Devils’ Shreeve finishes sixth in high jump
AURORA Highs and lows. Peaks and valleys. The Eagle Valley girls track team painted such a picture Friday at the 4A state track meet at Legacy Stadium.Seniors Kenzie Shreeve and Heather Mann finished on a high, individually. Freshman Ashley Rohweder had a rough opening chapter to her state career.Shreeve cleared the bar in the high jump at 5 feet, 1 inch to finish sixth. The jump didn’t match her personal best of 5-2, but Shreeve was stoked regardless.”I was really excited,” Shreeve said. “In 4A, I didn’t think I would do that well. Last year I didn’t even place in 3A, so I was really happy.”Shreeve has one more engagement today at Legacy before she draws the curtains on a brilliant high school athletic career. She will join senior mates Jessica Stiles and Jessica Medsker and freshman Sasha Pickslay in the 3,200 relay final, which is slated to start at 10:15 a.m.
Mann wrapped up her school record-setting career Friday by besting her own personal record in the 400-meter dash. Her time of 59.85 was nine-hundredths of a second faster than the pace she raced at regionals in Grand Junction last Saturday. She finished 10th overall, failing to make the final cut of nine for today’s 400 final.”It felt good,” she said. “I was hoping to make it to finals again, but it was good to PR again. I think that’s the best way to go out. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you don’t.”Mann then joked that the heat Friday was the reason she didn’t earn a lane position in the final. “I was born in Alaska,” she said. “I’m a cold-weather baby. Had it have been snowing, maybe I would have made it to finals. I would have been eighth.”Rough start
Rohweder’s day didn’t get off to a bad start. She was fifth in her 100-meter dash heat, finishing 13th overall with a time of 13 seconds flat. In her 300 hurdles heat, she was charged with a false start and disqualified from the race. The freshman stayed to herself after the miscue. “She’s hurt,” Eagle Valley coach Jeff Shroll said. “She would have made it to finals in the 300 hurdles. That’s all right. It’s a learning experience. She’s a freshman. I gave her a big hug and said, ‘If there’s some way I could track down all the freshman girls who are sitting out in all these tents out here, you’d see there’s not very many of them.’ She’s been our top points scorer for the girls all season, so she’s got nothing to be ashamed of.”Relays don’t advanceWhile the senior-led 3,200 relay will have its final shot in the sun today, the other three Devils relay teams who made it to state won’t have the same opportunity. None advanced past preliminary heats Friday.
The 400 relay of Chelsea Craig, Rachel Sandoval, Miranda Hicks and Hattie Higgins finished 18th overall with a time of 53.06.The 800 team of Craig, Higgins, Beckah Stough and Sandoval finished 17th, running a 1:51:16.The medley 800 team of Higgins, Sandoval, Rohweder and Mann was also 18th, running a 1:55.11.On the field side of the girls’ action, Diana Baca threw the shot put 34 feet and one-half inch to finish 14th.Nate Peterson can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 608, or via e-mail at email@example.com.Vail, Colorado
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