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Battle Mountain track second in Grand Junction

Saints' boys fifth in Glenwood

It’s not spring, but there’s spring in their step.

Battle Mountain girls track and field finished second at the Phil Wertman Invitational in Grand Junction on Friday.

With the caveat that the long-distance studettes were doing more interval work this week, it was interesting to see Sabrina Sutter and Emma Reeder go off in all things sprinting and jumping, or both simultaneously when it comes to the hurdles.

“It was fun to see them,” Huskies coach Rob Parish said. “We’re just getting both of those girls started. They both had long and successful seasons.”

On the boys’ side, Max Christenberry is turning into a Swiss army knife, very handy in a lot of situations. He won the discus and the shot put and finished second in the high jump. This all came a week after he broke Josh Henry’s long-standing  school record in the discus.

“He just had a huge mental breakthrough,” Parish said. “He’s just been throwing it so well in practice and in competition.”

Lest we leave out all of Battle Mountain’s long-distance ladies, Grace Johnson broke her own record in the 3,200 meters one weekend ago with a time of 10 minutes, 47 seconds.

Meanwhile, 2A Vail Christian should probably pick on someone its own size. The Saints boys finished fifth at the Demon Invitational. Among 2A schools, they were only behind Paonia.

Eagle Valley was scheduled to be at Berthoud, but the meet was snowed out.

Battle Mountain at Phil Wertman Invitational

Girls

Team results

1. Fruit Monument, 150.5; 2. Battle Mountain, 122.5; 3. Moffat County, 99; 4. Montrose, 89.75; 5. Faith Christian, 59.

Individual results

200 — 1. Sabrina Sutter, 26.89; 8. Sofia Piliero, 28.14.

400 — 8. Brogan Murray, 1:05.11.

800 — 1. Naomi Harding, 2;19.31; 2. Grace Johnson, 2:23.33; 3. Elliot Pribramsky, 2:24.39.

1,600 — 8. Hayley Brewster, 5:53.81.

3,200 1. Lizzy Harding, 11:15.92; 7. Clarisa Ortega, 12:58.05.

400 relay — 2. Battle Mountain, 54:00.

800 relay — 1. Battle Mountain, 1:47.61.

1,600 relay — 2. Battle Mountain, 4:18.08.

3,200 relay — 1. Battle Mountain, 10:16.14.

100 hurdles — 3. Emma Reeder, 17.78.

300 hurdles — 1. Emma Reeder, 50.15.

Medley — 2. Battle Mountain, 2:00.54.

High jump — T5. Gabby Gully, 4-8.

Long jump — Sabrina Sutter, 16-6.5.

Boys

Team results

  1. Fruita Monument, 140.5; 2. Central 109.5; 3. Grand Junction, 100; 4. Battle Mountain 75.5; 5. Moffat County 67.

Individual results

800 — 2. Nico Piliero, 2:00.89.

1,600 — 5. Andrew Rogers, 4:46.

3,200 — 2. Sullivan Middaugh, 10:12.02; 7. Jason Macaluso, 10:27.47; 8. Jake Allen, 10:27.86.

400 relay — 6. Battle Mountain, 47.50.

800 relay — 4. Battle Mountain, 1:39.44.

1,600 relay — 5. Battle Mountain, 3:47.27.

3,200 relay — 1. Battle Mountain, 8:49.74.

300 hurdles — 8. Jackson Borg, 45.00.

High jump — 2. Max Christenberry, 5-8; T8. Roshawn Reid, 5.

Discus — 1. Max Christenberry, 149-3.

Shot put — 1. Max Christenberry, 47-10.

Vail Christian at Demon Invite

Girls

200 — 6. Kendelle Smith, 27.92.

400 — 3. Kendelle Smith, 1:02.20.

Shot put — 5. Abby Kuhns, 30-10.

Boys

Team results

1. Glenwood Springs 190; 2. Cedaredge 55; 3. Paonia 50; 4. Vail Christian 42; Steamboat Springs 38. … 9. Eagle Valley 27.

Individual results

200 — 5. P.G. Nkalang’ango, 24.42; 7. E.J. Koller, 24.64.

400 — 5. Luke Bowers, 54.02; 6. Kellen Kinsella, 54.24.

800 — 7. Jose Ascencio, 2:13.28.

400 relay — 1. Vail Christian, 45.09.

800 relay — 3. Vail Christian, 1:36.46.

1,600 relay — 3. Vail Christian, 3:38.13.

300 hurdles — 7. Zach McKeever, 47.07.

Long jump — 3. E.J. Koller, 19.9

Discus — 6. Zach McKeever, 121-10.