Eagle Valley girls win at Rifle
RIFLE – Saturday night was Eagle Valley’s prom. Earlier on Saturday, the Eagle Valley track and field team had its home meet. And Friday night, the Devils and Huskies had another full track meet at Rifle.That makes for a very busy 36 hours, but it didn’t stop Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain from making a good impression on the 4A Slope Friday night. The Lady Devils won in Rifle, piling up 115 points, while the Huskies were ninth (43). On the boys’ side, Eagle Valley was second with 85 with Battle Mountain in fourth (71.5).Ashley Rohweder continued to wow with wins in the 100 meters (13.42 seconds), the 200 (27.24) and the 300 hurdles (48 even). Top cap it off, she anchored the Devils’ 400-relay team for a 40-point night.
Amy Thompson went 106 feet, 6 inches for a discus win. She followed with silver in the shot put (31-7 1/4). Sasha Pickslay-Zaomora leapt 5 feet to win the high jump.Rohweder had company in the sprints. Shaylynn Nelson captured bronze in the 100 (13.77), while Sierra Pickslay-Zamora was also third in the 200 (27.83). Hattie Higgins picked up points in the 400 with fifth place (1 minute, 4.62 seconds).Eagle Valley’s 800 squad was fourth (1:55.60) and Kacey Bair snagged a bronze in the shot (30-11).Like Rohweder, Mike Smith remains a point machine. He went 6-4 in the high jump, tying for first with Delta’s Mike Bear. Smith also won the long jump, flying 19-8 1/4. He was second in the 200 (23.39) and tied for fifth with teammate Mike Medsker in the 100 (11.9).Kyle Simonett zipped to a victory in the 400 (51.36). Medsker also finished fourth in the 200 (23.72). Brendan Wright was fourth in the 110 hurdles (18.29), while the boys’ 400 relay finished second (45.22) and the mile was fourth in 3:38.53.
Sprinters shine for HuskiesBattle Mountain’s sprinters continued to show their progress, keying a good night for the Huskies at Rifle.Aaron Wilcox was the top local in the 100, finishing in a tie for third with Palisade’s Kent Schroeder (11.89). Todd Walker sped to bronze in the 200 (23.69). The 800 relay also landed in third in 1:34.40. In the distance events, Jonny Stevens beat all comers in the 3,200 with a 10:05.41. Travis Landauer showed he’s just as strong in the open 800 as he is in a leg of the 3,200 relay, finishing second (2:02.94). T.J. Simpson ran the mile in 4:50.74, taking fourth.
The 3,200 squad, juggling around a bit, finished second in 8:30.22 behind Moffat County.The girls’ 3,200 also grabbed silver in 10:52. Ceclia Garcia captured silver in the open two-mile, clocking in at 13:22.55. Jamie Lee Roberts, exchanging soccer boots for track cleats, ran to fourth in the 800 (2:36.10). Max VanDyke was fifth in the 100 hurdles (18:36).The Huskies and Devils go head-to-head Tuesday at the Battle Mountain Invite at Phelan Field. Field events begin at 2 p.m. with running starting at 3 p.m. Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or email@example.com.