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Battle Mountain girls fourth in Craig

Special to the Daily/John VandelinderJenna Beairsto of Battle Mountain leaps during the girls long jump event at Moffat County. The Huskies girls placed fourth at the meet.
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CRAIG, Colorado ” Battle Mountain really does have a girls track and field team.

Yes, the boys long-distance runners and the sprinters always seem to grab the headlines, but yes, Eagle-Vail, there is a Battle Mountain girls track team.

And the ladies did very well Friday at the Moffat County Invitational, finishing fourth out of 16 teams.

“The girls had a great meet,” Huskies coach Rob Parish said. “They placed fourth and that’s one of the highest finishes they’ve had in a while. We got a lot of contributions different places, both throwing and running.”

Heidi Sorenson finished seventh in the 200 meters, with a time of 28.5 seconds. Sorenson scored in every event in which she competed.

Spiker turned runner, Jen Thul was sixth in the 400 in 1 minute, 7.04 seconds. In the 800, it was the soccer girls ” Jamie Lee Roberts and McKenzie Stevens ” taking fourth and fifth, respectively.

Kenzie Grant ran her first competitive 3,200 and was third in 12:28. Anouk Guilmineau placed fourth and Valerie Rivero eighth.

Sorenson struck again for points with bronze in the 300 hurdles. She clocked a 51.81.

The relays were solid with the 400 of Jenna Beairsto, Alexa Corcoran, Gemma Mendoza and Lauren Cerra eighth. The 800 was fourth. That crew was Olivia Fauland, Beairsto, Thul and Mendoza.

The mile relay of Thul, Fauland, Sorenson and Mendoza took fourth as well. And the 3,200 relay of Grant, Stevens, Roberts and Sorenson bested them all in second.

Ellie Cahill gave the Huskies a rare contribution in throwing. She was seventh in the shot put with toss of 29 feet, 4 inches.

While most of the Huskies boys’ team compete today at Cherry Creek, some of the younger athletes got a chance to strut their stuff Friday in Craig.

Connor Tedstrom was fifth in the 800. Parke Robbins shined in the 300 hurdles with a silver.

The 400 relay of Victor Rios, Josh Kundolf, Robert Martinez and Sean Martinez raced to eighth. The 800 relay with the same bunch except that Robbins subbed in for Sean Martinez, came through with fifth.

The 1,600 squad of Robins, Robert Martinez, Jesus Nunez and Poncho Menesses finished eighth, while the 3,200 (Tedstrom, Nunez, Jack Sunderland and Eric Spry) took fifth.

Menesses was seventh in the triple jump and eighth in the high jump. Kundolf flew to fifth in the long jump.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or cfreud@vaildaily.com.


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