Devils, Huskies track teams take final shot at state
May 13, 2017
Get out the rabbit's foot and the horseshoe.
If you have lucky socks, then put them on.
This weekend was last-chance state qualifying for Eagle Valley at the Tiger Invite in Grand Junction and Battle Mountain at St. Vrain.
Milesplit.com shuts down state qualifying tonight and then the state 18 shakes out. Often there is movement after times and distances are reported. For example, the Huskies' Naomi Harding is qualified in six events and one can only enter four competitions at a meet. She'll drop out of two events and someone in 19th place will be very happy.
This will happen throughout the state.
In the meantime, the Devils and Huskies are watching, clicking and refreshing after making their final pitches to the computer.
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The movers for the Devils seem to be the guys' 3,200-meter relay team, Cassie Jaramillo and Holden Daniels.
The 4-by-8 finished the season with a time of 8 minutes, 20.88 seconds, which, most years, would qualify. This year, the 3,200 relay in 4A is stacked, but Eagle Valley coach Jeff Shroll seems to feel pretty good about this quartet.
Jaramillo likely did herself a lot of good, winning the shot put this weekend with a toss of 36 feet. Daniels moved himself up in the pole vault in Grand Junction.
Speaking of pole vaulting, the Devils should have a sizeable contingent (four) at Jeffco Stadium next week. Shroll also feels his girls' 4-by-8 is in, as well as both of the school's mile relays.
Harrison Trotter and Charise Crabb seem set in both hurdles events. Shroll is also hoping for Joslin Blair to make the 800.
At St. Vrain, the Huskies knocked off three state records, all of which should help there be more black and gold at state next week.
The boys' mile jumped from 24th to ninth with a time of 3:27. Sabrina Sutter shattered 26 seconds in the 200. That mark dated back all the way to 1983.
The Huskies also assembled an 800 relay team with a few distance runners — Sutter, Alex Raichart, Harding and Gabby Trueblood.
The Huskies will have their long-distance crew amply representing at state. The girls' 4-by-8, which hasn't run together recently in its full-fledged state, is ranked No. 2 in the state.
Eagle Valley at Tiger Invitational
100 — 7. Corben Funk, 11.85.
1,600 — 6. Jack Neifert, 4:43.54; 8 Jesse Moser, 4:50.10.
3,200 — Gerardo Lopez, 10:44.03.
110 hurdles — 3. Harrison Trotter, 15.75.
300 hurdles — 2. Harrison Trotter, 41.72.
400 relay — 7. Eagle Valley, 45.77.
1,600 relay — 3. Eagle Valley, 3:30.16.
3,200 relay — 4. Eagle Valley, 8:20.88.
High jump — T8. Harrison Trotter and Matthew Turner, 5-7.
Pole vault — 1. Joseph White, 12-7; 2. Trever LaFramboise, 12; 3. Ethan Daubs, 11-7.
800 — 2. Joslin Blair, 2:20.03; 3. Taylor Hermosillo, 2:21.09.
1,600 — 3. Avery Doan, 5:31.62; 7. Shelby Essex, 5:48.93.
3,200 — 3. Avery Doan, 12:07.13.
100 hurdles — 4. Charise Crabb, 17.68.
400 relay — 6. Eagle Valley, 55.18.
800 relay — 5. Eagle Valley, 1:51.49.
Medley — 2. Eagle Valley, 1:54.27.
High jump — 3. Shelbi Lubbers, 5-1; 7. Joslin Blair, 4-9.
Pole vault — 2. Morgan Kromer, 9.
Discus — 1. Cassie Jaramillo, 113.
Shot put — 1. Cassie Jaramillo, 36-0.75.
Battle Mountain at St. Vrain
200 — 4. Sabrina Sutter, 25.90.
1,600 — 3. Naomi Harding, 5:06.95; 6. Lizzy Harding, 5:12.46; 7. Elizabeth Constien, 5:13.62.
3,200 — 3. Grace Johnson, 11:44.65.
800 relay — 3. Battle Mountain, 1:45.83.
1,600 relay — 7. Battle Mountain, 4:05.95.
3,200 relay — 3. Battle Mountain, 10:06.66.
1,600 relay — 3. Battle Mountain, 3:27.17.
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