Eagle Valley’s Bair, Vail Christian’s Gruber make podium at state
LAKEWOOD, Colorado – Eagle Valley’s Jamie Bair earned her second medal at the state track and field meet in Lakewood on Saturday, finishing fourth in discus.
Gusty winds helped Bair set a new school record with a throw of 133 feet 5 inches, breaking her own school record of 129 inches 7 inches.
“I was happy with how I threw,” Bair said. “I did well. I was worried yesterday when they said it would be windy today, but it turned out of be a good wind that helped carry (the discus). It was tough, tough competition today.”
Her coach, Jeff Shroll, noted that Bair broke her own school record three times during the day.
“It’s pretty amazing,” he said.
Bair, a senior, placed eighth in the shot put Friday, which also earned her a medal.
Ashlyn Gruber’s busy weekend finished with a bang. The Vail Christian sophomore placed sixth in the 400 meters at the state meet.
It was her first medal of the weekend. She also competed in the 200 meters and the 4-by-400 relay.
On Saturday, she had a time of 60.49 seconds in the 400.
“We didn’t quite reach our goal of going sub-60 seconds, but she was sixth in state, and that’s a huge accomplishment for a sophomore,” said her coach, Tim Pierson.
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