Eagle Valley, Battle Mountain throw down in mile … in different states
Track report spans Colorado and Kansas
Colorado is apparently not enough for the Blair sisters.
Eagle Valley’s Joslin and Samantha Blair tackled the Kansas University Relays on Saturday. The sisters went 1-2 in the 1,600-meter, with Joslin winning in 4 minutes, 57.49 seconds and Samantha right behind in 4:58.14.
Not done there, Joslin won the 3,200-meter in 10:45.47, while Samantha was second in the 800-meter in 2:17.49.
This is the second out-of-state appearance for the Blairs. They were in the Texas Relays last month. Oklahoma is probably starting to feel left out.
Meanwhile, in Colorado, the Harding sisters went 1-2 in the mile at the Dakota Ridge Invitational. Lizzy won in 5:04,85, with Naomi in 5:06.44.
With one set of miles run at roughly sea level and the other at 5,280 feet, well, those miles may be closer than one thinks. This is just a fun way of saying that the Blairs and the Hardings are probably on a collision course come the state meet at Jeffco Stadium in May. Joslin Blair is the defending 4A Colorado 1,600-meter champ.
Battle Mountain was at Jeffco by design on Saturday for the Dakota Ridge Invite to get a feel for the place. Notable highlights included Wyatt Nelson winning the pole vault with a leap of 14 feet, 4 inches.
Nico Piliero ran a 4:33.59 in the boys’ 1,600-meter. John O’Neill’s school record is 4:24. Just saying.
Elliot Pribramsky took third in the open 3,200-meter, as was Max Christenberry in the discus.
Eagle Valley track and field finished fourth at the Douglas County Huskie Invitational on Saturday. (Yes, that is the spelling for Husky or Huskies.)
Yanitza Carbajal won the long jump, going 16 feet. She was also second in triple.
Under the category of “anything you can do, I can do better,” Eagle Valley’s Ethan Daubs one-upped Nelson, winning his pole-vaulting competition in 14-6. Oliver White and Holden Daniels made it a Devils’ podium in the vault.
Jackson Sticker was second in the shot put for Eagle Valley as well.
Eagle Valley High School’s Joslin and Samantha Blair, Jewel Scrivens and Avery Doan did more than hold their own competing with the best of the best.