girls’ Team Scores
Fowler 67, Springfield 58, Florence 50, Eads 48 1/2, Del Norte 44, Holly 44, Swink 42 1/2, Crowley County 39, Rye 36, Genoa-Hugo 33, Rocky Ford 29 1/2, McClave 28 1/2, Kim/Branson 22, Wiley 19, John Mall 18, South Baca 16, Centauri 14, Sargent 14, Cheyenne Wells 12, Granada 12, Trinidad 10, La Veta 9, Primero 7, Edison 6, Kiowa 6, Lake City 6, Cheraw 3, Las Animas 3, Lamar 1, Hanover 0, La Junta 0, Swallows 0.